Ellen Louise Groome, 77 of Louisa had her prayers answered on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 and went home to be with Our Father in heaven. Born on July 30, 1939 she will be welcomed home by her father and mother, Charles H. and Sally R. Groome, as well as her brothers, Charles H. Groome, Jr., James M. Groome, and Franklin R. Groome, nephew David W. Groome, and great niece Melissa Louise Nunemaker. She leaves behind two sisters, Mary G. Best, of Louisa, Shelia G. Palmateer of Trinity, Texas and one brother, Harold S. Groome, of Louisa. She was more than an aunt to her nieces and nephews: June Bevins, Bryan Best, Kathy Sims, Gail Best, all of Louisa; James Groome, Jr., Penny Sparkman, and Melissa Groome, all of Chesterfield; Richard Groome, of Richmond; Morgan Palmateer, Matthew Palmateer, both of Blacksburg, and Kelly Nunemaker of San Antonio, Texas. She will be especially missed by her special great nieces (babies): Kaitlyn, MacKenzie, Kaleigh Grace, Emily, and Kacie Nunemaker as well as many other great nieces and great, great nieces and nephews.
Louise was a very special person who always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she ever met. She was a long-time employee of Louisa Manufacturing until its close and then was employed at Food Lion for a long period, her final place of employment, and her favorite, was with the Louisa County Schools as a cafeteria worker. In love with children all her life, but not personally blessed with some of her own, she cared for all the children that moved through the cafeteria line at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. With her gentle smile and her compassionate nature, she literally “mothered” them all. She will be greatly missed by many.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Hillcrest Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Martha Jefferson Hospital, Louisa Healthcare Center and the many visitors that cared for Louise over the past few months. There truly are angels among us.
Tuesday June 20th, 2017
175 Oak Leaf Drive
Louisa, VA 23093
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I read the obituary of your loved one. I'm sorry for your loss. The pain, the grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At such times, we need to go to God’s Word for comfort. Revelation 21:4: And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” John 5:28, 29: Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.
Submitted by Sending condolences on Jun 15 2017 10:01:19 PM
My sincere condolences to the Groome family. The death of a loved one is never easy to endure. May the fond memories of the times you shared bring you comfort and peace while God's promise of a future resurrection, found at John 5:28 & 29, brings you hope at this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you all.
Submitted by Lora on Jun 13 2017 01:11:41 PM
Louise was a wonderful lady. She was kind to everyone she ever met! I worked with her many years ago at the Louisa Express Lane and we had a blast. She would keep everyone straight and as the years passed and we would meet, whether in the schools or on the street, she always had a kind word and a beautiful smile.
Submitted by Barbara Wilson on Jun 12 2017 12:54:05 PM
I TRULY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY,SHE WAS MORE THAN A FRIEND TO ME,MORE THAN A SISTER TO ME,SHE WAS THERE IF EVER YOU NEED ANYTHING,THE PAPER STATED SHE LOVED THE SCHOOL THE MOST,BUT LEFT OUT THE PLACE I THINK SHE LOVE THE MOST AND I BELIEVE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE EXPRESS LANE WHEN WE WORKED TOGETHER,WE HAD SO MUCH FUN AND ALL WE DID WAS LAUGH,BETWEEN HER AND MR.WRIGHT I WOULD HAVE TO SAY WE BOTH LOVED IT AND LOOKED FORWARD TO GOING TO WORK, I WILL TRULY MISS THIS WOMAN AND I I KNOW SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE REST IN PEACE LOUISE.... LOVE YOU FOREVER....
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