Marshall J. Dockery

Sunrise: December 6, 1929

Sunset: March 27, 2021

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.

Viewing Thursday, April 1, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, April 2, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Frances Chavous says

    Saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Sonny. Prayers for you and family


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    Lennetta Thompson Bartley says

    I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of uncle Sonnie. Please know that you have my heartfelt condolences.
    Lennetta Thompson Bartley

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    roberta walker says

    On behalf of the Thompson-Bryant-Choate Family Reunion, we will truly miss our dear brother “Sonny.” Janice, Sharon, and Patsy please know you all are in our prayers .Our hearts are heavy now, but we know Christ will carry you through this time of sorrow.
    Sending our love and prayers!
    James Dalton, president and the entire Thompson-Bryant-Choate family…

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    Vicky Porter says

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Sonnie passing . He was a sweet man . Loved to be around him . Praying that God will give the Entire Family Strength to take this Journey. God Be With You 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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