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Maria Dantas Elliott

February 15, 1927 October 25, 2019
Maria Dantas  Elliott
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Obituary for Maria Dantas Elliott

DURHAM: Mrs. Maria Dantas Elliott, passed from this Earthly Dwelling into Eternal Glory with her family by her side Friday morning, October 25, 2019. She was 92.

Maria was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friends to so many. She attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and was employed with IBM for many years until her retirement. Maria loved doing crafts, specifically sewing and painting. She left behind many of her works for her children to enjoy. She loved celebrating the different seasons and different nationalities of her many friends she met after coming to America.

Maria was born in Brazil. She met her husband, Joe while he was serving in the U.S. Navy. She came to America after they married and settled into her new life here.

Maria is predeceased by her parents in Brazil, Ibrahim Dantas, Irene Dubeux Dantas; all of her siblings; her husband, Maynard Lee “Joe” Elliott; and her young daughter, Barbara Elliott. She leaves behind her son, Tony Elliott (Terri); daughter, Lynn Elliott (Connie Raper); grandchildren, Jessica Ann Elliott, Emily Ann Elliott (Justin Kennedy); those also considered by her to be her grandchildren, Steven Smith, Dalton Smith, Shae Grays, Colin Detweiler; and special friends, Carol Parker, Loretta Groves, Basia Detweiler.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29th at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Grey Stone Church’s Second Mile Ministry, 2601 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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Graveside Service




2:00 PM 10/29/2019 2:00:00 PM
Oak Grove Memorial Gardens

3712 Cheek Road
Durham, NC 27704

Oak Grove Memorial Gardens
3712 Cheek Road Durham 27704 NC
United States

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Oak Grove Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3712 Cheek Road
Durham, NC 27704

3712 Cheek Road Durham 27704 NC
United States

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