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Dorothy Sholes Crowder departed this life on July 12, 2014, to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Born in Petersburg, Va., she was the daughter of Wilbur Irwin and Dorothy Townsend Sholes, as well as the widow of George Willard Crowder.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol E. Johnson; grandson, Daniel Lee Johnson and wife, Rebecca R. Johnson; sister, Kathleen Coley; brother, Lloyd Sholes and wife, Mary Louise; and several nieces and nephews from the Sholes and Crowder family.

She was a member of Highland United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and held numerous offices throughout the church and Sunday school. She was also well known as a nursing educator and was a member of many professional, national and international nursing organizations. She is probably best known for her compassion, humor, caring attitude, and love of family, nursing, and Camp Rainbow Connection.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Highland United Methodist Church, Colonial Heights. A celebration of life will be conducted at 11 a.m. at Highland United Methodist Church on Thursday, July 17, 2014. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Dr. Dorothy O'Quinn. Interment will follow at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Highland United Methodist Church and the Camp Rainbow Connection.

Condolences may be registered at
Funeral Home
J T Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Crematory Service
103 S Adams St Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 733-8511
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Published in The Progress-Index from July 15 to July 16, 2014
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