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“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Annie Horne - NC

“Dear Rufus, Jean Gray, Rutu and family,I send prayers of comfort and peace to you all at the passing of your beautiful Virginia. I honor her life...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Elizabeth Taylor - Boone, NC

“Aunt Virginia was always so pleasant to be around. Loved visiting when I was very young in Jacksonville and later in adulthood in Tampa. Such good...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Sterling Ashby - Lakewood, CO

“I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Barbara Ayscue - Valrico, FL

“Although I never met Virginia Ashby, I do know her delightful daughterJean Gray Barrett. Virginia, good job faithful servant!. You loved the Lord and...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Marcia Hall - Goodlettsville, TN

“Virginia was a great lady;always nice to be around, and we shall miss her.Aym ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Rebecca Bankhead - Pinehurst, NC

Virginia Ellis Ashby, died February 4, 2017 at age 95. She was born in Macon, GA, July 4, 1921. She is a graduate of Plant High School and attended the University of Tampa. She was predeceased by her parents, J. Edward Sr. and Virginia Gray Ellis, Brother, J. Ed Ellis Jr. and his wife, Peggy, sister, Jean Ellis Clark and her husband, Jack. She is survived by her loving husband, Rufus of Tampa, daughter, Jean Gray Barrett and her husband, Walter of Poulsbo, Washington, son Rufus Nicholson Ashby and his wife Terie, three grandchildren, Austin, Alexandra and Kelly Ashby all of Valrico, FL, brother, W. Gray Ellis and his wife, Jo of Tampa.
Virginia lived with her family in Jacksonville for around 36 years. She enjoyed being very active with Women's Clubs in Jacksonville, belonging to two clubs of which she served three different terms as president of one and served many years on the board of both. She also served on the Board of the Women's Aux. of the Riverside United Methodist Church and the Ortega United Methodist Church. She studied for six years with the Bible Study of Jacksonville. After returning to Tampa, she joined the Salvation Army Aux. and she has been a member of Community Bible Study for years. From childhood, she has been a member of the Hyde Park United Methodist Church, when she was living in Tampa and she rejoined this church since returning to Tampa. She moved into the Canterbury Tower in 2008 and enjoyed the Ballroom Dancing and Bingo.
In lieu of flowers donation to; Salvation Army of Tampa and Hyde Park United Methodist Church. Use Blooming days Flower Shop 11618 N Florida Ave 813- 933- 1942