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Doretha W. Epps

March 13, 1924 October 28, 2019
Doretha W. Epps
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Doretha Woodrum Epps was born on March 13, 1924 to the late Sam Garnes and Lottie Woodrum. She departed this life on Monday, October 28, 2019 at her residence in Crewe, Virginia.

She received her education in the Nottoway County Schools. She worked in the Crewe Laundry for many years and labored as a house wife and mother. She was baptized as one Jehovah’s Witnesses and attended faithfully.

Doretha was united in Holy Matrimony to the late James Acie Fowlkes on August 16, 1946. After losing her husband in an accident in April 1965, she was reunited in Holy Matrimony to the late Lazarus D. Epps on December 18, 1971.

Doretha was a faithful, committed servant of Jehovah and a dedicated mother and grandmother to her family. She enjoyed field service and talking to everyone whether she knew them or not. She loved studying the bible and spreading love, laughter and friendship to all.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Gloria L. Fowlkes; two granddaughters: Antionette Fowlkes Miller and Chantelle Spinney,

She leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, Morese Woodrum of Baltimore, MD and James A. (Doris) Fowlkes II of Crewe, VA; one daughter, Hattie Fowlkes of Richmond, VA; one goddaughter, Angela Montgomery of California; five grandchildren, James (Delphine) Fowlkes III, Angelyn (Andre) Glasgow, TyKeshae (Kevin) Tucker, Dawn Lyles, Lisa Lacewell; twelve great grandchildren, Marcus Miller, Brea Miller, Makiya Fowlkes, James Fowlkes (IV), John Fowlkes, Geordan Ghee, Christopher Tucker, Jada Tucker, Ashton Spinney, Jabari Lyles, Jasmine Lyles, Jaman Lyles; three sisters, Mincey (Willie ) McCord, Parcilla Garnes and Ruby Price; one brother, Sam (Carolyn) Garnes, Jr; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends. A special friend who visited and cared for her daily, Ann Booth.

Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1846 Moores Ordinary Rd., Meherrin, VA. Interment private.

Arrangements by W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Blackstone.


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