Cathleen Emily Elliott O’Neill, age 63, was carried home to the Lord on Jan. 13, 2022. She was born in Richmond, Virginia, to Patricia Furlong Elliott and to the late Joseph William Elliott. Cathy went to Christchurch School in Saluda and graduated with Honors from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Richmond. Cathy was an accomplished and dedicated critical care, operating room, and post-surgical nurse. Her nursing experience and training prepared her for her highest calling in caring for her late father, Joseph; mother, Patricia; husband, Mark, and many other family and friends. She found the most joy in spending time with her closest family, three daughters, and playing with her grandchildren. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Mathews, Virginia.
Cathy is survived by her husband, Mark; mother, Patricia; daughters, Elizabeth Perkins and husband William, Juliana Burgess and husband Tyler, Emily Sumner and husband Roi; brothers, Jeffery Elliott, Gregory Elliott and wife Christine; grandchildren, Henry, Tucker, Eliza Jane, Aya, Charles, Easton, Toji; former husband, Anthony Sumner and wife Amy, and many cherished nieces and nephews. She will be profoundly missed but comfort lies in knowing she is at peace in heaven with her beloved father Jo Jo.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church on Williams Wharf Road in Mathews, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. Due to COVID restrictions, the indoor memorial service will be limited to family only. Immediately following, friends are welcome at the Christ Church adjacent cemetery for a graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Cathy’s name may be made to Kingston Episcopal Parish, P.O. Box 471, Mathews, Va. 23109.