Eleanor Powell Teed
On November 1, 2012, Eleanor Powell Teed of Stanardsville, Virginia, passed from this life to her eternal reward in Heaven after a courageous battle with the West Nile Virus. She is survived by her children: George A. Teed III and his wife Joyce of Lebanon, CT, Ellie Teed of Nashville, TN, Julia T. Sullivan and her husband Rick of Sumter, SC, and Reta T. Kennon and her husband Leo of Stanardsville, VA. Eleanor adored her ten grandchildren: Jo Beth, Rick, Wade, Katelin, Sam, Aaron, Victoria, Ellie, Emma, and Joel and was blessed to live long enough to love two great-grandchildren, Jon Marc and Jackson. She is also survived by her five siblings: Nettie, Malcolm, Carolyn, Julia, and Stanley all of whom referred to her as Maude.
Eleanor Maude Powell was born November 8, 1937, in Stanardsville, VA. She attended WMHS and against all financial obstacles attended Madison College (now JMU) where she met and married the love of her life, George A. Teed, Jr. She graduated in 1959, with a BS in Education and for the next 49 years taught mathematics to the first, second, and even unto the third generation of public and private school students. Those who think back will remember that Eleanor also started the William Monroe Women’s Track Team. One would be hard pressed to locate a family in Greene County whose life had not been touched by Mrs. Teed.
Eleanor faithfully attended Laurel Hill Baptist Church and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Delta Kappa Gamma. She loved her Maple Creek Farm where she raised her children, harvested her garden, and walked her fields. Canning and quilting and encouraging others to become strong patriots for America were her passions. Eleanor was full of grace, wisdom, and peace. She was greatly loved and will forever be missed.
A memorial service will be held at Laurel Hill Baptist Church, 3595 Grand Forks Blvd, Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 4pm. She will be buried with her beloved husband in Culpeper National Cemetery. The family would like to thank UVA’s MICU, Gentle Shepherd Hospice, Charlottesville Health & Rehab, and Eleanor’s church family and friends for assisting our family through this time.
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Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling the arrangements.