Marshall J. “Sonnie” Dockery, 91, gained his heavenly wings on March 27, 2021. He was born December 6, 1929 to the late Rev. and Mrs. Randery J. and Bessie Graham Dockery in Bunn Level, NC.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Rosa Lee (Ed McCall) and Lilly Mae, (Joseph Boone, Sr.)
Once Sonnie moved to Virginia, he met and married the love of his life, Hazel Thompson and they would spend 53 beautiful years together until Hazel received her heavenly wings on June 30, 2003.
Sonnie worked briefly at Bruce Flournoy Ford in Norfolk, VA until he found employment at Cargill Grain in Chesapeake, VA, the place where he would remain for nearly 40 years before retiring in 1995.
Left to cherish wonderful memories are: loving and devoted daughters, Patsy Dockery, Janice Smith (Ronald)-care takers, and Sharon Dildy (Henry); seven grandchildren including; Tracy Smith, Ronald Smith, II (Lawona), Patrick Dockery, Aiyana Sweat (Sean), and Jamella Dildy; eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.