Elvira A. IRBY
Peninsula Funeral Home
11144 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA
NEWPORT NEWS - Elvira A. Irby, 90, passed away on May 15, 2010.
She retired as secretary from Basic Construction Co. after 33 years and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell G. Irby.
Survivors include one sister, Virginia A. Collie of Staunton, Va.; sister-in-law, Dorothy P. Ashburn of Wake, Va.; nieces and nephews, Kevin and Jana Ashburn, Brenda and Mike Pelfrey, G.C. Collie Jr. 'Corkie' and June, and Judi and Carl Stafford; eight great-nephews; six great-nieces; and two great-grandnephews.
The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Ellie of Home Helpers and all the employees with R.A.I. Dialysis and the entire staff at Warwick Forrest.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, at Peninsula Funeral Home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

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Published by Daily Press from May 16 to May 26, 2010.
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To the wonderful family, our sincere sympathy for your loss. Elvira was such a wonderful, sweet lady. We will miss her. Frankie and Vicky
Vicky Laine
May 27, 2010
Elvira was a wonderful person and I know that she will be missed by her family. I got to know her througt her sister Virginia and together they were quite a pair. My deepest and sincerely sympathy to the family. Carole
Carole Ferro
May 26, 2010
I worked with Elvira at Basic Construction Company from 1979-1981. I would always go and try to get typing to do to stay busy. She was a really nice person to work with.
Karen Seamster
May 25, 2010
I send you my sincere sympathy in the loss of dear Mrs. Irby. She was very precious to me when I had the opportunity to drive her to and from her treatments. She fought her health problems very valiantly and was a fun and wonderful lady.

God bless you during these sad days.

Faye Keenan
May 23, 2010
I would like to extend my sympathy to Ms. Irby's family. I had the pleasure of bringing Savannah, my golden retriever, to visit each week while she lived at Warwick Forest. I was happy to have seen Ms. Irby during her last week at the Gardens, if only for a couple of minutes. She didn't recognize Savannah, specifically, but she did see a dog and said "I like dogs" before falling back to sleep while holding Savannah's ear.

It was wonderful to share time with Ms. Irby and bring her a little pleasure.
Steve Taylor
May 20, 2010
Dear Family of Elvira,

Temple Baptist Church would like to extend our deepest sympathy.

Elvira was a loved and dear member of Temple for 58 years. She will be deeply missed.
Temple Baptist
May 17, 2010
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