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Arnetha S. Doswell

February 24, 1927 December 23, 2013
Arnetha S. Doswell
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Arnetha Sylvia Stewart Doswell, daughter of Bessie Miller Stewart and Roosevelt Stewart was born on February 24th, 1927 in Harlem, New York. God called her into his loving arms on Monday December 23rd, 2013 while she rested comfortably in the loving care of the Kozy House Assisted Living home in Baltimore MD. Arnetha moved to Blackstone, VA at a young age where she was under the care of her grandmother Mrs. Pattie Miller. Arnetha received her early education in the Nottoway County school system. She was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church where she became a member.
At the age of eleven Arnetha moved back to New York to be with her mother. She attended public school in New York where she graduated from high school and went on to attend beautician school.
Arnetha worked as a sales clerk for Saks Fifth Avenue and later after she raised her children she was employed by the New York Telephone Company first as an operator and ended her career as an executive assistant.
During her time in New York she met and married the “love of her life” Morgan Doswell. To this union two children were born, Beverly Ann Doswell Marshall and Barry Morgan Doswell.
After her retirement she and her husband moved back to Blackstone, VA where she reunited with her church Shiloh Baptist, there she became an active member. Later she followed her husband and joined his church at New Prospect Baptist Church where they both played active roles. Their loving and caring marriage lasted fifty eight years until her husband when on to his reward.
Things that Arnetha loved the most were being with her family just to laugh, eat and fellowship with each other.
Arnetha was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie and Roosevelt Stewart; two brothers, Roosevelt D. Stewart, Jr. (Carolyn) and Wendell L. Stewart.
She leaves to mourn her passing two children: Beverly D. Marshall of Baltimore, MD. and Barry M. Doswell (Hazel) of Toano, VA; two grandchildren, Camille L. Bowden of Baltimore, MD and Brian W. Marshall (Dana) of Pikesville, MD; three great grandchildren, Morgan E. Marshall of Baltimore, MD, Deja and Kyle Marshall of El Paso, TX.; a sister, Ms. Elaine Parker of Crewe, VA; a brother Mr. Bernell Stewart of Crewe, VA; three sister-in-laws, Mrs. Alice Doswell of Blackstone, VA, Mrs. Capitola Doswell of Colorado Springs, CO and Mrs. Nannie Doswell of Blackstone, VA; two special cousins that she grew up with Mrs. Alma Landis of Williamsburg, VA and Mrs. Grace Jones of Blackstone, VA and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at New Prospect Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the Doswell Family Cemetery, Blackstone.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
 
 
 

 
 
 

Funeral Services Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at New Prospect Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the Doswell Family Cemetery, Blackstone.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.

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