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Salem United Methodist Church
Thursday February 25th, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Salem United Methodist Church
Thursday February 25th, 2021

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Madelyn Butler Ellis

Madelyn Butler Ellis, age 89, of Spring Grove passed away on February 22, 2021.  She was a native of Prince George and the daughter of the late Kenneth and Pearl Waymack Butler. She was predeceased by her husband, Willie Adams Ellis.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Early in life, she was employed as a secretary with Prince George County. Madelyn was a devoted caregiver to her in laws, husband, and many others. She was active on the family farm. Madelyn was a devoted Christian who loved her family, loved to talk, laugh, and shop. She was always able to find the good in people and life!

She is survived by her two daughters, Karen S. Reeson (Mike), Belinda Kay Long (Terry), both of Spring Grove; one brother, Kenneth Butler, Jr. (wife Carol) of Stuarts Draft; one grandson, Randy D. Reeson; one great-grandson, Brantley Reeson; nieces Carol Ann (Keith) Crissy (Russ) and Justus; great nieces Hannah (Venson), Haley; special friend Penny Hite and many other friends and family members.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2PM at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Burrowsville, with Rev. Gibby Elder and Rev. Ray Rowland officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the graveside. Memorial donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 2505 Emily Lane, Hopewell VA 23860.  R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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Our hearts are heavy from the loss of one so dear. Madelyn was always a joy to be around. She loved her family and friends wholeheartedly. I will miss our adventures (when she was able) and our many hours of conversations over the phone. Until we meet again my friend.

Penny & Larry Hite May 13 2021 12:00 AM

So very sorry. What a special lady. May God hold you close during your grief

Frances Grochowaski May 13 2021 12:00 AM

So very very sorry to hear this! My heart hurts for you! May God bless and sustain each and everyone of you during this difficult time!!!

Pam and Dick Young May 13 2021 12:00 AM

I will always remember you and Nancy cookiing in the kitchen. We lived there as much as grandaddys. Madeline was so courageous loving happy and we are so very sorry for your loss. I hope you and Randy continue to carry the torch for your daddy and grandfather Dewey a place all the others behind who made Ellis Plantation ground they loved. Our prayers are with you all.

Lolly Ellis May 13 2021 12:00 AM

So so very sorry for your lossI too remember the times went spent over at Nancy and Deweys with your mom and dad and you too Belindasorry Karen Sue that I dont have many memories of you except as a babyanyways, your mom was always busy and yet seemed to make time for anyone that popped in! I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew herour thoughts and prayers are with you for Gods sustaining grace!

Gayle (Ellis) Iverson May 13 2021 12:00 AM