Dorothy Correll Quesenberry, 75, of Williamsburg, "Dorothy Faye" as she was known by those closest to her, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 3, 2013. She slipped away while at home, surrounded by her grandchildren and her beloved husband, Sonny. Dorothy was born in Christiansburg on November 22, 1937. Always an avid learner, she graduated from Christiansburg High School and attended King College where she graduated at the top of her class with a Bachelors degree in English. She was hired in Newport News at Warwick High School in 1959. Always a lifelong learner, she graduated with a Masters in Education from William and Mary. She spent the majority of her teaching career as a 12th grade English teacher at Menchville High School before retiring in 1989.
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She was the daughter of the late Herman and Hazel Correll, of Christiansburg. She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Guy H. "Sonny" Quesenberry of Williamsburg. They met in 1959 while he was attending Clemson on a football scholarship and have been together ever since. On June 17, 1961, they were married at Christiansburg Presbyterian Church. Their marriage was one to admire and emulate.
Dorothy leaves two children, a daughter, Harriet Quesenberry Stevens and her husband, Kirk Stevens, of Newport News and her son, Guy H. Quesenberry Jr. and his wife, Stephanie L'Heureux Quesenberry, of Dugspur to savor her memory. Dorothy adored her grandchildren, Ashleigh Matthews, S. Kyle Wightman and Shelby Raye Wightman. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Alice Correll, of Lexington, and her beloved nephew, Frank Correll Jr. of Fairfax.
Dorothy was an inspiration to all who knew her especially how she valiantly battled Multiple Sclerosis for more than 25 years. Before MS, she loved playing piano, sewing, bike riding, eating chocolate, and helping others. She was an active member of Denbigh Presbyterian Church. Dorothy continued to read and do crosswords; her knowledge about English never waned. She was the picture of grace and charm, intelligent, witty, kind and thoughtful. Our gift from heaven is now back in heaven.
The family invites you to join them on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 3p.m. at Denbigh Presbyterian Church in Newport News to pay tribute to a life well lived. In lieu of flowers, they request donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, National MS Society P.O. Box 4527 New York, NY 10163, be made in her name. Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.
Published in Roanoke Times on Oct. 10, 2013