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.