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Ella Mae Parkerson Carteret, of Williamsburg, died July 13, 2015, at Hospice House of Williamsburg. She was 83.
She was born on March 13, 1932, at the Army Hospital on Oahu, Hawaii.
She graduated from Warwick High School in 1952. After high school, Ella attended business school, learning the accounting and bookkeeping skills she used when she and Johnny opened Carteret Heating and Cooling. These skills were also used at Ft. Eustis and Langely AEFEES offices.
After retiring, Ella enjoyed golf, tennis, bowling, walking at Colonial Williamsburg, swimming, reading and cooking and baking for friends and family. She joined Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church on Dec. 20, 1981, and was actively involved in many of the ministry programs at church until her recent illness.
Ella was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, John Clifford Carteret; father and mother, William and Lucy Parkerson; brother, Bill Parkerson; sister, Virginia Daughtry; and sister, Norma Parkerson.
She is survived by her oldest sister, Grace Barrs; youngest sister, Jean Leffel and her husband Tommy; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Peninsula Funeral Home. The funeral, officiated by the Rev. Jack Lynch, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2015, at Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 204 Cook Road, Yorktown. Burial will be held at Peninsula Memorial Park immediately following the service. A reception will be provided at the church after the burial service.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Peninsula Funeral Home.
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