Elsie L. Camp


Camp, Elsie L., 97, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at home. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, oldest daughter of the late Israel and Gertrude Spader Lovitt. Elsie was a Navy Waves WWII veteran and attended Ohio University on the GI Bill before moving to North Carolina 1950. Lived mostly in North Carolina except 1963-64 in Mississippi and 1968-1969 in San Diego, California. Elsie had administrative assistant positions with multiple UNC Chapel Hill departments for periods during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. She was a supporter of Hadassah and JFS. Elsie loved to travel including trips Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Greece, England, Spain and Portugal. Elsie was most comfortable in nature, at her longtime home in rural Chatham County NC. She had a lifelong passion for reading, learning, music and the arts. She supported equal rights for women and social justice for all.

Devoted mother of William J. Camp (Audra K. Price) of Garner, NC and James E. Camp of Raleigh, NC. Dear sister of Sarah Mandell of West Palm Beach, FL and the late Frances Starr and Bella Lovitt. Loving grandmother of Liam J. Camp.

Graveside services will be held Friday, January 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick, RI. To view a recording of the service, please Click Here.  Shiva will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hadassah, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 1100, New York, NY 10268-1100.

1 Comment

  1. Daryl Griffin
    Jan 26, 2022

    I met Ms. Elsie early 2006 and a good friendship started there. She was a big supporter in Pittsboro Fire Department getting the community support when we were trying to build a fire station in the Asbury Community. She was a very sweet lady to me and I will miss her. RIP Ms. Elsie

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