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Tamsey Ellis

November 11, 1939 — August 30, 2018

Tamsey Dawn Warren Ellis, 78, wife of the late Thomas Henley Ellis and a resident of Cape Charles, VA, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018, at her residence. A native of Danville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Clarry Anderson Warren and the late Virginia Helen Callahan Warren. She was a retired science teacher for Broadwater Academy in Exmore, VA, and Maryvale High School in Phoenix, AZ, Education Director of Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District, volunteer at The Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge, and elder and member of Holmes Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two sons, Clarry Bolden Ellis and his wife, Adrienne, of Falls Church, VA, and Keith Bowdoin Ellis and his wife, Cindy, of Warrenton, VA; a brother, Larry Warren and his wife, Jane, of Phoenix, AZ; and six grandchildren, Elizabeth , Sarah, Mason, Lauren, Leighton, and Clarry, Jr. "Bo". She was predeceased by a sister, Vera Moonyeen Walsh.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 6:00 PM at Holmes Presbyterian Church with Reverend Dr. Eugene Soud officiating. Interment was private in St. Luke's Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 158, Nassawadox, VA 23413.

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Arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles, Virginia.

Private Interment

St. Luke's Memorial Park Cemetery
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  • 14477 Benns Church Boulevard
    Smithfield, VA 23430

Celebration of Life Service

Holmes Presbyterian Church
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  • 22635 Bayview Circle
    Cape Charles, VA 23310
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