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Dorothy Correll Quesenberry 1937 - 2013
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Sunday, April 06, 2014
You never forget the teachers who taught from the heart. Mrs. Quesenberry was my tenth grade English teacher at Warwick High School. She was tough but compassionate. She treated each student with dignity and kindness. I was fortunate to have known her; we were all blessed by her presence.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
When Dot Quesenberry was my teacher at Warwick High, it was 1960 and she was Dorothy Correll. I remember her as a tall, slim young woman whose hair was always nicely styled! She was a no-nonsense English teacher and if I could talk to her today, I would tell her that thanks to her great teaching ability, I was able to earn a Phi Beta Kappa degree in English Literature at U.C. Berkeley and be invited into their PhD program. I have since gone on and done different things, but all of my teachers at Warwick High in those by-gone days were excellent and Dot among them gave us the love of learning that kept me going in life. I am so sorry for your loss and I assure you that "Miss Correll" had a positive impact on my future and, wish I could tell her, that I have written a book! May God bless you and your family and give you strength at this time of loss.
From Betsy Ross-Edison, Williamsburg, VA
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Sonny, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength in the days ahead.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Mrs. Quesenberry was a wonderful teacher. I had her for English in both the 10th and 11th grades at Warwick High School in 1959 and 1960. I think it was in the first class that she had ever taught, she was Miss Correll then. On the first day she laid down the law, boy was she tough, you didn't dare step out of line in her class and she was like that for the entire first semester, I hated her. Then in the second semester she lightened up a little and became the "BEST" teacher that I ever had. I think if it hadn't been for her I would have never graduated from high school. I remember her like it was yesterday, she was so caring and so helpful to me I still think of her with the highest regard and respect. I ran into her about 20 years after graduation in the A & P in Denbigh and she still remembered me and my name. She was a wonderful person and know she will be missed by all. My prayers and thoughts go out to you in this time of need. May you find strength knowing what a wonderful and well liked person she was. Mr. Q. I remember you as well but I'm sure you don't remember me. May we all see her again in a better place.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Mrs. Quesenberry was my teacher in both my junior and senior years at MHS. I will never forget her - she was an inspiring woman and a wonderful teacher.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Guy, you may not remember me, but I surely remember beautiful Dorothy! I was a nurse at DFP in Denbigh for 38 years and always enjoyed talking with her when she came in. I left DFP in 2005 and now live in the Roanoke area, near our daughter. I pray that your grief is eased by remembering the good times you shared, and her wonderful smile. Charlotte Yeatts,RN
Monday, October 14, 2013
I loved loved loved her American Lit class at Warwick high (I graduated in 1961. She helped me develop as a writer and I loved trying to explore writing with her. I also enjoy passing notes to Roy Stallings and all the other fun people in the class Guess she was only 6 years older than me- she seemed more. She was the "sponsor" of some club I was in and took me home once in a fantastic new white car. When we got there, I jumped up on the porch, cut my shin, needing 16 stitches. As she drove me to the hospital, she kept saying, please don't get blood on my car. I loved her for that- a real person!
Monday, October 14, 2013
Mrs. Quesenberry was an exceptional teacher! She taught me in my senior year at Menchville High School! She will be missed greatly. May you find peace in God and rejoice that she is in a beautiful heaven with her Lord!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
To Dr. Q, Guy, and Harriet, my husband and I send our thoughts and prayers to you as we celebrate the beautiful life of your wife and mom. How blessed you all were to share a life of loving.

