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Elsie Denby Ives

December 29, 1932 June 6, 2018
Elsie Denby Ives
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Elsie Denby Ives, 85, of Norfolk, VA, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Born in Sligo, NC on December 29, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Brian and Orian Baker Denby. She had a brother, Joseph Denby, who is deceased.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband and beloved spouse of over 65 years, Ellis Hobson Ives, Jr., and their daughter, Cheryl I. Parker and husband, Billy, with their children, Scarlet I. Floyd and husband, Dennis, with their boys, Ayden and Colin. Also their son, Chad Parker and wife, Meagan, with their girls, Kaleigh and Ellie.

She had a son, Ellis H. Ives, III, which passed in 2005, daughter-in-law, Kay W. Ives and her children, Kelly E. Ives and Jamie Ives and his wife, P.S., and their daughter, Pippa.

Also her daughter, Tracy I. Ryder and husband, Craig, with their children, Christian Williams and Kyle Ryder. Also her loving aunt, Nora Horton and husband, Bo, and numerous relatives and countless friends.

Elsie was self-employed with her husband with their business EH Ives Corporation in Norfolk, VA. She was the bookkeeper for 40 years. She was a member of Laurel Avenue Church of Christ in Chesapeake, VA for over 50 years. Elsie loved the Lord with all her heart. She loved the beach and the sun. Elsie was a wonderful cook and hostess and loved sharing time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2018, at Laurel Avenue Church of Christ, 1126 Laurel Avenue, Chesapeake, VA and directly following will be a celebration of life and reception in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and/or a charity of your choice. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel assisting the family. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Memorial Service




11:00 AM 6/11/2018 11:00:00 AM
Laurel Avenue Church of Christ

1126 Laurel Avenue
Chesapeake, VA 23325

Laurel Avenue Church of Christ
1126 Laurel Avenue Chesapeake 23325 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38105

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