JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- State Representative Tyrone Ellis has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
Representative Gary Chism of Columbus tells WTVA News the House Information Office sent out a message earlier today asking for prayers for the state lawmaker and confirming he had a stroke.
Chism says Ellis was admitted to the Baptist Hospital in Jackson.
Ellis, a Democrat from Starkville, represents House District 38 which includes parts of Clay, Noxubee, Oktibbeha and Lowndes County.
He has served in the legislature since 1980.