A photo of Virginia M. Ely

Virginia M. Ely

January 19, 1930 - January 16, 2018

Virginia M. Ely, age 87, of Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Born in Martinsburg, West Virginia on January 19, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mae Alkire.  Virginia worked as a lab technician with Atlas Point Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in New Castle before raising her family.

A longtime member of the Newark Senior center, she loved going on organized trips.  Virginia also enjoyed going to garage sales, cooking and reading.   Above all, she was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Q. Jack Ely.  She is survived by her children, Melissa A. Noble (Bob) of New Castle, Pamela L. Cannatelli of Newark and Jennifer L. Ely (Terry Greer) of Newark; grandchildren, Shawn, Justin and Dana; and great grandson, Finn.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 10 am until 11 am at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE.  Followed by a funeral service at 11 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A St, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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5 Condolences for Virginia M. Ely

  • May you rest in peace..you will be missed by your loving family and friends.

  • Dear Missy, Bob and boys,
    So sorry for you loss. Missy we know how much you did for your mother and the love you gave her. May memories of your mother help you through this sad time.
    Thinking of you.

  • It’s been along time since I’ve seen Mrs. Ely But the memories at her and Mr. Ely left upon my heart as I was a young girl living on Catalina Street will always stick with me forever deepest sympathy to Jen, Pam and Missy hugs to all of you.
    Kim

    Wish I could be there to hear all the happy memories but due to my job I have to work hugs to you all

  • Shocked, saddened, broken hearted. A closing of the door to our child hood. See you Tuesday. ❣️

  • Missy. Pam, Jenny,and your families,
    so sorry to hear of your loss, your mom will be greatly missed. So many memories .Mrs Ely (never could call her Ginny) was such a dear friend to my mom and to our family. Love and hugs to you all
    joyce (anderson)