Ellen Thompson Chavis Gay

Published 10:07 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Ellen Thompson Chavis Gay, 91, passed away July 14, 2020. She was born in South Carolina, the daughter of the late Jasper Thompson and Daisy Sampson Thompson. She was also predeceased by her stepmother, Mary Thompson; husband, Lilton Ray Gay; father of her children, Nathaniel Chavis; son, David Ray Chavis; grandsons, Justin and Jason Chavis; and numerous brothers and sisters. In the early morning after her passing, her son, Robert L. “Buddy” Chavis passed away. Ellen worked as a teacher’s aide with the Head Start program. She attended Radiant Life Ministries.

Ellen is survived by her children, Carolyn J. and Wayne Evans, Karen F. and James Whitley, Larry and Cindy Chavis, Nat “Pee Wee” and Lori Chavis, Harry “Jabo” and Debbie Chavis, Don and Tina Chavis, and Keith Chavis; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Sarah, Esther, Bonnie, Vera and Joyce; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2020, at Holly Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Don Milner and Pastor Aaron Burgess officiating. Friends may join the family for a time of visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory adhering to social distancing guidelines. Memorial donations may be made to Radiant Life Ministries. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.

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