Elaine Francisco Sears

April 1, 1949 - September 8, 2008

04/01/1949 - 09/08/2008

Past Services

Thursday September 11, 2008
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crossroads Community Church
2109 Centerville Turnpike
Chesapeake, VA 23322
757-421-7701 | Directions
Friday September 12, 2008
11:00 am
Crossroaads Community Church
2009 Centerville Turnpike
Chesapeake, VA 23322
757-421-7701 | Directions
Saturday September 13, 2008
Colonial Grove Memorial Park
3445 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA

Elaine F. Sears

Virginia Beach- Elaine Francisco Sears Graduated to Glory on Monday September 8, 2008. Elaine was born in Danville, VA on April 1, 1949. After serving the Commonwealth for 30 plus years, Elaine retired from her position as the Regional Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Labor in 2005.

Elaine lived each moment of her life to ensure the happiness of others. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her two precious grand-daughters and was an avid and beloved member of Crossroads Community Church in Chesapeake, VA.

Elaine was preceded in death by her father, Jack D. Francisco Sr.; her mother, Hazel Barksdale Francisco; her brother, Jack David Francisco Jr.; and daughter, Sherri Lynne Elliott.

She is survived by her husband-Vernon David Sears Sr.; two sons, Donald Clifton Elliott II and wife Jamie, and Brandon Scott Elliott and wife Laura; two granddaughters, Isabella Lynn Elliott and Keelie Madison Elliott all of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Phyllis Neill and husband Dennis of Seaford, VA, and Gloria McGee and husband Daryl of Danville, VA; one brother, Timothy Francisco and wife JoAnne also of Danville.

A memorial service will be conducted by Pastor Woody Wallace on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Crossroads Community Church: 2109 Centerville Turnpike Chesapeake, VA 23322. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in honor of Elaine to the Virginia Wesleyan Softball Team n/c Brandon Elliott 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502 or to the American Cancer Society 4416 Expressway Dr, Virginia Beach 23452.

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Bob & Shawn Groves
8 years ago

Brandon & Laura,

We want you both to know that we love you and you are in our prayers. We know the days ahead will be difficult but hang onto the good times and memories of your mom as well as the faith and heritage that she lived and demonstrated before you. We are here if you need us for anything.

Lots of love and prayers,

Bob & Shawn

Jill Teetor
8 years ago

Brandon and Family…I am truly sorry for your loss, but Heaven is singing praises for another precious Angel!! I want you to know I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers! Your Mom was such a lovely person on the inside and out and I am so glad I had the great fortune to meet her! No more fighting the battle…May God Bless you and give you strength during this very difficult time ahead!! It is always more difficult on those of us left behind!

Sharon Spruill
8 years ago

Brandon and Family..I met your mom once at Sunday School.She came and sat beside me and we talked briefly.But I was blessed by what a gracious lady she was.I Know you all were proud of her and she was proud of you.She could not have asked for a better family to take care of her during her illness.I know you all loved her so and still do because she is not gone forever.She will be waiting for you to meet her.A family reunion is a wonderful thing.”Precious in the sight of the Lord is death of His saints”. God bless you all with His perfect peace.

In His Grace..Sharon

8 years ago

Dear Sears Family,

I did not know Elaine very well but had spoken with her several times at church. She was so well liked and respected. I’ll never forget her attention to details and perfection. Her appearance was always flawless and elegant. She carried herself like such a gracious lady. She will be missed greatly.

Arcadia Health Care
8 years ago

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With heartfelt condolences and kindest thoughts in your time of sorrow.


The Staff of Arcadia

Jesse Lalumera
8 years ago

Elaine was such a beautiful person, she would literally light up the room when she entered it everytime I saw her at our church. She will be missed beyond words. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Lloyd C. Bolt
8 years ago

Having worked with Elaine in my first years with the Dept. of Labor, it was always a pleasure to be in her company. She brought smiles and sunshine to all of us. She will be missed.

darlene stephens
8 years ago

I had the pleasure of seeing Elaine at Music in Motion Dance Academy when she dropped Izzy off for her dance classes. She was beautiful, inside and out, and was such a positive person, always smiling and pleasant. I’m sure she was a daily blessing to her family and friends and I know she will be missed. I will certainly miss her beautiful face at Music in Motion. Darlene Stephens

Mary Morton
8 years ago

I only knew Elaine for a short time at church, but she always left a lasting impression where ever she went. She always lit up any room she entered! We will miss her, but we know she is watching over all of us.

Stephen J Small
8 years ago

While working with Elaine at the Manassas Office I could not have found a better colleague, advisor, or co-worker. She was a person of great wit and understanding. An individual who found humor in the day to day activities of our ffice and shared it generously with her colleges. Her presence made the that place glow. My prayers and condolences go out to David and the family who can take solace that those in Heaven are without pain and suffering. Elaine was a fantastic friend who will be missed beyond belief.

Matt, Tina, Hunter & Tyler Warren
8 years ago

May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Martin & Mollyanne Margolis
8 years ago

Mollyanne and I are deeply saddened by the death of Elaine. She was a beautiful person and radiated that beauty to all that met her. Although she is gone from this life, take consolation in knowing that “Death is the Dawn of the Most Perfect Day” Love, Marty and Mollyanne.

Donald C. Elliott I
8 years ago

My condolences go out to everyone.

Elaine and I were blessed to have shared 18 years together along with 3 wonderful children.

I will cherish the wonderful memories of Elaine and will truly miss her.

Marjorie Reynolds
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. May God be with you and help you through this very rough time. Take comfort in knowing that Elaine is now in a better place with our Lord and Savior. Elaine was a very sweet lady and will be truly missed.

Margie, Tina and Serenity Reynolds

Joni Eckert
8 years ago

To Dave and Family,

Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Joni and Alan Eckert

Stan, Kathy, and Jesse Butts
8 years ago

Your family is our thoughts and prayers. Elaine was such an inspiration to all of us. She always carried herself with such grace and elegance. She always had smile no matter what the circumstances. She will be truly missed.