Elbert Lee “Tom” Ellrod, 88, passed away on Thursday, October, 19, 2017.
He was the owner and operator of Long Trailer Company in Tarboro for many years.
A funeral service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church on Saturday at 11:00am with Pastor Jordon Willard officiating. Burial will follow in Edgecombe Memorial Park with Masonic Rites.
Tom is survived by his loving family which includes his wife of 67 years, Lillian Ellrod; daughters, Susan Ellrod, Dorothy Smith and husband, Chips, Lisa Gay and husband, Will, Becky Bartley and husband Charlie; grandchildren, Traye Smith and wife Noura, Brandon Smith, Hunter Gay and wife, Laura, Stuart Gay and wife, Sarah, Charles Bartley, Jr. and wife Katie, Claire Bartley; great grandchildren, Lilly Smith, Elsa Smith, Hartley Smith, Charles Gay; sister, Ann Bissette.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 730 W Wilson St., Tarboro, NC 27886.
The family will receive friends and other relatives from 10:00-11:00am on Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church.
Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.carlislefuneralhome.com.
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To The Family,
As a volunteer minister I read the obituaries on a regular basis. My goal is to give a heartfelt effort to provide comfort to the surviving family members. I would like to extend my sincere condolences in the passing of your loved one. Death is a subject that no one wants to even think about. However, in today's world death is something that will eventually catch up with all of us because we all are sinners. (Romans 5:12) However, the Almighty did provide a way for mankind to conquer sin and death. God's Son, Jesus Christ, provided the ransom sacrifice needed to buy back what the first man Adam had lost, everlasting life. God and his Son Jesus Christ displayed the two greatest acts of love ever committed, that of allowing Jesus to give up his perfect human life in dying to save imperfect mankind from sin and death. (John 3:16) Furthermore, when on earth, Jesus himself said, "I am the resurrection and the life." (John 11:25) In the near future Jesus will use his God-given power to resurrect those who have fallen asleep in death (John11:11-14) I do hope that these scriptural facts bring you the needed comfort at this most difficult time.
Mr. Terry, a volunteer minister
Submitted by Mr. Terry on Oct 25 2017 09:53:02 AM
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I am so sorry for your loss. My love, thoughts and prayers go to all the family. It's been a long time since Larry and I were your neighbors down the street, maybe they're neighbors now in Heaven. May God comfort and bless you.
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You are all in my prayers. Treasure your precious memories til you are with him again. Love to you all.
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