Dorine F. Ward

Sunrise: October 25, 1942

Sunset: September 8, 2022

On Thursday, September 8, 2022, the Lord called his daughter, Dorine F. Ward home. Dorine was born October 25, 1942 in Nansemond County, Virginia to Floyd and Emma Faulk. She was the third child born to her parents. Dorine was educated in the Suffolk Public School System at East Suffolk High School. Dorine married Eli Ward, Jr. in Nansemond County on April 13, 1964 and together they had eight children. She was a homemaker and resided in Suffolk most of her life. During her early life she was a member of Little Grove Baptist Church and later joined New Community Temple COGIC in Portsmouth.

Dorine was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd, Sr. and Emma Faulk; her husband, Eli Ward, Jr.; three brothers, Floyd, Jr., Leon and Andrew.

Dorine leaves cherished memories for her children, Eli Ward, III (Sonja), Dean Ward (Renee), Debbie Ward, Shawn Ward, Bridget Ward (Special Friend), Sonata Ward-Arrowood (Dave), Ava Ward and Odessa Knight; grandchildren, Breon, TreVeon, Joycelin, Shanice, Kaylah, Alexis, Christopher, DeSean, Tymarin, Colin Jr, Joenyia and Jacob; great grandchildren, Aubrey and Talon. Dorine also leaves cherished memories for her siblings, Leroy, Jimmy, Milton, Delores and James; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dorine will truly be missed by all.

Viewing Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Friday, September 16, 2022 12 Noon Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Chesapeake, Virginia

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    Derrick Adams says

    So sorry for your family lost, prayer and comfort in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Derrick & Linda Adams & family.

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    Deborah Cheatham says

    Debbie, there are no words that will truly comfort, but know that prayers are being sent for comfort and sweet memories of your mom for you all.

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    Starlette Holland says


    Heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time. May you find comfort in beautiful memories. You are in my prayers, keep the faith.

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    Audrey R Porter says

    my prayes goes to the family god bless you keeo the strenth in god,I was raised up in the communithy with your mother, so I been knowing her for many years and your father stay strong your truly in christ yours truley AudreyB

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    Abie Awani says

    Ms. Debbie,
    My condolences and prayers to you and the rest of your family. I pray for strength to deal with your loss.

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