John “Edward” Elliott, age 90, of Mathews County, passed away on March 27, 2021, at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester.
Edward was born in Mathews on June 1, 1930 and is the son of Joseph Elliott and Nora Elliott. After going to school in Mathews County, Edward built his career at the Newport News Shipyard. He was very skilled at construction and enjoyed building his own home along with helping other family members build theirs. He loved being outside and taking care of his garden. Beyond home-grown produce, Edward had a sweet tooth for anything baked, especially doughnuts. He enjoyed visiting friends and family around the county and looked forward to the time he spent with his great-grandchildren.
Edward joins his parents; high school sweetheart and wife, Carolyn Minor Elliott; daughter, Rachel Elliott Gibson and husband Wayne Gibson; granddaughter, Lisa Gibson Johnson; brother, Joseph Elliott, and sisters, Dorothy, Carrie, and Theresa. Edward’s survivors include his son, Wade Elliott and wife Jeannie Elliott; grandson, Jeremy Elliott and wife Tracy Elliott, and his great-grandchildren, Lauren Johnson, Elise Elliott, and Emery Elliott.
A memorial service will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 17.