Eleonora E. Sawyer, age 90, of Toms River passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in New Orleans, LA, she moved to Toms River in 1956, and has remained an area resident since.
Prior to her retirement in 1991, she worked as a bookkeeper for Agway, Lakewood, for many years. A parishioner of St. Joseph RC Church, Eleonora (Ellie) enjoyed making her favorite New Orleans recipes, especially while spending time with her family. Many of her summer days were spent enjoying the ocean. She also loved gardening, and a good game of cards!
She is survived by her children, Keith Sawyer, and Sheryl Pope and her husband Leroy, all of Toms River, and Karlene Mitchell and her husband Craig of New Orleans; her grandchildren, Keith, Nicole, Carissa, Danielle, Larissa, Justin, Bryant, Dustin and Kevin; and her great-grandchildren, Grace, Noah, Claire, Ariel, and Danny.
Services were private under the direction of Horizon Funeral and Cremation Services, 1329 Route 37 West, Toms River.
So many memories of "Ellie" - she certainly was the life of the party! All us kids certainly did test her patience every now and then but she was a good sport! Always love going to the house just to hangout and she always had some red beans and rice! She always loved to dance and now I'm sure she is dancing with the angels. I love you Ellie!
Miss Ellie brightened my days every time she came back to visit Karlene and Craig’s family. She could always make me laugh with her quick wit. And she was so wise. She always gave me good advice from her heart.
We all know who Miss Ellie was. But who am I?
Someone who was truly blessed to have lived next door to this beautiful soul’s daughter and to have spent time with her.
May Christ grant Elenora a place of repose where there is neither sickness or sorrow, but life everlasting. And may He comfort and strengthen all of her loved ones and friends in the coming days of your loss.
Love you, Miss Ellie!
We will forever remember your dear Mom. Will always remember her for her beautiful outfits with matching shoes & her fancy jewelry when we saw her. Her laugh and beautiful smile, and her love for her New Orleans. She always was happy and left us laughing & smiling when we saw her. She loved her flowers & gladly shared many plants with me. I will surely smile when they bloom again this Spring. Ellie will forever be in our hearts. She was a sweet, lady who treated me as one of her own and I loved her very much. God Bless You Ellie. Keep smiling down on us. With Love, Dawn & Stephen
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