Cheryl Marie Ellis
Cheryl Marie Ellis (nee Cawley) passed peacefully into eternal happiness on May 7, 2021, surrounded by her loving wife, son, and other family members at her home in Rehoboth Beach. Born April 27, 1964, and raised in Secane, Pennsylvania by her father, Richard Cawley, and mother, Florence Cawley, she spent many childhood days playing with and learning from her four older siblings—sisters Ann Marie and Janie, and brothers Richard and William.
Always one who loved the sun, she spent summers growing up in Ocean City, New Jersey. Working on the boardwalk and playing in the sand, she developed into the adventurous soul that would define her in later years. A 1982 Ridley High School graduate, Cheryl married John Ellis a few years later and had a son, John Ellis, III. The benevolent motherly care she displayed with her son would transcend to her career as well.
A life-long nurse, Cheryl worked at many hospitals and long-term care facilities. As skilled as she was caring, she brought comfort to countless people and families over her 30+ years in the field.
In later years she found her partner of 22 years and future-wife, Charlotte Williams. Returning to the sun and sand, she spent some of the best years of her life living with Charlotte in Rehoboth Beach and enjoying all the splendors the beach has to offer.
More than anything, Cheryl was a woman who enjoyed being surrounded by her family, friends, and other loved ones. She was a lover of good food, Happy Hours, Jeep rides on the beach, and playing with her two grandsons, Johnny and Tommy.
Predeceased by her father and mother, Cheryl is survived by her wife, Charlotte; son, John, his wife, Patricia, and their children, Johnny and Tommy; four siblings; and countless nieces, nephews, and their children.
For Cheryl, no adventure was too large and no moment was too small. She will be missed by many. ▼