Virginia Beach - Dorothy Ann Morel was born on January 16, 1917, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She resided most of her life in the Washington D.C metropolitan area and relocated to Virginia Beach, VA in her later years until her death. She crossed peacefully into eternal life October 9, 2013, after almost 97 years in her Earthly life. She was loved by too many to mention. She was known for her soft smile and strong grip. She was tiny in stature, but big in heart. Although she had four children, she was "Mom" to many. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Jules F. Morel, her only son Kevin P. Morel, and granddaughter Donna J. York. She is survived by her daughters Gail A. Lanier (Donald, dec.), Karen S. Cabral (Richard), Jill M. Norton (Richard); her grandchildren, Donald M. & Gregory W. Lanier, Megan M. Norton, Austin and Zackary Morel; great-grandchildren Lauren and Skyler York; and not to be forgotten, her loving caregiver for many years, Margo Stevens. A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 19, at 11 a.m. at Tabernacle United Methodist Church at 1265 Sandbridge Road in Virginia Beach.