Celebrating the life of Dorothy Mae Hayes
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MRS. DOROTHY MAE HAYES of Amelia County departed this life Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Johnston Willis Hospital, Richmond, VA. She was born April 9, 1941 in Dinwiddie County to the late Corbin and Mary Frances Williams.
At an early age, she accepted Christ and was baptized at Branches Runn Baptist Church. Dorothy was educated in the Dinwiddie County Public Schools and graduated with the Southside High School class of 1960.
She was devoted to Henry for over fifty years.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her two lovely daughters, Mary Evelyn and Carolyn Virginia “Tiny”.
Dorothy loved visiting her family, talking with her friends and cooking, but most of all she loved the Lord.
She leaves to cherish a legacy of precious memories: her devoted husband, Henry; two sisters, Mary Alice Williams of Church Road, Helen Johnson of Amelia; two brothers, Benny Williams of Richmond, Samuel Williams (Carolyn) of Dinwiddie; sisters-in-law, Hester Robinson (Okie) and Emma Williams; brother-in-law, Douglas Hayes, all of Amelia; aunts, Annie Jackson of Church Road and Verlena Tucker (Grover) of Sutherland, Adell Banks of Richmond, and Virginia Morgan of Church Road; uncles, Benny Woodley of Ford, Frank Woodley (Rosa) of Amelia, Thomas Woodley (Pat) of Blackstone, and Wade Woodley (Virginia) of Petersburg; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and devoted friends, Alice Williams, Martha Ann Brown, Ella McKensie, Mary Stewart, Martha Mitchell and Annette Clay.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Branches Runn Baptist Church, Amelia with interment in the church cemetery.
Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements.
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