In Loving

Ellen Monica Parker

May 22, 1969 – December 6, 2022

Ellen Monica Parker, 53, of Highland Springs, VA, was called to her heavenly home on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, and received her angel wings.  Waiting to greet her were her husband, John; her parents, Harvey Melton and Regina McCracken; and grandparents, Nana Parker, Rose, and Bobby Richmond, and Winifred and Harry Locke.

Ellen is survived by her brother, Matthew Melton and Andrew  Melton (Whitney and Claire); her mother-in-law, Sharon (Curly) Walton, who treasured Ellen as a friend long before she became her beloved daughter-in-law; her brother-in-law, Shawn Martin (Lisa, Blake, and Presleigh); and those she cherished and kept in her heart, Johnny and Gracie Ho, Bryleigh Grace Oxley and Jacob and Michelle Cahoon.  Ellen leaves behind so many more family and friends, all of whom she loved and touched deeply.

Ellen loved her fairies and Tinkerbell. She loved to bake. She loved being at the beach. She loved helping everyone she could.  If you needed anything, she would find it for you. She had a flair for decorating that she loved to share. So many people benefited from her kind, loving, and tender caregiving skills.

There will be a gathering of friends and family to celebrate her life on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 1 p.m. to  3 p.m. at the home of Lora and Scott Parker, 240 N. Linden Ave., Highland Springs, VA  23075.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Villalobos Rescue Center (Pit Bull Rescue), P.O. Box 39, Napoleonville, LA 70390 (, or Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, CHKD – Attn: Philanthropy P.O. Box 2156, Norfolk, VA 23501 (

Memorial Gathering


Residence of Lora and Scott Parker
240 N. Linden Ave.
Highland Springs, VA  23075


Saturday, January 7, 2023


1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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