Obituaries, week of June 26: Dewey, Jones, Stephenson
Lillian R. Dewey
Lillian R. Dewey, 92, of Oak Grove passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mrs. Dewey was the widow of Alton Thomas Dewey and worked for the U.S. government. She retired from Safeway after 19 years. In addition, she worked for Stratford Hall Plantation and Westmoreland Berry Farm.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Moles (Thomas) of Oak Grove and Susan Titus (Richard) of Blufton, S.C.; four grandchildren, Mike Cushman, Kelly Elmore, Trevor Young and Kristin Moore; and five great-grandchildren, Hunter and Marcus Cushman, Hayden and McKenna Moore and Summer Young.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
A private graveside service was held Friday, June 21, at Fairfax City Cemetery, with the Rev. Richard Headley officiating.
Contributions may be made to a local animal shelter.
Please sign the online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.
Walter Norman Jones
On Friday, May 31, 2013, Walter Norman Jones departed this life to be at rest with his heavenly Father. Norman was born on Aug. 26, 1935 to the late Kenneth and Jannie Ann Tate Jones. He attended Erica School. Growing up in the Erica community, he began working various jobs and became an avid waterman. Norman was a boat Captain while employed with Dean Seafood, this was a job he enjoyed for many years. He worked at Virginia Paving (formerly Newton Asphalt Co.) of Alexandria, Va. Norman¹s last employment was with Waste Management. In the early 1980¹s, Norman saw the need to have Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized and joined Salem Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Wilbur Dameron. One of the highlights in Norman’s life was when he met and married Shirley Virginia Roane. Of this union, they became the proud par ents of six children and were married for over 57 years.
Growing up, Norman always loved money. He would put nails in his pockets to sound like change so folks would think he had money in his pockets. He also loved good looking cars, especially his black Chrysler and his blue and white Cadillac that had its own parking spot at the door. Norman loved a good story. It didn¹t have to be TRUE, but he would tell it anyhow. Norman loved people and especially his family. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye. He would give them money when he said he didn¹t have any. His favorite hymn was Elder Flowers ³Ride Out the Storm.² Due to declining
health, Norman spent his closing days in the Lancashire Convalescent Home, Kilmarnock, Va. Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Jannie Jones; siblings, Connie, Leroy, Dorothy, and Lloyd, and his mother-in-law, Mary Alice Roane. Norman will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
Left to cherish his fond memories are his loving wife, Shirley V. Jones; a daughter, Joy Bryant (Adrian); five sons, James (Marjorie), Ferman (Leah), Norman, Barry (Amy), Steven (Janet); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Berneda (James) Baker, Mildred (Clifford) Dixon, Luvenia Reed; three brothers, Bernard, William (Pat) and Thomas (Ruth), a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. Also a foster daughter Ernestine (Henry) Thompson, and a life long friend, Mr. Theodore Thompson.
Funeral services were held June 6 at Salem Baptist Church. Pastor William I. Curry officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.
Marie Stephenson passed away on June 9, 2013. She was born in Washington, D.C. to the late Marie Etta Tipton Graves Hall and Thomas Leonard Graves Sr. Marie lived in Maryland until moving to Virginia in the 80¹s, but she worked in Maryland until 2000.
She enjoyed doing crafts, fishing, fire department activities and anything she could do with James.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Thomas Leonard Graves Jr.
Marie is survived by two sisters, Diane Elaine Houser and Karen Louise Hinkle; husband, Quentin C. Stephenson; children, Kenneth Allen Stephenson, Annapolis, Md., Billie Jo Wall, Calvert County, and Angelia Marie Stephenson, Tappahannock; seven grandchildren, Damien James Dean, who she raised as her son, Michael, Lucifer Stephenson, Jessica Lynn Wall, Brittany Nicole Wall, Stephen Lee Innocente Jr, Ashley Elizabeth Stephenson, Emily Ann Stephenson, and in a few weeks she will be the angel watching over her two great-granddaughters, Elizabeth Marie Dean and Brooklynn Nicole Wall.
Marie is loved and missed very much.
No service will be held.