Ellsworth Bacon, Sr.

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Ellsworth Bacon, Sr., 67 was born on April 20, 1947 to Anna Mae Burrell and adopted by the late Christopher Columbus Burrell, Sr. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He departed this life suddenly on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at  Edward W. McCready Memorial Hospital in Crisfield, Maryland.

“Ells” as he was fondly called by the ones who loved him, matriculated from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the tender age of seven. Ellsworth spent his childhood days in Crisfield, Maryland, under the care of his “second mother,” Ethel Hatton, who reared and loved him unconditionally.

Ellsworth graduated from Carter G. Woodson School and immediately joined the U.S. Army, where he served his country for three years.  Ells returned to Crisfield, Maryland and found employment at Sherwin Williams Company, also known as Rubberset.  He spent a total of 49 years encompassing several industries; completing a total of 36 years of service in the manufacturing industry, at Rubberset.

Ellsworth accepted the Lord in his life at an early age in Crisfield, Maryland at Shiloh United Methodist Church. He adopted his favorite scripture the 23rd Psalm, which he wore on his forearm with a personalized insignia, NEA, which meant, “Never Ever Alone.” He was currently a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Oaksville, Maryland where he served on the Finance Counting Committee and previously as a member of the Adult Choir.

Ellsworth loved his family wholeheartedly.  He was considered the life of the party with his charisma and infectious personality during family gatherings.  Ells was always willing to offer words of wisdom, encouragement, humor and an abundance of love and joy to everyone he encountered. He loved counseling and mentoring others and could often be seen doing just that while in the presence of young people at work and within the local community. Inspiring others in a positive direction was his passion.

Ellsworth was married to Margaret Paige-Bacon, the love of his life for 29 ½ years.  Some of his happiest moments were when he was in the presence of his beloved wife, Margaret, AKA “Sugar Love.” They shared an adoration that was rare and untethered, because not only were they husband and wife, but best friends.  Ells and Margaret were like two peas in a pod, always together as they shared a united spiritual bond.  Margaret will definitely miss their special time communicating their love for the Lord.  There was never a period when he didn’t take the time to show her just how much he treasured and adored her.

Ellsworth leaves to cherish fond memories, his loving and devoted wife, Margaret Paige-Bacon of Princess Anne, Maryland; his mother, Anna Mae Burrell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two children, Felisha Sutton (Jody) of Crisfield,  Maryland and Ellsworth Bacon, Jr. (Katrina) of Waldorf, Maryland; two sisters, Eileen Burrell of Yeadon, Pennsylvania and Dawn Burrell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  two brothers, Christopher Burrell, Jr. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Dean Burrell of Temple Hills, Maryland; three grandchildren, Daren Milbourne, Jr., Shakira Miles, and Ricko Miles; two great granddaughters, all of Crisfield,  Maryland.

Ellsworth also leaves to cherish fond memories, four aunts, Lorraine Cottman (Joshua), Regina Hill (John), Patricia Cooper and Janice Douglas (Sinclair); one uncle, Upshur Bacon; one mother-in-law, Martha L. Paige; two sisters-in-law, Mary L. Paige and   Kimberely Young; two brothers-in-law, Robert L. Bivens and Ronald L. Paige; one  goddaughter, Kristina Brown; a special best friend, Barry Noe, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Samuel and Ruth Bacon; “second mother,” Ethel Hatton, and sister-in-law, Beverly Paige.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute, 100 East Carroll Street, Salisbury, Maryland  21801.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2015 at St. James United Methodist Church in Westover with a viewing one hour prior.  Reverend Ronald Bell will be the Eulogist. Interment will be held 1 p.m. Monday February 9, 2015  in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock.


7 Responses to “Ellsworth Bacon, Sr.”

  • Thomas McNamee:

    My deepest condolences to the Bacon family. I had the honor of working with Els for the past five years and not only was he a co-worker he was a confidant and a friend. We shared a lot of laughs together and I enjoyed his sense of humor. I also aways admired and respected him for the way he carried himself and how he would always bring a diffrent perspective on how to handle situations. Outspoken but never disrespectful a true gentleman. I have crossed paths with many in my life but it is not often that one has the priviledge of meeting someone with the character of an Ellsworth Bacon. Rest in Peace My Friend.

  • drnoe, or buddyroe:

    It is with a heavy heart that I mourn the loss of my friend and brother. I was so lucky to have him in my life since 1990, and find it hard to image the future without him. He was so full of love and life, in times of good and bad, and an inspiration to all around him. I am a better man to have known him, and can only aspire to represent what he instilled in all who knew him.
    I miss him dearly. My thoughts, tears, and prayers are for Ells, his family, and the love of his life, Margaret. Rest in peace my brother.

  • Sarah Brinton:

    My love and prayers go out to the Bacon family. My fiance’ and I looked to Ellsworth as a friend and mentor during our years with Sherwin Williams. He was an incredible man and it was an honor to know him. I saw him just several weeks ago and we had a wonderful conversastion that I will never forget. He was so excited to spend more time with his family with his recent retirement. I will deeply miss his humor and positive outlook on life. Rest in peace, Ells. <3

  • Nicole:

    Love you, Ells!!! Rest in peace!

  • Ruth A. Jones:

    February 5, 2015 at 9:37pm

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the Bacon family. He was truly an extraordinary person. He was so supportive at Woodson Middle School when Ellsworth Jr played basketball and performed so well academically. He will truly be missed.If I’ ve learned anything down through the years, it’s that nothing beautiful in this world is ever really lost. Those we cherish will always live on in memory.

    Ruth A. Jones

  • Bob Purnell:

    My sincere thoughts and prayers to the family of Ellsworth. I knew him as a friend when I was a little boy. I had not seen him in several years but, the last time we talked it was about our younger days…He was a good man. He will be missed.

  • Lisa R. Murray:

    My deepest condolences to the family.
    May God comfort & keep your during this time.
    Ells will be truly missed and I’m thankful to
    have known him. Sleep in peace, my friend.

    Lisa R. Murray

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