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Ethel B. Harrell


Sunrise: July 8, 1948

Sunset: September 6, 2019

In the stillness of the evening time of Friday, September 6, 2019 in the presence of family, Ethel Beatrice Harrell transitioned from this earthly tabernacle to her heavenly home. Mrs. Harrell was educated in Norfolk Public School and attended Jacox and Booker T. Washington High School. She pursued a career with Azalea Inn for thirty-two years. Mrs. Harrell was a dedicated employee, exemplifying outstanding work ethics, loved to serve in the capacity of a skilled cook and considered the entire staff at this establishment as her extended family.

Mrs. Harrell also enjoyed spending time with family members and friends, sharing love to all that she was acquainted with, her loving personality and humble spirit endeared her to everyone that she interconnected with. Mrs. Ethel joined New St. Mark Baptist Church at an early age and was a faithful member. She served on the Usher Board, Adult Choir, Missionary Ministry and as the President of the Pastor’s Aide. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Vicie Jones,daughter, Samantha Ganter, brother, Ronald E. Jones, Billy R. Jones and Wille R. Jones.

She leaves to cherish her memories and to carry on her legacy, her husband, Southy Harrell; three sons, James, Travis, and Antonio Griffin of Norfolk, VA; sisters, Barbara Kellam (Chris) of Norfolk, VA, Annette Caine (Ben) of Norfolk, VA, Paulette Best (Ronald) of Portsmouth, VA; brothers, Robert Jones, Jr. (Shirley) of Norfolk, VA, Glen Jones of Chesapeake; two aunts, Mary Harvey of Norfolk, VA, Viola Jones of Pikeville, NC; one uncle, Charles Simmons, Brooklyn, NY; five grandchildren, Shakita Griffin, Shahira Perry, Antonio Wood, JayQuane Perry and Nino Perry all of Norfolk, VA and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Viewing Friday, September 13, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Riverside Cemetery 1000 E. Indian River Road Norfolk, VA 23523

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    Tympani Wiggins says

    You are now resting in peace with your beloved daughter Samantha.

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    Fred and kathy says

    Southey and James. Sorry for the spelling but Kathy and I grieve with you. An angel was lost on earth, but heaven is lucky to have her. Our sincere condolence.

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    Angel Baskerville says

    Sending my deepest condolences to the Harrell’s Family. Mrs. Ethel may you rest peacefully and happy as you have reunited with your daughter. I’m sure you both will be watching over your grandchildren and great grandbabies and praying that your family will find happiness in this time of sorrow. You were a great friend and co-worker to my aunt Dianne and it was amazing being your extended Niece as you got to see me grow up and create my own little babies which you loved with open arms as well. You will be missed deeply, love you!!!

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