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POQUOSON - Burnette Topping Ellis, 95, a native and lifelong Poquoson resident, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. She graduated from Poquoson High School Class of 1939; was a lifelong member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church; and worked for Poquoson City Schools as an instructional assistant for many years. Burnette was preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul Parker Ellis; and parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Topping. She is survived by her daughters, Patti Ellis Whitman, and Deborah E. Goddin & husband, Gustavus Goddin III; grandchildren, Chris Goddin (Mindy), Paul Goddin, Gus Goddin (Kate), Bob Goddin (Melissa), Jeff Gooch (Marlo), and Courtney Harker (Ashley); and eight great-grandchildren. A private graveside service, led by Rev. Jim Earley, will be held at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News. Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Fire & Rescue, P. O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press on Sept. 27, 2017
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