Eloise Ann Fretwell, 87, retired from the telecommunications industry

Eloise Ann Fretwell
Eloise Ann Fretwell

Eloise Ann Fretwell, 87, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Virginia Beach.

Eloise was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, to the late Al and Ella Bornmann. She worked in and retired from the telecommunications industry. She started off working as a switchboard operator and was eventually promoted working with the company’s engineers.

She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk for many years. She loved fishing, playing cards and spending time with her family and her church family.

She is survived by her most devoted friend and caretaker, Karen Ellis; children, Gary (Sandra) and Randy and Phil Fretwell (Louise); brother, Carl (Joyce) Bornmann; sister, Patti Kelley; and eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 24, at First Baptist Church, Norfolk. There will be a reception to follow the service. After the service, burial will be held at 1 p.m. in Rosewood Memorial Park.

Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.

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