Elma Louise Ellis, 95, of Colonial Heights, widow of Arnold A. Ellis, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Born in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Kate Marshpond Peterson. She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren, Jimmy, Timmy and Julie Robinson; two brothers; and a sister.
Mrs. Ellis was a longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church. In addition to spending time at Nags Head, N.C., her passions were art, floral arranging, and sewing.
She is survived by her daughters, Betty Costley and husband, Cameron, and Susan Chappell and husband, Jerry, all of Colonial Heights; grandchildren, Ricky Ramsey and wife, Pam, and Cameron Costley III; great-grandchildren, Taylor Ramsey, Katelyn Costley and Brianna Costley; sister, Mary Ann Hayden; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Petersburg chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Blandford Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Adkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com