Vicie Louella Grotte age 84, died unexpectedly February 6th, 2024 at Southside Community Hospital. She was born July 19th, 1939, to the late John and Tillie Sharp in Haywood County NC.

“Ellen” to friends and family, was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Richard Gordon Grotte; her brother, Dennis Sharp; and step-mother, Edna Sharp.

She is survived by daughters, Sandra D. Lester (Tom) and Rhoda L. Shelton (Tony); sister, Shirley Sharp; grandchildren, Jeremiah Lester, Reannan Tinsley, Rebecca Shelton and Chesnie Long; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Corbin, Victoria, Cody, Brantley, Serenity, McKinley and Britney; and great-great-grandchild, Finley.

A service of remembrance will be held at 2:00 pm. Saturday, February 10th, 2024, at Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville, VA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Ash Camp Baptist Church Building Fund, P O Box 56, Keysville, VA 23947.  The Browning-Duffer funeral home in Keysville is in charge of arrangements.


Condolence Messages

  1. John Henry and Janice Noblin

    09 February 2024 2 weeks ago

    Sandy I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your mother may God comfort you during this difficult time God bless you

  2. Wendy Boyles

    09 February 2024 2 weeks ago

    Sandy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I’m praying for you and all the family. I love you all! Ellen and Dick were both special to me and my family.

  3. Sherry Sharp

    10 February 2024 2 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. Ellen was always so good to me. She never made me feel like an outsider, she always made me feel so welcome as part of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you, Sherry Sharp.

  4. Deborah James

    12 February 2024 1 week ago

    I’m sorry for your loss you and your family are in my prayers

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