Ellis “O.D.” Meekins, 76, former chef at Ramada Inn

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Ellis "O.D." Meekins
Ellis “O.D.” Meekins

Ellis “O.D.” Meekins, 76, left earthly home and entered heavenly home on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.

He was born Sept. 4, 1940, in James City County to the late Lemco and Lucile Meekins. Mr. Meekins attended James City County schools and was a faithful member and a deacon of Chickahominy Baptist Church. He was employed as a maintenance man at Conway Gardens Apartments and chef at Ramada Inn before his retirement in 1997.

He leaves to cherish his memories his loving, devoted, care giving wife, Lenora Meekins; four brothers, Hampton, Ricky, Arthur and Oliver Meekins; four daughters, Joan Graves, Denise Christian (Stacey), Lesa Taylor (Herman) and Rachel Meekins (Leon); eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and a host of loving relatives and friends.

A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Chickahominy Baptist Church, followed by services at noon.