Dorothy L. Dodson-Mumford

Sunrise: August 23, 1927

Sunset: June 22, 2024

Dorothy L. Dodson Mumford was born in Bluefield, West Virginia to the late Fred D. Dodson and Lillian Dodson Hendricks. Mother passed away peacefully on June 22, 2024.  She was a proud native of Bluefield, West Virginia.

Dorothy attended Genora High School, where she was a cheerleader, and played on the basketball team; a game she loved. Mrs. Mumford went to Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV.

Dorothy worked for the Portsmouth School Board for over 32 years. She was also a Union Steward for Local 1920. She was a member of Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church, Portsmouth, VA for over 50 years. During her 50 years of being a member at Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church, Mrs. Mumford served on the Nurse’s Committee, worked in The Church Nursery, and was part of The Pastor Aid Staff.

She enjoyed dancing, all genres of music, cooking, laughing, and her family.

She is predeceased in death by her husband, Thomas L. Mumford, Sr.; brother, Frederick D. Dodson; special cousin, Marion H. Dodson and stepmother, Virginia G. Dodson.

Leaving to cherish Dorothy (Me Ma) memories are her children, Thomas (Alma) Mumford, Jr., Marie Mumford Bowser and Ethell G. Mumford; a very special and devoted son-in-law, Jerold W. Bowser; three grandchildren, U.S. Sergeant Major Jovan L. Bowser, Erica Francis and U.S. Army Captain Nathan Mumford. One sister and two brothers and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dorothy will be taken back home to Bluefield, WV. Where her cremains will be spread over her father’s grave. She was daddy’s girl.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the H.E.R. Shelter in Portsmouth, VA in memory of Dorothy L. Dodson Mumford at: https://hershelter.com/donate/donate.

Viewing Wednesday, July 3, 2024 9:30am - 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, July 3, 2024 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel

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    Marie Mumford Bowser says

    Mother you have ascended to a place we all are aspiring to reach. I will miss yor smile and laughter. But I hope to see you and hear that laughter again. Enjoy heaven mother you earned it.

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      Ethell Gwenevera Mumford says

      GOD Has His Angel Now!!
      To have our parent live for 96 years on this earth ..I’m Very Grateful and Thankful to The Lord for You Mom !! Miss your laughter, Your big smile & your Hugs !!! Truly Going Miss You Mom !
      I Love You 4- Infinity & Rest In Heaven Mom !!! LOVE. You Always ,
      Babe Girl -Gwen

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        Benita Freeman says

        My condolences to you and your family. May God continue to strengthen you and your family doing this time.

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        Alison wilson says

        I am truly sorry for your loss gwen.i pray God comfort and brig peace to you.i love Sis if you need me I am always here.

        My Condolences

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        Benita Freeman says

        My condolences to you and family. May God continue to give u the strength to get through theses times.

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    Cloyd Dodson says

    I will miss my big sister!

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    JLB/SDHB says

    MEMA your great grandchildren Jordyn and Josiah loved you dearly! And I know you loved them. Please watch over them, and help guide them in the right direction.
    You were the most unconditional loving great grandmother anyone could ever ask for.

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