Amanda Robyn Ewell, 21, of Suffolk, VA unexpectedly passed away on March 14, 2020. She was born to Michele Ewell and Robert Ewell.
She is preceded in death by her Grandmother Deborah Ewell, Great Grandfather James Walker and Uncle Keith Webster.
She is survived by her mother, Michele Ewell Benton and stepfather Christopher Benton; father, Robert Doyle; brothers, Bryan Ewell, Joshua Ewell and Dalton Ewell; sisters, Ruby Benton, Carley Jenks and Leata Maestas; her grandparents, Gc Webster and Melva and Lawrence Jacobs; her great grandmother, Barbara Walker; special cousins, Toni, Desiree and Pj, and many more friends and family.
She was a 2019 graduate of Nansemond River High School in Suffolk Virginia, she was also a current student there in their postgraduate program. She loved her high school and had a tremendous amount of school spirit. She loved playing board games and card games with her family and friends, she did not go anywhere without her bag, it was full of games, coloring pages and art supplies. She found coloring and drawing to be a stress relief and she always kept it near.
Amanda attended Creekside Elementary School and would still go back and say hi to her teachers all these years later. John Yates Middle School and then Nansemond River High School. She was so proud to be a warrior and was a member of the Chess club and a past member of FCCLA, she enjoyed her art class at school and had gotten so much better at drawing, she was doing so good, and so proud of herself.
Amanda never met a stranger and would talk to anyone about anything. She loved people and loved just talking. She was so silly and full of life, she was always telling jokes, trying to make us laugh. She thought she was hilarious at times. She had a heart of gold and would go out of her way for people she cared about, from always visiting friends that were in the hospital to visiting friends that were housebound.
She loved fully and had such a kind soul, she loved all animals except spiders and wanted to do something with animals after she finished school. She loved her dog BamBam, her cats Fluffy, and Buttercup, her lizards Izzy and Pancake. She loved babies and was so excited to get a baby sister, she talked about Ruby all the time, she was so proud of her and could not get enough of her. Her and Joshua had a special relationship, they spent so much time together, he always looked out for her and kept his eye on her when she wasn’t feeling well. She looked up to her brother Bryan and thought he was an amazing artist, she couldn’t compliment him enough. She enjoyed all the nights she spent with Carley, Dalton and Leata, and wished she could have been there more.
She had gotten good at chess and really enjoyed playing, she was so excited to play her dad last week, and couldn’t wait until the day she could beat him. Her favorite thing to do during the week was watch wrestling with her Papa, she could not leave the house during those times, because it was her and Papa’s time. She said that Mondays and Wednesdays were her favorite days of the week because she had just her and Papa time.
She was so excited to visit her Nanny in the mountains during spring break she really enjoyed our last trip there and was looking forward to going back. She loved all her brothers and sisters and enjoyed hanging out, playing games and watching movies with them. Family was so important to her. Her favorite things to do were to go to the park, water country and fossil and gem mining. She was just a big kid at heart that still loved her stuffed animals, she loved pandas and minions and the color purple.
Amanda had struggles in life but she didn’t let it get her down and stop her from achieving her dreams. She had many plans and dreams that were tragically cut short, she was so loved by so many that it hurts all of our souls to lose her. We will be having a Memorial service for her on Friday March 20, 2020 at 630 pm at Bennetts Creek Park 1000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd. Please wear Purple, since it was her favorite color.