Lonnie Jay Elledge


Lonnie Jay Elledge, beloved son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend, left this world on Dec. 27, 2022, to be with our Lord.

Lonnie Jay was born Feb. 16, 1989, to Sidelia Villareal and Jimmy Dee Elledge. He grew up in Pagosa Springs, Colo., and lived here most of his life. 

To many that knew Lonnie Jay, knew him as the guy that loved to make others laugh and the one to always lend a helping hand. Lonnie didn’t like to see others struggle with anything even when he had his own struggles. The happiness of others meant more to Lonnie than anything else. If you saw him in the grocery store or in a gas station you knew that you would leave in a better mood than you went in with. He always had a joke or would give you his radiating smile, or his help. Whether it be his catch phrase “be good or be good at it” or some advice he gave, Lonnie Jay was never one to hold a grudge and if he did he would be over it the next day.

Lonnie Jay leaves behind his loving family: mom Sidelia; father JimmyDee; brothers J.D. (Jr. and Olivia), Jessie (Brandy, Jesse, Jazmin, Derek, Zachari), Timothy (Monica, Nathen, Sadie), Servando; sister Chantel (Sophia); along with tios, tias and many cousins.

He was the friend that everyone needed. The brother that everyone loved.

 A rosary for Lonnie was held on Friday, Jan. 6, and a service was held on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Pope John Paul II Catholic Church, Pagosa Springs, Colo.