In Loving

Dorothy Charlotte Dodson

Nov 04, 1923 – Jun 24, 2015

Dorothy “Dot” Charlotte Dodson, 91, of Louisa was born on November 4, 1923 in Mt. Jewett, PA passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at The Hospice House of the Piedmont, Charlottesville, Virginia. Her parents were Leonard G. Jansen and Edith Gustafson Hanson of Mt. Jewett. After leaving Mt. Jewett, she lived in Washington, DC before moving to Louisa County in 1954. She was a member of Louisa United Methodist Church and a former owner of Chunky’s Dairy Dip, Louisa, VA where she hired many high school teenagers. She had also worked for Louisa Manufacturing. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul Dodson, five brothers and one sister.She is survived by her sons, Robert Leonard Dodson and his wife, Carol, of Louisa; David Paul Dodson and his wife Susan of Charlottesville; and Kenneth Michael Dodson and his wife Roxie of Winchester, VA; her daughters, Charlotte Ann Goodwin and husband Henry of Kents Store, Donna Marie Davis and husband Wayne of Mineral; and Penney Lynn Dodson of Charlottesville, VA; fourteen grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.A Celebration of Life Service was held at 1pm on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Woodward Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Virginia. About 90 people attended the service which included some of her nieces Francis Staciokas from Ogden, UT; Nina-Jean Nogar from Hazel Hurst, PA: La Rue Smith from Mt. Jewett, PA; and Delores McDaniel and husband Jimmy from Orange, VA.Afterwards, a reception was held at Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church at Kents Store, VA. A private family burial was held at Hillcrest Cemetery on July 2, 2015.In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 1248, Louisa, VA 23093 or Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 55 Kents Store, VA 23084