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Trent Ellis

August 26, 1982 — April 9, 2024

Trent Eugene Ellis, 41, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on April 9, 2024.  He was born on August 26, 1982, in Indianapolis, IN, to Earl Ellis and Kelli Burner-Ellis.  Trent attended Perry Meridian High School thru his junior year, and then transferred to Lawrence North High School, where he graduated in 2001.  He was on the varsity basketball team at both schools and played in AAU.  And went on to play basketball at Joliet Jr. College in Joliet, IL for 2 years.  Trent was self-employed.   He was a member and got baptized at Oak Park Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN.   

Trent loved to dance and make people laugh.  He liked to play all sports, but especially basketball.  Trent loved his family and spending time with them, especially his cousins.  

He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Earl E. Ellis, Ivan L. Burner and Bruce Redmon; and uncle, Randy Ellis.

Trent is survived by his mother, Kelli Burner-Ellis; father, Earl Ellis (Bobbi); sister, Tara E. Ellis; grandmothers, Norma R. Tidd-Redmon and Elizabeth E. Kassing-Burner; aunts and uncles, Darrell Hynes (Rhonda), Dana Ellis, Ivy Howard (David), Cindy Higbee (Myron), Mark Burner, Robin Lawrence (Mark), Bryan Burner (Heather); 2 nephews, Cameron A. Tribble and Logan M. Ford; along with many loving cousins.

There will be a Celebration of Life announced at a later date.  Please check back for updates.  Cremation arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence.  In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to your local rehabilitation center.  Trent was on a waiting list to be admitted into one when he passed away.  

Trent was greatly loved by his parents, family and friends, and will truly be missed.

The family would like for you to write about your memories with Trent in the condolences below.


When tomorrow starts without me,

And I’m not here to see,

If the sun should rise and find your eyes,

Filled with tears for me.

I know how much you love me,

As much as I love you,

And each time you think of me,

I know you’ll miss me too.

So when tomorrow starts without me,

Don’t think we’re far apart,

For every time you think of me,

I’m right here, in your heart.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

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