Pauline J. Ambrose

Published 11:39 am Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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FRANKLIN – Pauline Joyce Ambrose, 98, passed away March 10, 2024 in her home. Mrs. Ambrose was born in Rustburg, Virginia and grew up in Portsmouth. She was the daughter of the late Dallas Washington Keesee and Pearl Elizabeth Elliott Keesee. She was also predeceased by her first hus

Pauline J. Ambrose

band, Kenton William Vellner Sr. and a brother, James William Keesee.

She was a graduate of Wilson High School and was a retired accountant for the Department of Defense. She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 15 years, Gaylord Gealon Ambrose; one son, Kenton “Bill” William Vellner Jr. (Tammy) of Detroit Michigan; one grandson, Glen Vellner; a stepdaughter, Betty Ambrose of Norfolk; a stepson, Butch Ambrose (Patsy) of Windsor.

A memorial service with Eastern Star rites will be held Monday, March 18 in Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Moore officiating. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Union Missions or to the Salvation Army.