Ellen Madry Allsbrook

August 15, 1914August 8, 2012

Ellen Louise Madry Allsbrook, age 97 died peacefully Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Springmoor in Raleigh.

Born August 15, 1914 in Hobgood, NC, she grew up in Enfield, NC. She was the daughter of the late John Herbert and Annie Barfield Madry and was also preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, the late Ernest Reginald Allsbrook, who passed away in 2006; her sister, Susan Madry and brothers, Clyde and Thurman Madry; granddaughter, Rita Allsbrook Riley; daughter-in-law, Deborah Allsbrook; and son-in-law, Floyd Brock.

She was a homemaker and a member of Fairmont United Methodist Church which she dearly loved. She served as president of the Opti-Ms. Club of Raleigh; an officer in the Capital Chapter of the Eastern Star; a Girl Scout Brownie troop leader and a Boy’s Cub Scout troop leader. She also enjoyed her volunteer work with Meals on Wheels.

Among her favorite interests were bowling, writing poetry about family and friends and romance novels, square dancing and she especially loved working with her husband in their beautiful azalea gardens.

For many years, she and her husband enjoyed traveling and dividing their time between Raleigh and Nokomis, FL.

Surviving are two sons, Ernest Reginald Allsbrook, Jr. and wife, Margo of Smithfield, NC and Robert Douglas Allsbrook of Wilmington, NC; a daughter, Donna Allsbrook Broadwell and husband, Ed of Asheville, NC; three grandchildren: Richard Allsbrook of Russell Springs, KY, Stephen Brock of Wilmington, NC, and Diana Jones of Charlotte, NC; her sister, Anne Armacost of Finksburg, MD; six great-grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

The family expresses a very heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Springmoor who gave outstanding care and relentless love.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon at Montlawn Memorial Park followed by a memorial service at Springmoor Retirement Community at 2 pm on Sunday, August 12, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Springmoor Retirement Community, Residents’ Supplemental Assistance Fund, 1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh, NC 28715.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St. Raleigh, NC 27605, (919) 828-4311.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, August 12, 2012
  • Memorial Service Sunday, August 12, 2012

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Anna Goodman

August 17, 2012

I had the pleasure to know and care for Ellen in her days at Springmoor, she was a very special resident.We shared many laughs together and I was honored that she would share some of her life stories with me. I will miss her very much,but cgerish our time we had together.You will always live in my heart and prayers.

August 11, 2012

Winford and I had the pleasure of visiting with Ellen a number of times and remembering her with cards and telephone visits for the past 6 years. I knew Ellen and her family when I was growing up in Enfield. It was great to talk with her about them and Enfield. We shall miss her. Our sympathy to the all the family. Rosa Dickens

Rick Allsbrook

August 10, 2012

Rick and Deborah Allsbrook So blessed to have visited with her In April of this year may she RIP with her beloved husband...Prayers to all the family