Mrs. Ellen H. Boyce, 90, of Parksley, VA passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 of natural causes.

Mrs. Boyce was born to Alma Shrieves Howard and Walter Stewart Howard on a farm outside Parksley, VA on March 17, 1930. She attended Parksley High School until she and her parents moved to Newport News, VA at the beginning of WW2 when her father went to work in the shipyard. She graduated from Warwick High School in 1947 as a secretarial student.

Upon returning to the Shore, she married her “first grade love” Alvin ”Al” Boyce, Jr. on New Year’s Eve 1950. They were married 26 years upon his death in February 1977. She worked as a secretary at Wallops Island Naval Air Station Base, later to work for A&N Electrical Coop, where she retired after 32 years in March 1992.

Mrs. Boyce was an original member of the Parksley Railroad Museum, a member of Parksley Baptist Church and the Republican Women of VA.

She is survived by her children, Ann C. Powell (Matthew) of Fredericksburg, VA, Alvin “AD” Boyce III (Caroline) of Willards, MD, Pastor Robert “Bob” Boyce (Tammy) of Pocomoke City, MD and (4) Grandchildren, Caitlin Powell, Carrie Boyce, Gracie Boyce and Abby Boyce.

She is predeceased by her husband Alvin D. Boyce Jr, daughter Bonnie Ellen Boyce, grandson Dusty Boyce and parents Walter S. and Alma S. Howard.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Parksley Cemetery with her son, Pastor Bob Boyce, officiating.

Arrangements made by Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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