Bristol, Va. – Ellen Lola Marie Matherly Meadows, age 64, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. She was born March 1, 1957 in Bristol, Tennessee. She was a graduate of Richlands High School. She worked as a self-employed Home Health Aide as long as her health permitted.
She enjoyed crafts and football. She was a fan of the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and a follower of Tom Brady. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Ellen will always be most fondly remembered as a caregiver with a big heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Doris Baldwin; and two brothers, Avery Lynch, and Bill Matherly.
Ellen is survived by ex-husband and lifelong friend, Jerry Meadows; two sons, Thomas (Joanie) Meadows, and Adam (Sabrina) Meadows; one daughter, Amanda (Ira) Miller; one brother, James Matherly; four grandchildren, Kevin Meadows, Hannah Meadows, Brandon Riggs, and Jordan Riggs; and three great-grandchildren, Ryder, Nolan, and Ivy.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Richlands Church of God, 405 Jones Chapel Road, Richlands, VA 24641, with Pastor Monte Elswick officiating.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by signing the online guestbook. The family of Ellen Lola Meadows is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).
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