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Ray Hamilton Dozier


Sunrise: March 12, 1952

Sunset: February 4, 2020

Peacefully on Tuesday evening February 4, 2020, Ray H. Dozier eased into eternal rest. He was born March 12, 1952 to the late Deacon Columbus Dozier Sr. and Beatrice Dozier in Norfolk, VA. Ray joined Weeping Mary Baptist Church at a very young age through Baptism. He would often sit with the Senior Choir and sing along with his father. After getting back to the house
on some Sundays you would find him mocking the preaching of Rev. J M Hall.

He attended and graduated from Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, VA where he excelled as an All City and All State Defensive Back in football. After high school he later enlisted into the U. S. Army where he served for 23 years as a Critical Care Nurse in Cardiology at Walter Reed Hospital. Upon retiring from the military Ray enrolled at the Universityof Maryland and earned a B. S. Degree in Accounting and later received his CPA License from the state of Maryland. Ray’s last place of employment was Baltimore Life Insurance Company in Baltimore, MD.

Ray was predeceased by his parents, Columbus Dozier Sr. and Beatrice Dozier; one brother Columbus Dozier Jr., and three sisters, Gloria Wright, Sylvia Dozier, and Joyce Simons. He leaves to cherish his memory one son, Lenwood Gregory (Ayanna) of Norfolk, VA and one daughter, Danae Marcel Hill of Queens, NY; two brothers, Charlie Dozier (Stella) and Kelvin Dozier (Avis); two grandchildren, Destini Gregory and Dawnella Ma’shi Hill; one sister-in-law, Lillian Dozier; two brothers in-law, Joseph Wright (Kay) and Bobby Simons. Ray also leaves numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and a treasure of friends who will miss him dearly.

Viewing Monday, February 10, 2020 5:00om - 7:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Avenue Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12 Noon New Weeping Mary Baptist Church 1104 Fentress Road Chesapeake, VA 23322 Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Cathy says

    I love you Ray and I always will. Rest In Peace my love.

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    Lamont Simmons says

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved Ray. He is sorely missed.

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    Charles Reid says

    RIP brother Ray! My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the family. K.D., I only got to meet your brother on one occasion and I could feel the tremendous family connection and brotherly love that existed between you two. I am praying that God keeps the family blessed and strong during this time.

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      Consuela says

      Sending my condolences to the Dozier family may yall fund peace during this difficult time🙏🙏🙏

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    Jetson, Gladys and Dawn Wright says

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved Ray.

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