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Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA

OBITUARY

Dorothy Ruth Floyd Elder

September 27, 1947May 9, 2020
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Dorothy Ruth Floyd Elder, 72, of Madison Heights passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020, at her residence. She was the wife of Ronald Lee Elder. Born September 27, 1947, in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Peyton Floyd and the late Vivian Lee Tomlin Floyd.

Dorothy worked in retail for various companies. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by eight siblings, Kathleen Floyd, Frances Floyd, Ruby Branch, SP4 Roger Floyd, James Floyd, Ed Floyd, Alvin Floyd and his wife Lucille Floyd and Charles “Nookie” Floyd.

In addition to her husband, Dorothy is survived by four children, Tracy McElhone and her husband Thomas of Brookneal, Kellee Falls and her husband Lewis of Madison Heights, Lewis Elder and his wife Holt of Lynchburg and Brandon Elder of Madison Heights; two sisters, Gladys Peters and her husband Ryland, Kathy Burton and her husband “Rusty” of Madison Heights; sister-in-law, Claudia Floyd of Monroe; three grandchildren, Taylor Wright, Chyanne Goff and Hunter Goff; one great granddaughter, Sophia Wright; and numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends.

A private graveside service will be conducted at St. Luke’s Cemetery.

Family and friends are welcomed to pay their respects 9am – 5pm, Monday, May 11, 2020, at Whitten Monelison Chapel. Whitten Funeral Home staff will assist the family in abiding the 10-person social distancing rule at the funeral home.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.

Services

  • Open Visitation Hours

    Monday, May 11, 2020

Memories

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Christy Campbell

May 18, 2020

Kellee & Family,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was so sweet and kind, every time I ever saw her, just like you. May her memories live on forever.

Please accept my deepest sympathies.
~Christy Morehead Campbell

Norma Fisher

May 17, 2020

Ruth was a sweet and kind person. She always had a smile on her face. I loved going into Cato and Christopher and Banks have her help me. Her family are very special people. She will be missed.💞

Amber Thompson

May 12, 2020

Kellee with sympathy and prayers my thoughts are with you and your family. I never met your mother but I have met her daughter so I can only imagine what an awesome person she was. You are so sweet, kind, talented and a ray of sunshine. Your smile is infectious and you look like her. I'm sure she is proudly watching over you. May God embrace and comfort you and your family.

Darlene Provo

May 12, 2020

It has been many years since I seen Ruth. I do remember my mom always speaking about her with many kind words and was always happy to see her when we would cross paths. I am so sorry for your family's loss Kellie. I pray that God will comfort you all at this difficult time.

Paul Campbell

May 11, 2020

Mr. Elder and family I was so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. I’m praying for you and your family. I pray God will comfort you and hold you in his hand in this time of sorrow.
God bless , Paul Campbell

Ryland Peters

May 11, 2020

Ruth was an amazing and sweet lady. She will be missed by all those who were blessed to have known her. Our deepest sympathy to her husband and children.

Diane Scott

May 10, 2020

I am sorry to hear about Ruth, we worked together at Cato for a number of years, she was my Assistant when I managed Madison Heights. She was my right arm. I could always count on her. We shared a lot of laughter. My deepest condolences to her family.

Ann Maddox

May 10, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss! I so enjoyed talking to her about the family! All of you are in my thoughts and prayers!

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Biography

Dorothy Ruth Floyd Elder, 72, of Madison Heights passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020, at her residence. She was the wife of Ronald Lee Elder. Born September 27, 1947, in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Peyton Floyd and the late Vivian Lee Tomlin Floyd.

Dorothy worked in retail for various companies. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by eight siblings, Kathleen Floyd, Frances Floyd, Ruby Branch, SP4 Roger Floyd, James Floyd, Ed Floyd, Alvin Floyd and his wife Lucille Floyd and Charles “Nookie” Floyd.

In addition to her husband, Dorothy is survived by four children, Tracy McElhone and her husband Thomas of Brookneal, Kellee Falls and her husband Lewis of Madison Heights, Lewis Elder and his wife Holt of Lynchburg and Brandon Elder of Madison Heights; two sisters, Gladys Peters and her husband Ryland, Kathy Burton and her husband “Rusty” of Madison Heights; sister-in-law, Claudia Floyd of Monroe; three grandchildren, Taylor Wright, Chyanne Goff and Hunter Goff; one great granddaughter, Sophia Wright; and numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends.

A private graveside service will be conducted at St. Luke’s Cemetery.

Family and friends are welcomed to pay their respects 9am – 5pm, Monday, May 11, 2020, at Whitten Monelison Chapel. Whitten Funeral Home staff will assist the family in abiding the 10-person social distancing rule at the funeral home.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.

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