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Carolyn Paulette Dodson

08/08/1949 - 08/23/2023


Obituary For Carolyn Paulette Dodson

Chesapeake-Carolyn P. Davis Dodson was born Aug 8, 1949 to the late Texas Davis and Naomi W. Davis-Vick in Norfolk County (Chesapeake ) VA. On Wednesday; August 23, 2023, she went home to be with the Lord.

Carolyn was educated in the Chesapeake Public School system and graduated from George Washington Carver High School class of 1967.

In December 1968, she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, the late Lemuel P. Dodson, Sr. To this union God blessed them with three children and nine grandchildren all of whom she adored. They had been married for 45 years at the time of his passing.

After more than 35 years of service at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, she retired in 1996. As a young woman, Carolyn accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. In 1972, she joined New Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church located in Chesapeake, VA where she served faithfully for more than 30 years. Her service included singing in the Gospel Choir, the No. 2 choir, Sr. choir, as well as serving on the Stewardess Board and as the Church Clerk for many years.

She was a woman of God who was blessed with many accolades. Carolyn then joined Trinity Faith Centre, Chesapeake, VA under the leadership of Bishop Jesse E. Featherston, Sr. where she was ordained a Minister of the Gospel. She served faithfully in this congregation until her failing health prevented her attendance. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.

Carolyn never met a stranger that she was not willing to help or offer a word about the goodness of the Lord. She absolutely loved to talk. Her favorite saying, in coming “Praise the Lord” and “Blessed by the best and can’t be no better” in departing.

Carolyn was predeceased by one sister and three brothers. She leaves to cherish her memories children: Farrah Montgomery (Gerry), Lemuel Dodson Jr. (Jessica), and Taramara ‘Missy” Dodson (Allen); grandchildren: Kahleigh, Lemuel III, JaKyla, Kaleb, Leniyah, Madisen, Gerry Jr., Kumari and Genesis; six sisters, four brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, a host of cousins and dear friends.

A funeral will be 11:00 am Friday; September 1, 2023 at New Mt. Olive AME Church; Chesapeake, VA. Viewing will be 4-6pm Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens; Norfolk, VA


1 Sep

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

New Mt. Olive AME Church 1953 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23324 Get Directions »
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  • 09/03/2023

    I love you mom and not a second or day or hour or minute that goes by i dont look in your room and think about you I love you my Queen MY MOTHER MY SHORT CAKES LOVE YOU BOO !!!!!!!

  • 09/03/2023

    I would love to thank everyone who came out to celebrate MY Mother/Nana Boo home going service and viewing. Thank you so much to everyone, Taramara "Missy" Dodson, (Youngest's daughter) Kaleb E Dodson & Kumari "Mahi" R Dodson-Anthony/ Muffin as my mom called him

  • 08/31/2023

  • 08/31/2023

    My condolences to the family of Carolyn Dobson, of whom I graduated with in 1967 from G.W. Carver High School, Chesapeake, Virginia. Praying that God comforts you as only He can, and strengthens you during this time of bereavement. "Weeping May endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." ( Psalm 30:5)

  • 08/31/2023

    Sincere condolences to the Davis-Dodson family in the loss of your loved one.

  • 08/28/2023

    The Williams family extend our sincere condolences and prayers as you walk moment by moment through this time of grief. May God's peace be with you Blessings

  • 08/27/2023

    My sincere condolences to Carolyn's family. I pray that God will grant you His comfort and peace. Having grown up with Carolyn in South Hill, I have always found her to be a loving person who was most helpful to all she knew. God bless you and watch over you. Rita Crudup Armstrong

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