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March 17, 2018

3/8/2018 10:33:00 AM
Ella LeBleu

Ella Marie Downey LeBleu, age 68, of 200 Revere Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at The Woodlands Health and Rehabilitation Center, Clifton Forge.

She was born March 18, 1949 in Alleghany County, Virginia to the late William Doyle Downey and Helen Vest Downey.  

She was a retired Dietary Manager for Scott Hill Apartments and a member of the Clifton Forge Lions Club.  She loved to cook and help others.

In addition to her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her brother, William “Doc” Downey, and an infant sister, “Baby” Downey.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Frederick Rush “Rick” LeBleu; three nieces, Ashlee Griffith and husband Michael, Caressa Burch, and Felicia Bingler and husband Timmy; a number of great nieces and great nephews; a special cousin, Obey Vest and wife Missy; and many other close friends.

In keeping with her wishes, her body has been cremated.  

There will be no service held at this time.  However, the family will visit with friends on Saturday evening, March 10, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge.

Nicely Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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