Ms. Lora Ann Raney-Ellis, 67, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at her Virginia Beach home after a lengthy and hard-fought battle with cancer.
Lora was born March 26, 1952, in Cullman, Alabama, to Marion Rushing Raney and James D. Raney. She was a graduate of Boardman High School in Boardman, Ohio.
Lora became a cosmetologist immediately following high school and had worked in this profession over the last almost 50 years. Lora and Bud (Charles) Ellis were married 12 years ago. They had originally met back in the 1970s, but had gone their separate ways finding themselves drawn back together again in 2007, when they married.
Lora was preceded in death by her mother and father, and recently by her oldest sister, Shlotta Hall, of Norfolk. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bud Ellis; and three sisters who will miss her dearly, Belinda Raney, Debra Crider and Cynthia Price (Fred) of Virginia Beach. There are also nieces and nephew galore and great-nieces and great-nephews as well, who will miss the aunt who gave most all of them their first haircut.
A memorial service to honor Lora will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at Kempsville Church, 4422 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. Refreshments will be offered after the service.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation, please do so at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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