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Barbara Jean Smith Ellis, 79, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2022 in her home.  

Ms. Ellis was born in Enfield, the daughter of the late Ernest Edward Smith and Sally Victoria Parker.  She was the widow of the late Harold Thomas Boone, Sr. and Richard Lee Ellis.

Surviving include her three daughters: Betty Jean Cooney, Becky Evans, and Cassandra Baker, all of Roanoke Rapids, her son Harold Thomas Boone, Jr. of Roanoke Rapids, her sister Betsy Richardson (Arthur) of Warrenton, her brother Jesse Lewis Smith of Spartanburg, SC, 9 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.  

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 7th at Hockaday Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Wayne Marshall officiating.  

Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 6th at the funeral home.  

To sign the online register please visit www.hockadayfs.com.  

Hockaday Funeral & Cremation Service is serving the Ellis family.