Jewell Ellis

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 19, 2010

Jewell Eugene Mathias Ellis, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 in Sentara Obici Hospital.
Born March 1930 in Portsmouth, she was the daughter of the late Jewell & Edna Mathias. She was predeceased by her husband, James Ellis.
Survivors included her three children, Brenda (Boykin) Hawkins-Worrell and husband, Paul, Kimberly Johnson and husband, Ben, Paul Ellis and wife, Carol; she leaves behind five grandchildren, Christopher C. (Boykin) Hawkins, and wife, Danielle, of Northern Virginia, John Boykin and wife, Amy, of Charlotte, N.C., Crystal Ellis Ward and husband, Chad, of Gates County, N.C., Shelby and RJ Andelton and Carter, of Holland; her beloved great-grandchildren, Kayla, Morgan, and Briley Hawkins, along with Taylor, Carson, and Andrew Boykin, and Braxton Ward; along with great-great-granddaughter Ashlynn. She is also survived by her sister, Maryanne Rose, and a brother, Maylon Mathias. Her life was her family whom she loved dearly.
Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Jim Foreman and Pastor T.R. King. The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23434 Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be registered at

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