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Raven Ellington

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Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2018 11:30 am

Raven Leigh Kelly Ellington, 40, of Henrico, Va. (originally of Emporia), passed away after an extended illness on Saturday, August 18, 2018 surrounded by her family and friends.

Raven is survived by her childhood sweetheart and husband, William R. “Bill” Ellington, her loving parents James B. Kelly and Prudence L. Harris, devoted sisters Anna R. Kelly and Laura E. Kelly (fiancé Tony), her grandfather Dr. John J. Kelly III, and her aunts Alma P. Kelly and Ann W. Kelly and their families.

Raven held her friends close during her time on earth. Kelly K., Katie, Tara, Ray, and Kelly M., as well as her beloved pets Brutus and Princess, will remain with her in her eternal heart.

Raven was preceded in death by her great-grandfather James D. “Grandpa” Emmart; grandparents Linwood R. “Gingy” Harris, R. Narrice “Gunga” Harris, and Helen H. “Grandma” Kelly; her baby sister Lauren Kristen Kelly; stepmother Marilee Kelly; uncle John J. “Johnnie” Kelly IV; and friends Bonnie, Bruce, and George.

Raven’s soul is now healthy as she sits in the palm of her Heavenly Father and basks in the warmth of those that patiently awaited her arrival to her eternal home.

Raven’s family would like to extend many thanks to Dr. Richard Jackson, Dr. Gerald Quirk, Dr. Ralph Layman, Dr. Martin Starkman, Amanda Ford NP, and the rest of her healthcare team for the kindness, care, and respect given to her throughout her illness.

Should anyone wish to honor Raven, please consider offering a helping hand or a kind word to a fellow human being.

Service was held on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at Woody’s Funeral Home in Henrico.

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