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1631 Church Street
NORFOLK, VA 23504
Phone: 757-622-1085
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Ella Person

Ella May Elizabeth Person (Gilchrist)

Sunday, March 21st, 1937 - Saturday, June 26th, 2021
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On Saturday, June 26, 2021, a rose was picked from the garden, called home to eternal peace. Ella Elizabeth May Gilchrist Person, known as “Moochie” was born March 21, 1937. She was born to the late Thomas Lee Gilchrist and Luethear Hicks Gilchrist. She attended Middle School and married to the late Howard Lee Person at a very early age. Ms. Ella M. Person was well known by the Broadlawn Community for over 50 years. She was dearly loved by her family and church family.

She is survived by predeceased husband, Howard L. Person and daughter, Sylvia Smith and six daughters, Glennis Scruggs, Mary Johnson, Vanessa Whitehurst, Barbetta Buford, Ella Flora and stepdaughter Helen McInnis and one son, Edward L. Person. Also, she left predeceased sisters, Hope Poole, Jessie Mae Campbell, Mary Hicks and brother, Bobby Gilchrist. She also has surviving three brothers, Thomas L. Gilchrist Jr., Marvin Gilchrist, and Gene Gilchrist. She is loved by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces. She was dearly loved and will be forever missed.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

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    Roosevelt Memorial Park
    Address
    1101 Campostella rd
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Jean Sykes

Posted at 10:19am
Our heart felt sympathy and prayers go out to your family during this most difficult time. Her spirit is now at rest in her heavenly home.
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Sheila Williams

Posted at 01:27pm
You will be missed!!!! I will cherish our memories forever!!!!! Rest peacefully in heaven as I know you are!!! Love you always!!!

Alice Shields-Malone

Posted at 12:11pm
Sending prayers and condolences to the family members and friends. I'm sorry for your loss but we all have to let loved ones take that journey because God only loans them to us for a while. I pray you gather strength and understanding knowing God makes no mistake and His will shall be done.Much love...The Malone Family
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Teri (& Michael) Thompson and Tina Stanback

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Barbetta & Family - Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss . . . Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
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Pam Brown

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Jennifer, Mary, and family. We extend our sympathy and condolences during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you and your family. May cherished memories help to sustain you as you mourn the loss of your grandmother and mother. Remember, we are here for you. With love and sympathy, Aunt Pam, Uncle Tyrone, Morgan and Cameron Brown
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