Virginia L. Ellis, 88, born June 22, 1922, of Elizabethton died Sunday, May 15, 2011 in Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton.
She was the daughter of the late Robert T. and Katherine Shell Ellis. She was born in Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee but moved to Carter County at an early age and grew up in the Keenburg Community.
She was employed in the Comptrollerâ€™s Department of Beaunit Corporation as secretary and cashier for twenty-three years and later worked as a bookkeeper in the Superintendentâ€™s Office of the Carter County School System for seventeen years, retiring in 1983. Ms. Ellis was a member of Borderview Christian Church. She also had been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a volunteer for the Carter County Adult Reading Program. She always displayed a love and an interest in the welfare of others, and cared for the sick and the elderly as long as her health permitted.
Ms. Ellis was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Ellis and by brothers, Jack T. Ellis, Walter Pat Ellis, Harold R. Ellis and Phillip E. Ellis; and by nephews, David Ellis, Lynn Ellis and a niece, Kimberly Lewey.
Survivors include her husband, Winston Redford, Johnson City; six nieces, Kelly Ellis White, Chattanooga, TN, Elaine E. Cook, Abingdon, VA; Katherine E. Barker, Hester E. Honeycutt, Barbara E. Melton and Nancy Katherine Ellis, all of Elizabethton, and three nephews, Jack Patrick Ellis, Ringgold, GA, H. Douglas Ellis, Abingdon, VA and Frederick L. Ellis, Elizabethton.
Funeral service for Virginia L. Ellis will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Monday, May 16, 2011 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with eulogy to be given by Mr. Scott Reynolds. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Scott Reynolds and Mr. Ray Don Markland. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00-7:00 P.M. on Monday prior to the funeral service.
Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be her family, friends; special friends, Charlotte Newton, Jo Ann Bowers, Richard Tittle and Winfrey Curtis, neighbors and her church family. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:55 A.M. on Tuesday for the graveside service.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home for their love and care shown to Ms. Ellis.
To those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers donations may be made to any church, community project or charity of their choice.
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Arrangements for the Ellis family have been entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home