Welcome to the memorial page for

Virginia (Dowdy) Ellis

March 12, 1919 ~ April 17, 2017 (age 98)

Virginia Dowdy Ellis, 98 of Sanford passed away Monday April 17, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm Wednesday at Pocket Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.


Mrs. Ellis was born in Lee Co, a daughter of the late Ernest Paul Dowdy and Clara O’Quinn Dowdy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Ellis and her daughter, Debie Ellis Champion, and her son, Jimmy Ellis.


Mrs. Ellis is survived by sisters, Mary D. Bailes and husband JW of Sanford and Sally D. Haire of Thomasville; grandchildren, Brandon Champion, Ellis Champion, and Tina Elliott; several great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends from 6-8pm tonight, Tuesday, at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions can be made to Pocket Presbyterian Church, 669 Pocket Church Road, Sanford, NC 27330.

 Service Information

April 18, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home
509 Carthage Street
Sanford, NC 27330

Funeral Service
April 19, 2017

3:00 PM
Pocket Presbyterian Church
669 Pocket Church Road
Sanford, NC 27330

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