Phyllis Ely

Obituary of Phyllis L. Ely

Phyllis L Harold Ely 83 departed this life on August 27, 2022 in Voorhees, NJ. She was born on October 17, 1938 in Williamsburg, Virginia to late Sylvester and Josephine Tyler Harold. She was 6 of 7 children. She graduated in 1957 from James Weldon Johnson High School in Yorktown, VA.  She was married to her beloved late husband Robert Ely.


Phyllis was a devoted Christian who love the lord. She worked for Pennsauken Board of Transportation as a Bus Aide for over 20 years. She was also a block captain for her neighborhood watch. Besides spending time with her family and friends, Phyllis enjoyed gardening and traveling. She was a mom to whoever needed it with her caring, funny and sociable personality.  She touched many lives with her generosity and passion for life.


She was proceeded in death by two brothers Sylvester Harold Jr, Rudolph Harold, two sisters Myrtle (Myron) Simmons and Shirley Mae (Johnnie) Goodwin and survived by her two brothers Fred (Linda) Harold and DeSteffinoa (Thais) Goodwin.


She is also survived by 6 children: Glen (Jonnella) Carter, Robin Odems, Deborah (Blaine) Eley, Michael (Lynnette) Carter, Lavonne Coleman and Christopher (Evelyn) Carter, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and caring friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation on Wednesday, August 31 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Falco/Caruso & Leonard Pennsauken Funeral Home, 6600 N. Browning Road. Additional services and burial will take place at a later date in Williamsburg, VA.


Visitation at Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Falco/Caruso & Leonard Funeral Home
6600 Browning Rd.
Pennsauken, New Jersey, United States
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