Cecile Louise ‘Ceil’ Petrin Jellerson, 81, lived a life filled with adventure and love

Cecile Louise 'Ceil' Petrin Jellerson
Cecile Louise ‘Ceil’ Petrin Jellerson

Cecile Louise “Ceil” Petrin Jellerson, 81, was lifted away from us on the wings of angels Friday, July 26, 2019. Ceil, as she was affectionately known, was a beautiful woman, a loving wife, a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and good friend to many.

She was born in 1938 in Sanford, Maine, and resided there until she was swept off her feet by a handsome rogue in a Navy uniform, her husband of 64 years, Raymond A. Jellerson. They enjoyed a long life together filled with adventure and love.

Between Raymond’s deployments, they managed to lovingly produce three remarkable sons, Steve, Jeff and Brett, who will miss her dearly. Those who will also miss her include a sister and brother, Rosalie Masure and Danny Dumont; Jeff’s wife, Valorie Bertelsen Jellerson; Steve’s partner, Kathy Brobst; beloved grandchildren, Kevin and Bryan Jellerson, and their wives, Gwen and Caren; and great-grandchildren, Zachary, Audrey and Haley Jellerson. Ceil also will be fondly remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews, other family and longtime friends.

A celebration of life Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Virginia Beach. Ray and Ceil were founding members of the church, and her final remains will be laid to rest there in their columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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