Valerie Cannassa Elliott

October 9, 1980 - September 4, 2008
Valerie Cannassa Elliott

Valerie Cannassa Elliott, 27, of Wilmington formerly of Pittsburgh, PA passed away Thursday, September 4, 2008 at her home after a courageous 3 year battle with Lymphoma surrounded by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather George Polliard, grandparents Ruth and Herman Cannassa , grandfather Thomas Edward Elliott, aunts Patricia Cannassa and Mary Jane Sunderlin and uncle Lon Sunderlin.

Valerie is survived by her husband Kirk Elliott, parents Patrick and Jean Cannassa, sister Monica Roseski and husband Tom, grandmother Florence Ruth Polliard, father and mother in law Danny and Karen Elliott, grandparents Jim and Ardis Bell, brother in law Kevin Elliott and canine companions Sahara and Lilly.

She was a 2003 graduate of UNCW with a degree in elementary education. Valerie had a vision for interior design and decorating and freely shared her vision with friends and family.
Family will receive friends from 1:30 PM until service time at 2:30 PM on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 3736 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Valerie Cannassa Elliott Memorial Fund c/o Wachovia Bank.

Online condolences may be sent to

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • April 17, 2009
    Jeff Donaldson says:
    Kirk if you ever need anything, let me know. I'm so sorry to hear about this, just found out last night... sometimes word doesn't travel fast enough.

  • September 06, 2008
    Gary Landry says:
    Kirk, I want you to know that I am deeply sad over the loss of Val. When you moved away, she stayed in contact with me keeping me updated with her battle. Even though she was battling for her life she always tried to turn the attention from her and asked about me and my family. When she worked for me she always would challenge anything and wanted nothing but the right thing to happen, for that I am grateful. She was a very special person and I will always cherish the time we spent together. Please don't hesitate to ask for anything. Kirk, she loved you very much and it showed. Peace be with you and your family.

  • September 06, 2008
    Erik and Jenn and the kids says:
    we are truely sorry for your loss. Everybody will miss Val.

  • September 06, 2008
    Rhonda & Frank Monikowski says:
    Pat & Jean, No words can express how deeply sorry we are to hear about Valerie's passing. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this devastating time. Warmly, Rhonda & Frank Monikowski

  • September 06, 2008
    Kelly and Johna Jacobs says:
    Our Love, Prayers and Sympathy goes out to Valerie's family! We love you all!