• DOROTHY MAE CLAIBORNE Services set for Friday


On Saturday, January 26, 2019, our Lord and Savior called his daughter, Dollie Mae Claiborne, home to eternal rest.

Dollie Mae was born on February 1, 1928 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia to the late Kate Elizabeth and Harvey Claiborne. She was educated in the Dinwiddie County Public School System.

She accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of the Bloomfield Baptist Church, Wilsons, Virginia, where she served faithfully numerous years as an Usher. Recently, she moved her membership to Poplar Lawn Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her two children who she loved dearly: her oldest daughter, Gloria Chester; and only son, Harold Claiborne; two sisters, Geraldine Greenhill and Ethel Jordan; a brother, Orphan Lee Claiborne; and a grandson, Shawn Claiborne.

She leaves a legacy to cherish her fondest memories: a devoted daughter, Bettie Claiborne Perry and a devoted son-in-law, Benjamin Perry; two loving granddaughters: Tandrea Jones (Vaughn) and Angel Perry; a grandson, Derrick Chavis, Jr., and a step-granddaughter, Chelsea Harmon; three great-grandchildren: Christian Chavis, Aaliyah Chavis, and Caleigh Mason; a loving sister, Georgia Mae Evans; a daughterin-law, Michelle Claiborne; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends: Willie Massenburg Sr. (her adopted son), Sabrina White, and Caroleen Horn.

Viewing will be held at W. E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home tomorrow (Thursday, January 31st) from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Funeral services Friday, February 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Poplar Lawn Baptist Church, Blackstone. Interment, church cemetery. W. E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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