Cora Lee Elsbery

Sunrise: February 24, 1949

Sunset: September 9, 2021

Cora Lee Elsbery departed this life on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Sentara Leigh Hospital with family by her side.

She was born on February 24, 1949 to Johnnie and Hannah Williams in Windsor, NC. Later Cora moved to Norfolk, VA where she lived and worked.  Cora graduated from Booker T. Washington High School.

She worked for the City of Norfolk in the Social Services, and  Department of Utilities; she retired after 30 years of service. She loved shopping, flower arranging and decorating.  She was a member of New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by father, Johnnie Williams, Sr.; brothers, Willie and Robert Williams; sister, Doris Jackson.  Left to cherish her memories her one and only son Keith Lamonte Deas; Sister Mary Webster (James) Johnnie, Jr (Mary); one special sister- Delia Sutton; two special cousins, Margaret Williams and Ethel Mae Johnson; nephews, Ronald, Marcus (Wendy), James (Tara), Cornelius (Courtney), Steven; two nieces, Falesia (Shelby) and Toya (Tony); great niece, Taylor and great nephew, Justin; and a host of relatives and friends, two longtime friends/sisters, Marsha Canon and Carolyn McCowen.

No Public Viewing Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 *Masks Required*

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    MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY OF CORA & FAMILY. Saw this while looking for someone else. I know she is resting in peace I pray she did not suffer. I’m thankful to GOD that I had a chance to meet her. RIP my sister


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      Christopher Jackson says

      My condolences to the family ,Aunt Cora Lee will be loved and missed ❤️

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    Thelma Harrison says

    Deepest condolences to Cora’s family from Thelma Harrison and family. Our prayers, our thoughts, and our hearts are with you all. May God keep you strong and united through this tough time. May all of the love and support surrounding you give you peace and comfort. We share in your sorrow. Cora was loved by everyone she touched and she will be truly missed.

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    James and Marjorie Purvis says

    Our condolences to the family of Cora. Prayers for God’s comfort and peace in the loss of your love one.

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    Chantel Holley, RN says

    Keith & Family,
    The passing of Ms. Elsbery is such a great loss. I am grateful for the time that I was able to spend with her and the love that she was able to extend to her friends, family and community. My continued prayers for peace, strength and understanding are being sent to her family and friends during this difficult time.

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    Gail &Family says

    Our deepest condolences to the family of Cora Elsbery. We are so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless and we love you.

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    Sheena, Tia and Marco Frost says

    Ms. Cora
    My deepest condolences to Keith and family. Sorry for your lose. You were another mother to me and I will miss you so much. Tell my mom hello up there in heaven. Now, I have two mothers gone. Don’t worry, you left me Ms. Carolyn, Ms. Marsha and Ms. Sharon. Your princess Tia will miss seeing you when we come back into the United States. We love you.

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    Bev-Freda Jackson says

    Sending condolence wishes and prayers to the family of Ms. Cora Elsberry. Ms. Cora was an absolute gem and her kindness of spirit will truly be missed. She was so very giving in how she extended her love and thoughtfulness. Sharing sentiments of sympathy love, strength and keeping the family in thoughts.

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    Aaron says

    To: Cousin Cora
    You will be deeply missed. Rest in Heaven.
    Love Aaron

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    Dr. Jackson says

    Sending my love and peace to my family. Auntie Cora will be missed.

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