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.