Dorothy Elaine Louisa Stephens
Sep 17, 2046 – Sep 18, 2009
Dorothy Elaine Louisa Stephens of Louisa passed away September 18, 2009, at UVA Hospital.
She was born September 17, 1946, in Louisa, the daughter of Lula Louisa and the late Albert Louisa.
Survivors include her mother, Lula Louisa; husband David Stephens of Louisa; daughter Angela Gibson and Rodney of Culpeper; daughter Tracey Willis and fiancé Jay Catlett and her beloved grandson, Garrett Willis, and Morgan and Walker Catlett of Scottsville; stepson Ed Stephens and wife Darlene and grandson Trevor of Florida; brother Benny Louisa of Louisa; sister Susan Fletcher and husband Duane Ryder of Louisa and a friend of many years who was like a sister, Ann Sacre, of Louisa.
Dorothy is also survived by her aunts and uncles Johnson and Margie Robertson, Ted and Arleen Ray of Louisa and Martha Smith of Cobham; nieces and nephews whom she loved like grandchildren and her many cousins and friends.
Dorothy was a lifelong member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where she sang and played the piano and the autoharp. She is surelysinging in the angel chorus today. She was gifted artistically and created beautiful wedding cakes. She never met anyone who wasn’t friend.
Family will receive friends Monday, September 21, 2009, from 6:00- 8:00 P.M., at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 3092 Oakland Road, Louisa, Pastor Vivian Utz will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Ebenezer United Methodist Church Attn: Music and Sound Fund, 3062 Oakland Road, Louisa, Virginia, 23093.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodwardfuneral.com.
I was blessed to have such a loving a caring Aunt. Caleb and I will miss Aunt Dorothy so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with Uncle David and all of the family. We know Aunt Dorothy is singing and playing music with the angels now.
David and Family, Johnny and I are very sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to know someone as special as Dorothy was. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Take care. Love, Bev & Johnny
Dear David and Family…I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Dorothy`s passing. I didn`t know her well, but she was always very outgoing and friendly. I am sure you will miss her greatly. Take care and much love.
Dear David, Tracey & Angela..I just want to tell you all how greatly sorry I am for your loss. Dorthy was a very wonderful lady and I have many special memories of her that I will always cherish..All of you guys were a part of my childhood and my thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.Lots of love,Rhonda Lloyd
Tracy – know that you are in the hearts and prayers of all of us at your second family”. As you mourn the earthly loss of your mother be comforted with the knowledge of her eternal rest and grace in the grandest of choirs in the company of heaven.”
My son and I will be with your family in prayer. We are friends of Shirley and Lester. Our love to you. Carrie & John Dowdy
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dorothy`s family and friends. She was a very special lady.
David. So sorry to hear that we lost Dorothy. Nancy and I have been away and just got the word. Know that she was loved and we will miss her very much. It was an honor to have known her. Love, Fred.
Dear Tracy and Angela,Im so sorry that you all lost your mother so suddenly. She was a wonderful lady with the biggest heart I had ever seen. She will be greatly missed by many people.I love you both and will keep the promise I made to your mother, I will be your sis forever.