In friendship and sympathy ...
Saturday, October 12, 2013
A lovely neighbor and friend to those of us who lived and raised our children in the Beechwood neighborhood with the Quesenberry family. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sonny, Harriet and Guy.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
One of my all time favorite teachers, Mrs. Q taught my senior Eng class..WHS '66. She was a funny, bright, caring woman who was very much admired by all who knew her. My sincere condolences to Coach Q , Harriette & Guy.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
In memory of a gallant lady, who faced life's challenges with a smile and 'winner take all' attitude. Our world needs more of this brave lady's spirit. Love to Dr. Q, Harriet, and Guy
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Harriet and Guy, I remember your Mother as a smart, witty, beautiful person determined to win over M S. She was always up-beat. Rejoice with her now.
Friday, October 11, 2013
"Miss Correll" was my English teacher at Warwick High School right after she came there. She was young, attractive, and a great teacher. I was surprised to learn that she lived in Williamsburg and sorry to hear that she was not well in her later years. In particular, I will always be grateful for what she taught me about writing. Deepest sympathy to her family. WHS '61
Friday, October 11, 2013
I was one of the lucky ones who graduated from WHS in 66 and had Mrs. Q for Junior and Senior English and Homeroom. Many accolades come to mind and many memories too. Let me just say this one thing. She changed my life. May she rest in peace and condolences to Coach Quesenberry, Harriet, and Guy.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Dr. Q and family, You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Mrs. Q. She taught me 11th and 12th grade English, and as a teacher and person she touched my life deeply. She also taught my daughter and son Adv. Comp., and they loved her. You, Harriette and Guy, Jr. are in my prayers.
Friday, October 11, 2013
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Coach Q, You and family are in my prayers. Never had Mrs. Q, however if she was half the person and teacher as Coach she will be missed.
Friday, October 11, 2013
To the family I offer my deepest sympathy. May your pain grow easier to bear because of the support of those who care.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
So sorry for the Quesenberry family. Mrs. Quesenberry was my 12th grade English teacher and she was very thorough with our lessons. Also, my father and mother taught with the Quesenberry's at WHS and were friends outside of school. She will be missed greatly.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Mrs. Q was a fantastic teacher and such a caring person. She pushed me to do my best, not accepting mediocre attempts! I am so enriched by having had her as a teacher. So sorry for your loss. MHS '75
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Sorry to hear of Mrs. Quesenberrys passing, my thoughts and prayers for the family. WHS class of 62.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I, too, was blessed to have Mrs. Q for English, college prep. The standards she set, and the skills she taught are with me even to this day. I hope this gives the family some comfort that she was loved by many and her teaching skills enabled many of us to achieve what we have today. (Class of 1966)
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I was blessed to have Mrs. Quesenberry as my 10th, 11th and 12th grade English teacher at Warwick High
School. I admired and respected her so much. What a wonderful lady. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Rest in peace beautiful Lady.My deepest sympathy to the family and all to loved her...( from WHS)
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Sir, sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family. You were my Principal at Dozier years ago. May your faith be your rock during this difficult time

Joseph Pinkney
Thursday, October 10, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Connie and I send our deepest sympathy to Dorothy Faye's family, and to Frank and his family.
We are saddened to learn of her passing and the loss of our cousin. She was highly thought of and will surely be missed. Sorry we can't attend but will keep you in our hearts with our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Sonny and family.....I am so sadden to read about Dorothy's death in the paper today. I feel like I have lost the last person in the world that really knows me after being friends for over 60 years!!! She was my best friend in high school, the only attendent in my wedding and I loved her dearly. We shared many wonderful times together, both funny and sad, but I knew she was always there and I know she felt the same way. Just knowing she is no longer confined to her wheelchair and and go wherever she wants to go on two good legs gives me comfort at this very sad time. I have tried to call you, but must have the wrong number. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and will be thinking about you on Saturday. Hugs to all of you! Love, Mollie Heterick (Blacksburg, VA.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I had Mrs Quesenberry for Junior English. She helped me with my fear of public speaking and years later it was a big help in my job. She was the best! My prayers for your loss.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
SONNY AND FAMILY;

OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME OF SORROW.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I had Mrs Quesenberry for Senior English, I remember that class with the fondest of memories, she was the best teacher there. She made us think, which is a challenge to teenagers, I have remembered her on many an occasion through the years, she will be missed so much. She is heaven's gift now
Thursday, October 10, 2013
My thoughts and prayers of comfort are with the family of Mrs. Quesenberry. She was my English/homeroom teacher at MHS, Class of '77 and I loved every moment...not only the lessons but also Mrs. Q the lady. May God richly reward her for the life she lived.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Sorry to read of the passing of Mrs. Quesenberry.....WHS Class of 68.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Mrs. Quesenberry was a truly great teacher. We had her for junior English at Warwick High School
(taught in the old "chicken coop") 1963-1964. She loved her students and they loved her.
Our thoughts are with all the family.
Melvin and Frances Herring Reynolds
Richmond, VA
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I am thankful that my mother helped raise me to become the man I am today. We had such a special life with mom in it. Her love,kindness,and spirit will live on. She will be missed always. I am honored to be her son.

God bless her
Guy Quesenberry Jr.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with Sonny and his family. Dorothy was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who fought a brave battle against MS. She will be missed by all who knew her.
B.K. and Myra Shumate
Monday, October 07, 2013
Sonny,
My thoughts are with you during this time of loss.
Blessings,
Sanford Jones
Sunday, October 06, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you



Ruth Alexander (Gainesville, FL)
Sunday, October 06, 2013
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Sonny and Family. May the God of Grace give you comfort and peace during this very trying time of your lives. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Terry McCraw
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