Ellis, Matthew Ridgewell

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Matthew Ridgewell Ellis of Blacksburg died unexpectedly February 8, 2016. He was a dedicated and loving father to Mary and Charlotte Ellis; son of Elizabeth Dent Ellis and the late Jeffrey Ridgewell Ellis; brother to Christine (Peter) Hooper, Lisa (Chris) Puchalla, Katie (Brian) Dowling, and Michael (Jen) Ellis. He is also survived by his partner, Erin Ross; and former wife, Margaret O’Neil Ellis. Matt was adored by 13 nieces and nephews. Matt is at peace in heaven with his father, Jeffrey Ellis.

The family will receive friends 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2016, at McCoy Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the name of Matthew Ellis to the Waldron-Ricci Spay Neuter Clinic, 53 B West Main St., Christiansburg, VA 24073.