Ellen Morgan Friedman

Lewisburg-Ellen Morgan Friedman, 73, a long-time resident of Lewisburg, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at Peyton Hospice House after a short battle with cancer. She was surrounded by friends and family.

Born Ellen Taylor on Sept. 17, 1946, at Nyack Hospital in New York to George and Margaret (Heffernan) Taylor, she grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey, with her three siblings. She received her teaching degree from Patterson State College and went on to touch countless lives with her nurturing care and dedication to both the well-being and education of children. She enjoyed working in her gardens, reading and having wonderful adventures with her friends and loved ones.

Ellen was preceded in death by her father, George; her mother, Margaret; and her first husband, Thomas O. Morgan.

She will be forever loved and remembered by her three children and their spouses, Rachel (Morgan) and Kevin Carr of Charleston, Daniel and Lora Morgan of Renick and Virginia (Morgan) and Brad Smith of Centreville, VA; her two stepchildren, Joanne Morgan Boland and husband Bob of Union and Thomas and Erica Morgan of Brick Township, New Jersey. She leaves behind 12 beloved grandchildren, Nathan, Morgan, Sara and Lindsay Carr, Cole and Patrick Morgan, Kylee and Austin Smith, Robert Jackson and Johnathan Cochran, and Thomas and Tyler Morgan; her three siblings, George Taylor and wife Gerry of Maxwelton, Nancy Taylor of Cornwall On Hudson, NY, and Sandra (Taylor) and husband Steve Newman from Greenwood Lake, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

A celebration of Ellen’s life will be held at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

Memorial donations may be made to The Family Refuge Center, P.O. Box 249, Lewisburg, WV  24901.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting

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