Valerie Carol Elliot


Mrs. Valerie Carol Elliott, 49, wife of John Stanley Elliott Jr. and a resident of Birdsnest, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, at her residence. A native of Cape Charles, she was the daughter of the late Elton Thornes and the late Lottie Trader Bullard.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by two children, Chelsea Thornes, of Birdsnest, and Heather Guagenti, of Birdsnest; four stepchildren, John S. Elliott III and his wife, Tricia, of Exmore, Christopher Elliott and his wife, Claudette, of Salisbury, Md., Elizabeth Charnock and her husband, Raymond, of Tangier, and Derrick Elliott, of Eastville; six brothers and sisters, Keith Thornes and his wife, Chantel, of Onley, Pam Childress, of Exmore, Sandra Richardson and her husband, Troy, of Nassawadox, Elton Quinn Thornes and his wife, Georgie, of Keller, Betty Jones and her husband, Bo, of Melfa, and Herbert Thornes and his wife, Faye, of Hopeton; one grandson; and six step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a stepson, Bryan Keith Elliott.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Full Gospel Church with the Rev. Randy Lewis officiating. Interment followed in Cape Charles Cemetery.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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