Lawrence Edwin “Cisco” Elliott of Laurel, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Lawrence was born in Georgetown, a son of the late Benjamin T. Elliott and Bessie Adams Elliott.
Lawrence retired with over 40 years of service as a PBX installer for Diamond State Telephone, Delmarva Phone Company and Verizon. He was a devoted fireman for the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as past president and past chief. He was elected into the Fireman’s Hall of Fame with his 65 years of service.
He was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Seaford and past member of Laurel Civic Club and Laurel Lions Club. He loved the town of Laurel and could always be found in the Laurel parades with his ‘56 Chevy. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneer Association. He enjoyed camping with his family.
Lawrence is survived by his sons, Richard Elliott of Seaford and Craig Elliott of Laurel; his granddaughter, Lisa Renee Elliott; his great-grandson, Tre’ M. Elliott; his honorary son, Terry Whaley (Sandy) of Laurel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Elliott in 2004; Baby Madeline, Calhoun Elliott, William Elliott, Lena Short, Anna Scott, Marshall Elliott, Melvin Elliott and David Elliott; his companion, Dorothy Rogers; and his dog, Ella.
A full fireman’s funeral was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel, on Thursday, July 25. The Rev. Kevin Wells officiated. Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel.
Contributions may be made in Mr. Elliott’s memory to Asbury United Methodist Church or the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, 205 W. 10th St., Laurel, DE 19956.