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“It's been nearly three years, in 16 days, it will be the day we lost you and I hope that you are doing well in heaven. In 19 days it will be your...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Kamryn Blakely - Clayton, NC

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2 of 30 | Posted by: Kamryn blakely - clayton, NC

“aunt randi i didnt want you to leave i still want you to pleaseeeeeee come back to me ....(and everyone else) i miss your beautiful face with the...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: kamryn hare - clayton, NC

“Miranda, you will be missed dearly! Watch over all of us! Love- Jeff, Bernece, Max & Ashlee ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: The Johnsons - Highlands Ranch, CO

“I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers ”
5 of 30 | Posted by: vivian wagner - dudley, NC

“We have lost the most wonderful free spirited Daughter and one of the most precious gifts that God had entrusted us with. We loved you oh so much and...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Joyce & Robert Cote - Goldsboro, NC

“It is with much sadness to know Randy is no longer with us in this world. It is the ones she left behind who are hurting and will miss her dearly. My...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Helene and Eric Chevrier - FL

“Praying for Randi's family .I know Kamryn loved her Aunt Randi. ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: Kathy Hare - Goldston, NC

“Robert and Family, All of your extended family at Doug Henry are thinking of you during this extremely trying time. I wish I knew the words to...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Bill Emerson - Wilmington, NC

“My thought's are with you all and keep her memory alive. Love Grandma Cote ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: Suzanne Cote - Manchester, NH

“We are so sorry for your loss and your family will be in our prayers. ”
11 of 30 | Posted by: Rex and Angie Fail

“My best memories of "Randi" is the endearing love she had for her family, her warm sense of humor, and her love of fun! ; ) She will be missed. ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: Tonya Riggs - Goldsboro, NC

“May God bless you, her family, I don't know you but knew her at SW. You're in my prayers! Lois Sasser9 ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Lois Sasser - Pikeville, NC

“I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God bring you peace during this hard time. Love you all, Michelle Lambeth ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: Michelle Lambeth - Goldsboro, NC

“My deepest sympathy to all of the family. My mom, Rose Webber, worked with Miranda at Register of Deeds. They had alot of wonderful times together....Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Elizabeth Golimowski

“Our deepest sympathy to Miranda's family. You are all in my prayer's. ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: Alain & Michelle Cote - NH - Aunt

“Brian, I am sad to hear about the loss of your wife. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. In Christ Love Marchelle ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: Marchelle Sutton Horner - Garner, NC

“To Randy and Lisa: You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray God gives ya peace and strenght. Love ya ”
18 of 30 | Posted by: Tracy Baker - Four Oaks, NC

“Dear Family, Very sorry to hear of Miranda's passing. It came too soon for a lady so young. Prayers for your family. ”
19 of 30 | Posted by: Meredith Lane - Swansboro, NC

“Miranda, although we have been neighbors for a while, I have gotten to know you over the summer. I have enjoyed the little conversations. You are...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Sherry Jones - Goldsboro, NC

“Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and the Family Marissa, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying that the lord above will give you strength and...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: colleen and charles leftdwrige - NC

“Randi had the warmest smile you'll ever see. My thoughts & prayers are with the family. ”
22 of 30 | Posted by: Christy Anderson - Dunn, NC

“To Randi's family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Jennifer Buss - Goldsboro, NC

“We were fortunate to see the love and joy that you brought to Brian and Jareds life. When he met you he came alive. You were always friendly and you...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Plews Family - Elmendorf AFB, AK

“My prayers go to Randi's family! I had not seen her since high school but i remember her beautiful smile and fun personality- May God give you the...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: kristy mason - goldsboro, NC

“May God's peace and comfort be with you all!! ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: Beth Rivenbark

“We miss you so much, Randi. It's a comfort, however, knowing you are now in God's embrace. You were one of a very special kind. Love, Dwain &...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Barbara & Dwain Davis - Durham, NC

“You will be missed. You were a long time friend and I miss you greatly. Prayers are going out to your husband and children. ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: Vivian Vernon - Mount Olive, NC

“my fondest memory of Miranda was her smile, her kindness, generousity, and always an encouraging word. She was smart, beautiful and very witty. Had...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Laureen Coley - pikeville, NC

“We love and miss you so much! ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: Marie Butler - Merced, CA

Miranda Jo Blakely Ellis, 39, passed away Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Miranda was born in Wayne County, NC on November 15, 1972. For many years, she worked for Americal where she made many lifelong friends and later worked with the Wayne County Register of Deeds. Miranda was a 1991 graduate of Southern Wayne High School. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and friend. She will be missed by many.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday at 7:00 PM in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Vann Spivey officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Miranda is survived by her husband, Brian Ellis; her children, Marissa Kersey, Jared Ellis and Bethany Singleton; her mother and father, Joyce and Robert Cote of Goldsboro; her brother, Tim Blakely and wife Amanda of Clayton and her niece, Kamryn Blakely and nephews, Robert and Weston Blakely. She is also survived by her best friend, April Eubanks, close family friend, Jessica Summerlin and her beloved pets, Poncho and Kiwi.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 5216, Alexandria, Va. 22312 and the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813.

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