Mrs. Ellen Veazey Jordan Voshell, 93, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Living Community, Virginia Beach.
Born in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Joseph B. Veazey and Sally M. Veazey. Ellen graduated from Petersburg High School and soon after married James A. Jordan Jr. As newlyweds, Jim served in World War II, and Ellen cared for their first child, James A. Jordan III. In 1956, Jimmy and Ellen moved to the Thoroughgood neighborhood of Virginia Beach and subsequently had their second child, Robin.
Ellen had an impeccable sense of style, and her smile was captivating. Some of her personal interests included music, gardening, decorating, painting and tennis. Ellen and Jim enjoyed playing bridge, dancing, community activities, boating, traveling and making long-lasting friendships with their neighbors. Ellen was a member of the Thoroughgood Garden Club and Bayside Presbyterian Church, where she was a choir member, Women’s Circle member and enjoyed arranging flowers for Sunday church services.
In 1999, Ellen married Dr. Thomas H. Voshell Jr., finding great companionship and purpose in their later years. Tom and Ellen were able to travel extensively, they enjoyed their beautiful home and neighborhood bike rides. Tom was a true blessing to Ellen and the family.
Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Jordan Jr., married 46 years; second husband, Dr. Thomas H. Voshell Jr., married 10 years; six brothers and four sisters; grandson, Scott Jordan; stepdaughter, Patricia Dedio; and stepson, Thomas H. Voshell III.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, James A. Jordan III (Andrea) of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland; daughter, Robin Jordan Stenger of Virginia Beach; stepdaughter, Joan Werner of Virginia Beach; stepson, Russell Voshell (Lorrie) of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Amie Jordan, Maegan Jordan Conner (Jason) and Cory Stenger (Kelly); four great-grandchildren, Payton, Corbin, Jacob and Brycen; and many nieces and nephews.
The family thanks Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Living Community for their many years of outstanding love and care of Ellen and the team at Kindred Hospice for their compassionate care. The family also wishes to thank all of Ellen’s friends for their loving cards and visits over the years.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 24, at the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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