Dolores Bell Ramos Gravatt
GRAVATT, Dolores Bell Ramos, of Richmond, Virginia, died peacefully at the age of 90 on February 14, 2021, at Cedarfield, her home for the past 25 years. She was proud of being a "Cedarfield Pioneer," having moved in when the facility first opened.

She was born in Richmond to Richard Stuart Bell and Martha Dixon Bell, and graduated from John Marshall High School in 1947.

For many years, Dolores was a member of Battery Park Christian Church in Richmond. She was a Certified Professional Secretary and held several positions as confidential secretary prior to her retirement. She had a great love of books and reading, and would take on crocheting and quilting projects from time to time.

Dolores was predeceased by her husband, Basil E. Gravatt of Bowling Green, Virginia. He had an extended family of nieces and nephews, of whom she had remained very fond.

She is survived by her brother, Charles Edward Bell (Charlie), his wife, Betsy and their children and grandchildren; and by four children, Bette Ramos White, Peggy Ramos Nottingham and her husband, Butch, N. Haskins Ramos Jr. and his wife, Leigh; and Evelyn Ramos Whitley and her partner, Tim Sage. She is lovingly remembered as "Mamoo" by her grandchildren, Laura Parsley, Jerome Nottingham, Errin Sullivan, Claire Rotruck, Sara Whitley, Becky Herndon Hogge and Douglas Herndon; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also fondly remembered by two dear friends, Jay Whitley and Raymond Brooks.

During her retirement years, she volunteered at St. Mary's Hospital, St. Mary's Hospice, University of Richmond Women's Resource Center and Cedarfield, where she applied her interest in creative writing by regularly contributing to resident publications.

A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Dementia Society of America (

The family would like to express their appreciation to the care team at Heartland Hospice and to the dedicated staff of Cedarfield for their care and support. We will always appreciate the loving attention she received throughout her time there. An online guest book is available at
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Feb. 21, 2021.
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My heart and prayers go out to Ms.Gravatt´s family and friends. She truly loved sharing pictures and stories of her family. I have very fond memories of her; a beautiful lady and a straightforward friend that was always open to good conversation and witty banter. May her body and spirit rest with God and the memory of her smile forever remain in our hearts. xo
Teresa Mason, RN, CPhT Cedarfield Pharmacy (1996-2009)
February 21, 2021
I had the honor of knowing, caring, & most of all loving this LADY! Thank GOD I know where you Rest In Peace! Love you & your earthly teachings.
Terry B Payne
February 21, 2021