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Barbara P. Ellis

IVOR — Barbara Pierce “Bobbie” Ellis, 77, passed away on Dec. 15, 2019, at Parsons Residential Care Center in Chesapeake.

Barbara P. Ellis

Born in Suffolk, Bobbie was a daughter of the late George Lilton and Ella Mae Munford Pierce.

She was a 1961 graduate of Windsor High School, and a school bus driver for Southampton County Public Schools for over 30 years.

Bobbie was a member of Maranatha Bible Church in Windsor.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 58 years D. Wayne Ellis; daughter Janet Ellis Carpenter (Ronnie) of Midland; son Douglas Wayne Ellis Jr. (Beverly) of Ivor; three sisters Betty Modlin of Franklin, Nancy Howell (RA) of Windsor, and Pat Hairston (Chip) of Roanoke; one brother Donnie “Buddy” Pierce (Marcia) of Windsor; three grandchildren Coley Carpenter and Meaghan and Hunter Ellis; and a sister-in-law Brenda Bradshaw of Sedley, along with many nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Wright Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home, and suggests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.

www.wrightfuneralhome.org.