March 13, 1979 - December 11, 2021
We are saddened and broken hearted that our beloved son, Joseph Bruce Elko, Jr. “JB” died suddenly on Saturday, December 11, 2021. JB was born in Richmond on March 13, 1979. He attended Matoaca schools in Chesterfield, graduated from St. Vincent de Paul High School in Petersburg and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA with a BFA in Interior Design. JB worked at notable woodworking and design firms in Richmond. Most recently at Island Architects where he helped create beautiful homes on Kiawah Island. Earlier he worked at Glave & Holmes where he left his mark on many new buildings at Christopher Newport University and others. JB was a kind and generous man with a creative mind. He was always willing to help solve design or architectural problems, help a friend, or sit on the floor and play with children. He loved boating on the Chesapeake Bay and fishing. JB is survived by his parents, Joe and Betty Elko of South Chesterfield; his favorite brother and sister-in-law, Jacob and Cricket Perkinson Elko, of Dinwiddie; his beloved partner, Dana Johnson and her children, Reid and Charlotte, whom JB loved as his own; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. The funeral will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Petersburg on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 2:00pm with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery with a reception following at the church parish hall. Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, PO Box 2006 Petersburg, VA 23803 JB was greatly loved and will be terribly missed by all who knew him.
We are saddened and broken hearted that our beloved son, Joseph Bruce Elko, Jr. “JB” died suddenly on Saturday, December 11, 2021. JB was born in Richmond on March 13, 1979. He attended Matoaca schools in Chesterfield, graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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