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Dorothy Mae Ruffin


Sunrise: February 3, 1930

Sunset: April 27, 2021
Dorothy Mae Ruffin was born February 3, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd DeBerry of Portsmouth, Virginia and Ida Brown also of Portsmouth, Virginia. She worked as a cook at the Cedar Point Club from 1966 – 1970. Not only was she a cook for Cedar Point, she was also a cook at the Naval Hospital Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Club from 1986 – 1993. She had more various jobs as a cook and caterer. She retired in 1992.
Dorothy Mae was a member of New Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia. She loved the Lord and her church. She will be sorely missed by all.
Dorothy Mae was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Ruffin, Sr. and her parents, Lloyd DeBerry and Ida Brown. She leaves to cherish her memories: her son, Paul DeBerry (Sheila); daughter, Ida M. Perry; son, William T. Ruffin, Jr.; son, Todd L. Ruffin; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends, all of whom she loved dearly.
Viewing Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Graveside Service Monday, May 3, 2021 12:00pm Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Joseph Malloy says

    We send our condolences to our dearly departed Aunt Dorothy. All of my life she was called Sister. That was because she loved others as only a sister can. She not only loved, but turned that love into actions that were appreciated by everyone. Growing up Sister could be counted on if you were in need. I have fond memories of her providing food and shelter for my sister and I as children. Anytime we visited she opened her heart and home to us. Although we miss her here we know that she is rejoicing with the Lord and her loved ones in heaven.

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    Barbara Cross says

    Ms. Dorothy was a beautiful, loving Woman of God with Faith that God would supply all of her needs, I never heard her complain. She loved her family and treated everyone with kindness. She had a quiet and Humble Spirit.
    When she was able to attend church, she set with her friends Ms. Lottie and Ms. Pointer; they were inseparable. Now they’re all together in Paradise. Rest My Friend You Fought a Good Fight and You Kept the Faith, I Love you Ms. Dorothy.
    New Mount Vernon Baptist Church

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