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Dorothy (Bradley) Satterwhite Obituary
Dorothy Bradley Satterwhite, 90, of the Alpha House, Ashland, Virginia, went to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, James W. Satterwhite, and her former husband, Walter W. "Buddy" Russell, Jr. Also, preceding her in death were her parents, Nettie B. Bradley and John W. Bradley, of King and Queen County, three brothers, Rudolph Bradley, Malcolm Bradley, and Ceslie Bradley, and five sisters, Elizabeth B. Williams, Mary Ann B. Hodges, Gladys B. Day, Nancy Carol B. Walsh, and Genevieve B. Dunn. She is survived by a brother, Lloyd Bradley and his wife Dorothy of Helmet, Virginia, a devoted son, Walter W. "Butch" Russell, III, and his wife Susan of Virginia Beach, two grandsons, W. William Russell, IV, and his wife Rina of Washington, DC, Brian E. Russell and his wife Lauren of Virginia Beach, 1 step-grandson, Alexander C. Proctor and his wife Iryna of Emeryville, California, and four great-grandchildren, Eli and Iris Russell of Washington, DC, and Emerson and Savannah Russell of Virginia Beach. She is also survived by her loving friend, Kenneth E. Hanna, of Ashland. Born on April 15, 1926, Dorothy was raised in King and Queen County, Virginia, where she was a member of the Upper King and Queen Baptist Church until she moved to Ashland in 1951, where she joined the Ashland Baptist Church and later became a member of Gwathmey Baptist Church where she worshipped until her death. She retired from Duplex Envelope Company in 1991 after 22 years of service. Her family would like to thank the staff of the Hanover Manor and the Alpha House for their kindness to Dot for the last two years of her life. Dorothy loved to laugh, and she loved to dance. During World War II she helped in the war effort while living in Portsmouth, Virginia. In the late 1950s she served as Den Mother of the Ashland Cub Scouts, and in her later years she enjoyed daily mall walks with friends at Virginia Center Commons. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary at Gwathmey Baptist Church, 11232 Gwathmey Church Road, Ashland, Virginia, Thursday, Dec. 22, from 12 to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Dorothy's funeral will follow at 1 p.m., with a reception at the church immediately after the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Ashland Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 545, Ashland, VA 23005.
Published in Herald-Progress on Dec. 22, 2016
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