Dorothy Hope England

Sunrise: March 7, 1949

Sunset: November 9, 2022

On Wednesday November 9, 2022 our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, auntie, and friend Dorothy Hope England transitioned from labor to reward. She was born March 7, 1949 to the late Zaph and Odell Jones. She received her formal education through Norfolk Public Schools. She later worked for Sheller-Globe Corporation and Lifetouch Portrait Studios.

Our beloved Hope enjoyed spending quality time with her family and loving on her grandbabies. She also took great joy in cooking especially her signature potato salad of which no one to this day has been able to duplicate. She was a former member of New Hope COGIC under the leadership of the late Dr. Herman Clark Sr.

She was preceded in death by her parents Zaph and Odell Jones, children Rhoda Perkins and Elton Petaway; sister Gwendolyn Clark.

She leaves to cherish her memory daughter Ebony England-Smitherman; brothers, Steven C. Jones, Kenneth Jones (Shirley), Darryl Jones (Tracy). She also leaves grandchildren Darryl Blunt Sr. (La’Keysa) and little Miss Hailey; great grandchildren Ny’Asia and Darryl Jr. and great-great grandson Syncere, (four blessed generations) along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, adopted children and friends.

Viewing Wednesday, November 16, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, November 17, 2022 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505

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    My condolences to the family. Dorothy work with me at Lifetouch. She was a quiet person whomI had the pleasure of working with her. She will be truly missed.

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    Robinette says

    Auntie “D” you’re truly missed. Thank you for being a 2nd mother to me and my siblings your love will live on in us forever. Rest our beautiful queen, we’ll take it from here….

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    Jahkia Sanders says

    LS I am so sorry to hear this news. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Ms. Dorothy was such a huge part of our growing sisterhood and always welcomed us into her home. My memories of her will last forever second mom vibes forever. Ugh I love you Eb and you are in my thoughts. Love you, LS.

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    Marsha Jones says

    It is true that every good and perfect gift comes from the Father above …, It is a blessing straight from Heaven to share the role of being a grandmother to the beautiful gift of Miss Hailey with you. You will be missed tremendously! Love, MiMi (Marsha Jones)

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    Becky Klutts says

    I am sorry to hear of Ms Dorothy passing….I enjoyed talking tonher and working with her at Lifetouch…She is and will be missed….RIP Ms Dorothy

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    Jenkins Family says

    To Ebony (EB) and the rest of the Family sorry to hear the loss of your lovely MOTHER we had some keep days out Norview over to Aunt Hope house where she opened up her home to all and made you feel welcome everytime she definitely will be miss Family look up upon him for strengthen as the days ahead stay encouraged you have Gain your Guardian Angel CeeCee n Family😇 🙏 💋

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