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Ellilu Whitley Key (Ellie)

February 11, 1927 ~ April 2, 2021 (age 94)


Ellilu Whitley Key (Ellie), age 94, passed away on April 2, 2021.
She was born February 11, 1927 in Guilford County to James A. Whitley and Ruby Price Whitley, both deceased, and was married for 57 years to Neill Lawrence Key who died in 2010.

She is survived by her son, Lawrence E. Key (Daphne) and daughter, Jenny K. Faulkner (Randy); two grandchildren, Jane Key Matthews (Rick) and Blair Faulkner; and great-granddaughters, Piper Matthews and Kenzie Matthews.

Ellie was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star and supported numerous community service organizations in Alamance County. She belonged to Graham Presbyterian Church, was a former member of Hawfields Presbyterian Church, and will be buried at Hawfields in a private graveside service.

The family would like to thank Linda Fogleman Collins, Cathy Foster, and the amazing family of professionals at Brookdale Assisted Living in Burlington and AuthoraCare Collective of Burlington for their outstanding care and compassion. We will be forever grateful.

Condolences may be offered online at www.richandthompson.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions in Ellie’s memory to Graham Presbyterian Church; AuthoraCare Collective of Burlington; Allied Churches of Alamance County, Inc.; or the Neill L. Key Scholarship at Elon University.

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Hawfields Presbyterian
2115 NC Highway 119
Mebane, NC 27302

At the family's request, services will be private

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