Elinor Higginbotham Campbell

Roseland, Virginia

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I will miss you very much. When we visited in the Summer when I was little, I could have listened to her beautiful Southern drawl all day.

The true definition of a lady should have Elinor Campbell's name included. What a wonderful and beautiful person--inside and out.

Elinor was the telephone operator at CENTRAL at my Grandmother Harvey's and when I was about 10 years old& when Bernard would come to see her they took me on their date.Bernard was b. 26 Oct.1911 & when Netty Bowles moved from Fancy Hill she gave me my g.grandmother Bowles'trunk & I found the paper from J. Page Massie, MD. for obstetrical care for Mrs. Walter G. Bowles. He delivered Julian& then went to Campbells and delivered Bernard.It was the only birth certificate Julian...

What a neighbor she was. She took mama to church every Sunday after my father's death in 1983. I have known her all my life and will always remember her and her good deeds. In the country as we say, "she lived across the creek", from us and always had a kind word for everyone. She will not be forgotten and was wonderful friend and neighbor.

Jimmi, as we always called Elinor, was like a "second mom" to me. She boarded with my family in Waynesboro for almost 20 years when she worked at DuPont. I'm so blessed that she was such a big part of my early life, and cherish so many wonderful memories of times shared with her and Bernard, too. I am thankful for the wonderful life she lived, and for the loving and caring person she was. I will miss her, but I know that she is at peace and happy to be with Bernard again.

I am going to miss you sweet lady.I loved coming through the orchard to see you with my daddy.Last time I saw you was at my daddy ( Myers ) funeral. We all thought the sun rose and set in you and Bernard.I know you are rejoicing in heaven with all your loved ones .

Aunt Elinor was one of the sweetest people, we will miss her. But just think of the celebration when Uncle Bernard and Aunt Elinor meet in heaven.

There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year,but it will be filled with loving memories.

A wonderful and loving Aunt.


Elinor's Obituary

Elinor Campbell passed away in Roseland, Virginia. The obituary was featured in The News & Advance on December 5, 2012.