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Dorothy Alston

Dorothy Mae Alston (Bell)

Thursday, September 22nd, 1932 - Saturday, October 19th, 2019
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On Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Norfolk, Virginia Mrs. Dorothy Mae Alston age 87 peacefully slipped away to be with The Lord. She was born September 22, 1932, in Summerton, South Carolina, to the late Victoria Bell- Canty and Fred Regan.
Dorothy accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age in Summerton, South Carolina. TO GOD BE THE GORY!
Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Alston Jr.; her daughter, Denise Alston; one sister, Leola Kneels; one brother, Henry Canty; one great granddaughter, Raven Latham, a best friend, Jean Purdy and her closest friend of 55 years, Katherine Benn.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory one brother, Charlie Canty, of Newport News, VA; two daughters, Mary Ames- Hernandez (Theodore) of New York, NY; Shirley Franklin of Norfolk, VA; two step-sons, Anthony Alston (Gale) and Kenny Alston (Wanda) both of Norfolk, VA; one God- Daughter, Tina Longshore of Norfolk, VA; eleven grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; three sister in laws as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Dorothy Alston gained a family within the walls of Signature Harbor Pointe and we the family appreciate each and every staffing and nursing member for loving our sister, mother and grandmother as your own.
Forever and Always Dorothy will live in our hearts!
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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, October 28th, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 2:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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Ronee Holmes

Posted at 09:59am
To be in the presence of the Lord is Powerful. I am a great friend of one of your loving and devoted grandchildren, Iesha. I will continue praying over your family for the days to come. Your soul is at rest and your spirit is free. Continue loving your family as they need you guidance when the services are over and the calls come to an end. I will continue encouraging her and loving her. My heart is with your family.

Linda D. Parker

Posted at 08:30am
Alston - Bell Family,

It is with a heavy heart that we the Williams Family send our prayers and condolences to each of you for the loss of your beloved Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and friend. For heaven just got a lot more beautiful with Auntie Dot being there. May each of you hold on to all the love, laughter and memories of Auntie Dot to sustain each of you for the days and nights ahead. Lawd, Auntie Dot gonna throw a party up there with Jesus and all the family and long time friends. God's Peace and Love I leave unto each of you each day. RIP Auntie Dot. Linda, Drake, Freddy, Annette, Marion & PaPa.

Wanda Williams

Posted at 07:08am
R.I.P my friend going to miss you dearly going to miss our conversation !! Praying for her family and friends !! 🙏🙏💖💖

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