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Ellen Gale (Latham) Roman

December 8, 1940 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Ellen Roman Obituary

Ellen Latham Roman departed this earth peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on March 1st, 2024. The legacy she built is profound; three happy and successful children, a marriage of 63 years and thousands of enriched students – all of whom admired and adored her.

Born in Bluefield, West Virginia, Ellen met her beloved husband David at Concord College. They fell in love, married in 1960 and soon moved to Falls Church, Virginia. Ellen was a devout Christian who lived her faith. Her favorite songs were “It is well, with my soul,” and “Victory in Jesus.”

She was a student of math and piano and a prolific reader but chose to make her mark in life through elementary education, where over a 30-year career, she taught pre-K, kindergarten, and first, second and third grades. Not only the students she impacted, but the parents of the students she taught were touched by her gentle wisdom and fierce talents as a teacher.

Ellen leaves behind her husband David of 63 years, two children and their spouses -- Nancy Ellen Roman and her husband Steven Cohen of Fearrington Village and Scott David Roman and his wife Veronica Roman of Dallas, Texas.  A third child, Beth Roman Meyer, preceded her in death.  Ellen also leaves three beloved grandchildren, Justin Mitchell Roman Davis, Daniel David Roman Cohen and his wife Brandie Roman Cohen, Taylor Beth Roman Cohen, and one great granddaughter, Mackinlee McCants, as well as an army of friends from Calvary Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, and Chatham Community Church in Chapel Hill.  Services will be at 10 am Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at Chatham Community Church, 1685 Andrew Store Road, Chapel Hill.   In lieu of flowers, the family request that you please send contributions in memory of Ellen to the church.  Ellen will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

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