Dorothy L. Deuel, 82, of Virginia Beach, went home to Heaven on January 4, 2019 in Chesapeake. Born March 23, 1936 in Norfolk, Virginia, she was the daughter of Anne Whitley. She retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a secretary and then later worked for Smith and Williams and Graham Funeral Homes. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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She is survived by her: son, David L. Deuel and wife Dee of Norfolk; daughters: Sheryl A. Legere and her husband, Al of Virginia Beach, and Christi D. Tabor and her husband, Billy of Norfolk; eight grandchildren: A.J. Legere of Virginia Beach, L.B. Tabor and his wife, Andrea of Norfolk, Juston Tabor and his wife, Alaina of Norfolk, Nikki Burgess and her husband, Bryan of Norfolk, David Lee Deuel and Anthony Ray Deuel; eight great-grandchildren: Austin Legere and Alexa Legere of Virginia Beach, Michael Byrd, Chase Tabor, Austin Tabor and Joshua Tabor, Sean Burgess and Zoe Tabor all of Norfolk; sister-in-law, Carol Whitley of Fredericksburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her: husband, Fred L. Deuel; brother, Richard "Buddy" E. Whitley; sister, Margaret "Sugar" A. Schroeder; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Legere and Christopher Tabor; and a niece, Susan Collier of Florida.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Family Choice Burials and Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:00 am at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8100 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505.
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