Ellen Joyce "E.J." Mervis

Saturday 28th of February 1953 - Thursday 21st of November 2019

Ellen Joyce "E.J." Mervis


Funeral Service

Nov 25, 2019 (10:00 am )


159 North Broadway, Lexington, KY

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Ellen Joyce “E.J.” Mervis, 66, died on November 21, 2019. Born to the late Eugene and Anne (Weisberg) Mervis on February 28, 1953 in Akron, OH, she was a member of Ohavay Zion Synagogue, Lexington.

E.J. was a Tates Creek High School graduate, attended UK, graduated from the Massey Fashion Institute. She was a diamond buyer for C. & H. Rauch Jewelers and later became a quality control supervisor at Tiffany & Co.

Generous, loving, loyal, and free-spirited, most of all, she was totally devoted to her family. A loving mother to Gina and Gina’s husband Orlando, she is also survived by her sister Arlene (Harry) Cohen, and Arlene’s daughters Erica (Jeremy) Mash and Barbara Rubin; very special great-nieces and great-nephews, Seth, Abby, Sophie, Jake; and her dear dogs, Cookie and Lucious.

The funeral service will take place on Monday at 10am at Milward-Broadway. Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lexington Humane Society.

Guest Book

Joyce Welch


Ellen and I were friends at TC. We shared similar names and birth months. She was so kind to me and very sorry to hear of her death. My thoughts to her family. P.S. I worked with Arthur Salomon in early-mid-70’s and remember him speaking of Harry, I think...

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