CHESAPEAKE – Ella Bryant Cummings, 102, passed away August 10, 2012. She is the daughter of the late James and Lydia Bryant. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of over 60 years Ivey R. Cummings; son, Billy W. Cummings and his wife, Mary; daughter-in-law, Nannie Lee Cummings; son-in-law, Robert H. Bedinger; 5 sisters and 8 brothers. A faithful member for 64 years of Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church, she enjoyed spending her time singing and playing the piano.
She is survived by sons, Ivey R. Cummings III and his wife, Jackie of Chesapeake, Robert B. Cummings of Chesapeake; daughter, Nancy Cummings Bedinger of Luray, VA; grandchildren, Janet Crain, Billy W. Cummings, James Cummings, Becky Humphrey, Terry Cummings Pearce, Ivey R. Cummings IV, Patricia Bailey, Robert B. Cummings II, Lee Ann Naghiu, Raymond White, Karen White; 17 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 12 noon at Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church, 1200 Chesapeake Ave, with Bobby Cummings officiating. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach.
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Mr. and Mrs. Cummings were our 1st neighbors we ever had when we purchased the home next door to them on Hughes Avennue I will never forget her kindness she gave to us always. Wonderful neighbor, wonderful lady, You are all in our prayers.
I lived next door to you older folk at 815 hughes avenue-i remember you from my childhood. condolences from me and my brother paul, who lives in virgina beach. i have run off to florida.
to all of u,earl & i are deeply sadden and crushed by grandmother’s sudden death and we are sorry that we can be there at this time when we need each other.maybe after earl’s doctors make a final decision what is next in way of treatments,we can plan a short weekend trip to all or some of u.love u always and forever,becky & earl
Jerry and Patty, so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
It was a privilege and an honor to have met Mrs. Cummings. She was sweet, loving and brought a smile to my face whenever I talked to her. God has another angel and the family has my sympathies.
Our sympathies. Thinking of you.
Terry, my sympathy to you and your family. Thinking of you! Patty
With deepest sympathy, we offer you our condolences. Aunt Ella lived life to its fullest and aleays had a good time. Much love to you all.
Love, Mae and Druci
I had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Cummings for 50 years and missed her greatly when she left Chesapeake Ave. U.M. Church. She was a dear friend of my mother and I know that she will be missed by her family. She always had a smile or kind thing to say to Yvonne and I.
My sincere condolences to you, Terry Lynn and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.k
Our sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Cummings, our thoughts are prayers are with you Terry Lynn and your family.