Deborah Lynn Bryant Ellis

October 25, 2021


Deborah Lynn Bryant Ellis, 57, of Surry, Virginia passed away peacefully on Monday, October 25, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 8, 1964, to her surviving parents, Robert H. and Betty Bryant of Smithfield.
Debbie was a Registered Nurse at Eastern State Hospital and caused to retire early due to her terminal illness. She earned her dual master’s degree while working full-time and raising her four daughters as a single mother. She enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She had no greater joy than being a “Mee-maw” to her grandsons.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 10 years, Warren Lee Ellis; daughters, Heather Garrenton, Jessica Garrenton, Elizabeth Garrenton and Sara Garrenton; stepchildren, Hunter Ellis, Karissa Ellis and Peter Ellis; 6 grandsons, Justin, Cameron, John, Alex, Josiah and Walker.
She is also survived by her loving sister, Judy Bryant Lehr (Steven) of Suffolk, Virginia; nieces, Crystal Drake (Adam) of Windsor, Virginia and Lauren Lehr of Suffolk, Virginia; great-nephews, Ashton and Connor; and a host of extended family and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 1:00 pm, at Bucktrout Funeral Home located at 4124 Ironbound Road, in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Memorial Donations can be made to Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation (

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