Ella West

Ella West

Ella Davenport Shanonhouse West, 91, of 1106 West Williams Circle, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, July 22, 2013 at her residence.  Born in Beaufort County, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Henderson Davenport and Esther Aycock Davenport and the widow of Clarence C. “Chick” West and Roger Shannonhouse.  She was a retired secretary, former volunteer at Albemarle Hospital and member of Riverside United Methodist church and the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Jo W. Voigt and husband Chuck of Kill Devil Hills, NC; two sons, William R. Shannonhouse and wife Mary Lou of Lynchburg, VA, and David W. Shannonhouse and wife Carolyn of Cary, NC; seven grandchildren, Ryan Shannonhouse, Holly Shannonhouse, Eric Shannonhouse, Roger Shannonhouse, Traci Jansen, Jennifer Shannonhouse, and Alison Stevons; and five great grandchildren.  She was pre-deceased by a son, Robert H. Shannonhouse, and a sister, Dorothy Clark.

A memorial service will be Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church with the Rev. Julia Webb-Bowden officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Riverside UMC, PO Box 1693, Elizabeth City, NC 27906, or The Senior Nutrition Program, 220-D Ocean Highway South, Hertford, NC 27944.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the West family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Patty and Harry Rohme

    Dear Chuck and Jo-
    You all are in our hearts and prayers. Ella was such a lovely lady and what a fighter! We know she was much loved.
    You and the family are in our thoughts.
    Patty and Harry

  2. Kathie Voigt Walsh and David Walsh

    Dear Jo and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Ella was very sweet to us and we enjoyed her company when we had the opportunity. We will carry her in our hearts.

    With Love,
    Kathie, David, Meg, Ben & Jess

  3. Mary Jolliff Moore

    Jo and Chuck, I didn’t know your Mom, but I married y’all, and am holding you up in my prayers. May God hold all of you in His loving arms. Love, Mary

  4. Dave and Maryann Fuhrman

    Bill and Marylou…Our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Maryann and Dave

  5. Beth Ferrell Cooper

    Dear Dorothy Jo
    My thoughts & prayers are with you & may God give you comfort & peace.
    Love, Beth

  6. Mary Jo & Stuart Windley

    Jo, Chuck and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and all your family. May God provide strength and comfort.

  7. Diane Colyer

    To the West and Shannonhouse Family,

    So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    with deepest sympathy

    Diane Colyer

  8. Diane and Jeff Fischer

    Jo, Chuck, and family – We know your mom was well-loved Jo and we keep all of you in our prayers.

  9. Karen and Aubrey Davis

    Dear Chuck and Jo,

    We are so sorry for your loss but know she’s at peace at last. Her positive spirit through all the challenges and discomfort is something to aspire to!

    We’re here if you need anything (like taking Callie or watering plants….)

    Love, Karen Aubrey Acy Kaylan

  10. Michael Collini

    Dear Dorothy Jo, Chuck, David, Carolyn, Bill, and Marylou,

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. Ella was a wonderful, caring, dynamic woman who I loved dearly and thought of as a second Grandmother. I miss her and my Grandma a great deal but take solace in knowing they have been reunited in heaven.



  11. The Gillis Family

    You are all in our thoughts the next few days as is Ella. All the fun Christmas Eves and special visits to Lynchburg we were able to share with you. Ella was one of a kind and I will miss her!

  12. Teresa Freeman

    Granny and I are thinking of you all during this time. We know Ella is at peace now and are thankful for that but we will miss her so much. Holidays and special gatherings will not be the same without her. She was a “gem” and we loved her dearly.
    Love to you all,
    ReRe and Granny

  13. Chris Jones

    Dorothy Jo and Chuck, Carol and I are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Chris and Carol Jones.

  14. Sandra Helms McPherson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always enjoyed my visits with your Mom. She will surely be missed.

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