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Delores W. Dancy


Sunrise: October 9, 1949

Sunset: November 8, 2021

Reflections of Life

“…And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Delores ‘Dee’ Dancy was born October 9,1949, to the late Reverend, Dr. Lawrence and Willie Mae Smith in Norfolk, Virginia. She peacefully departed this life and entered eternal rest on November 8, 2021, in Virginia Beach, VA. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and went on to continue her education at Norfolk State University.

Delores spent her early years as a doting mother and wife while traveling abroad before she returned to Norfolk where she began her career of over forty years as an Executive Security Manager at Military Circle Mall.

She loved laughter and making others smile. You could always count on hearing her favorite songs playing in the background while she danced to her favorite songs. No one could retell a story like Delores. Many would hang around just to hear what she had to share. She had a smile that made you want to smile too.

Delores devoted her life to giving and gave generously. She was encouraging to those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was a person who enjoyed life but most of all, she loved her family.

She leaves to cherish her memories, three children: Kevin (Keasia) Smith, Trina (Eric) Johnson, and Sean (Linyearl) Banks; two brothers, Lawrence Smith Jr and Bernard (Janice) Smith; three sisters, Bernice (William) Spruill, Yvette (Richard) Copeland, and Regina (Stanley) Hilliard; ten grandchildren, Kamil Smith, K.T. Smith, Vincent Smith, Deonte Banks, Jaylyn Johnson, Eric Johnson, Kamden Johnson, Faith Johnson, Teaira Jackson, and Sean Banks Jr; four great grandchildren, Kelsie Smith, Dylan Scott, Kyrie Smith and Ocean Smith; and a host of cousins, relatives, and friends.

Viewing Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:00pm - 4:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Monday, November 15, 2021 11:00am New Calvary Baptist Church 800 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23504 Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 *Masks Required*

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    Frank and Reina Fonseca says

    My most sincere condolences for her family. She was a beautiful person who my family and I had the pleasure of meeting. May your soul Rest In Peace. Forever you will be missed.

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    Wayne Boone says

    I will never ever forget the love you showed to me during my personal struggle and for that I am forever grateful may your soul rest in forever heaven Love you Mrs. Dee Dancy

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    Charlotte Barnes says

    I had the pleasure of knowing you and your loving children for over 30 years. I will always treasure your big beautiful smile and hugs. You will forever be in our hearts. Until we meet again.

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    Patricia Weaver says

    Sean, so sorry to hear of your mom passing. Delores was a very sweet lady. I loved the way you and her took care and brought her mom (Willie Mae Smith) to church every Sunday until her passing. Sean please keep your moms memories close to your heart always. May God give you the strength to get through this time of sorrow.

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    Denise Maples says

    Ms. D will always be remembered by my family. We looked forward to our brief visits every Friday night at El Rodeo as she sat in her VIP booth. She was always positive and smiling as we shared greetings and current topics. Only the Lord knew it would be our last conversation Nov. 5. Each time as we departed ways she would blow me a kiss and say “Now be blessed.” Well, Ms. D, we are truly blessed to have known you. When we meet again, Keith and Denise Maples

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    Liz Bartlett says

    Ms. D will always be remembered by Keith and myself. Every Monday or Thursday when we went to El Rodeo, She was always in “her booth”, smiling and sharing w others.
    She always told us to take care, be careful and “love you guys”!
    Never a stranger to anyone.
    We will miss her!
    Keith and Liz

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