Tina Ann Cuneo Ellerby, 61, of Statesville, N.C, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House.

Tina was born April 3, 1959 in Manhasset, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Nicholas F. Cuneo III and Caroline Mapp Cuneo. She was a graduate of Port Washington, N.Y., High School and on December 29, 1989, she married James Robert “Buddy” Ellerby, who survives. Together they were members of Landmark Church of God. She also was a A.E.M.T. with the Port Washington, N.Y., Fire Department and was elected the first female officer.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Nicholas F. Cuneo IV andLeslie John Cuneo; one sister, Cathleen Seaquist; two step-sons, James R. Ellerby Jr. and Anthony Clayton Ellerby; six step grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Landmark Church of God with Rev. Philip Pearson officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in the National VA Cemetery in Salisbury.

Memorials may be made to Life Outreach International (www.lifetoday.org) and online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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