Mary Evelyn Ewell


Mrs. Mary Evelyn Ewell, 78, of Saxis, wife of the late Roy Ewell, passed away Dec. 22, 2022, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital.
Born on June 5, 1944, in Saxis, she was the daughter of the late Grady Rhodes and the late Leone Miles Rhodes. Mary loved to work on the water with her husband, Roy Ewell (now deceased). Her last job was a CNA-Teletech at Riverside Shore Memorial, where she loved to help take care of people. She retired from there in 2019 due to medical conditions. She was an animal lover and lived to feed the birds, foxes, and cats.
Mary Evelyn is survived by her son, Jerry Jones, and wife, Jayne, of Florida; daughter, Valerie Justice, and husband, Aubrey, of Saxis; a stepson, Jonathan Ewell, of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Nathan (Danny) Jones, of Florida, Brittany James, of Florida, Julie Shreaves (Bryan), of Saxis, and Ashley Justice (Cameron Linton), of Saxis; great-grandchildren, Kaylee Shreaves, Bryan Shreaves III, Brylee Shreaves, Paisley Linton, Brett Jones Champion, Bryleigh Jones, and Anniston Jones; sister-in-law, Linda Courtney; brother-in-law, Preston Ewell Jr. (Tooter); and niece, Laura Thomas.
Other than her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a halfbrother, Gene Martin.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m., from the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley. Interment followed in the John W. Taylor Cemetery in Temperanceville.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saxis United Methodist Church, 20137 Saxis Road, Saxis, VA 23427, or the SPCA of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 165, Onley, VA 23418.
Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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