Frank B Eley our beloved father, grand-father, uncle and friend passed away on Thursday March 30, 2023. He was born on January 8, 1943 in Nansemond County to Donnie and Gladys Eley. Frank planted roots in Norfolk, VA where he was married to Margie Gay Eley and immediately had 2 children Andre & D’Juana then later added Franshina. Frank Eley was employed at the Norfolk Shipyard and later moved to Massachusetts for the big dig for a while but returned to Norfolk to retire.
Always fixing something . . . Frank’s last project was the erection of a two story shed which still stands in D’Juana’s backyard today.
Those left to cherish his memories are Andre Eley (Jane) of Vienna, VA D’Juana Waldron of Norfolk, VA Franshina Holly of California. One brother, Jobie Eley of District Heights, MD and One sister, May Copeland (Horace) of Suffolk, VA. Four Grandchildren Kiana (Derrick) Johnson, Travis Jr, Taylor, Ashley Two Great Grandchildren Raven, Khalise and several nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives. Frank also had several siblings to precede him in death: 7 sisters- Eloise, Ziffie, Clarine, Hilda, Shirley, Gladys, Thelma Ann and 3 brothers, Donnie Jr, Delma and Leo.
Frank will be truly missed by all who knew him