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Daily Press
May 9, 2010

DOROTHY O. CAPEHART

Dorothy O. Capehart was called home for eternal rest on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. She was born on May 19, 1933, the daughter of the late Sheridan and R. Roena Hines Johnson of North Carolina.

She was a longtime and faithful member of Little Zion Baptist Church. She served her church as a musician for many years, as well as many other churches throughout the community. On Dec. 19, 1950, she was united in Holy Matrimony with the late John H. Capehart. An avid community and education advocate, she was employed as a Social Worker, for many years with the Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency. She loved people and did not like to see any problem go unsolved. She was a loving and kind person who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Mitchell, James, Will, Lewis and Haywood.

She is loved and survived by her children, Frances Owens of Newport News, John E. Capehart (Darlin) of Yorktown, Bernadette Capehart of Gretna, La., Jacqueline Tyson (Earnest) of Fredericksburg, and Sheryl Morse (William) of Williamsburg; her sisters, Florence Piles of Washington, D.C., Mary Berkley of Kansas City, Mo., Roberta Joshua (Israel) of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Mary Dade (Thomas) of Maryland; her brothers, Dillon Johnson (Christine) of Cheverly, Md., Darnell Johnson (Betty) of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Thomas Johnson of Maryland; her brother-in-law, Charles Capehart (Mary) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her eight grandsons, Pastor Anthony Clemons, (Prophetess Sabrina), John E Capehart Jr., Shawn Capehart, Jarod Tyson, Darryl Chapman Jr., Gregory Capehart, Tre’shon Capehart, and her honorary grandson, Kirkland Goddard Jr.; her four granddaughters, Joi Bell, Toi Tyson, Krysten Fields, and Kayla Capehart; her great-grandchildren, Rachel and Sarah Clemons, Javion Tyson and her honorary great-grandchild, Jah’Kiera Goddard; her godson, Troy Howard; her special sisters in Christ, Rosa Travis, Delores Howard and Apostle Sheila Simons; her nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and many caring friends.

A funeral service, celebrating the life she lived, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Bethel Restoration Center, with the Rev. Linwood Gatling and Bishop John Gray officiating. Interment will follow in Little Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at the church by 12:45 p.m. on Thursday. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Professional services entrusted to the Staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA 757-229-3011.

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Daily Press
May 10, 2010

DOROTHY O. CAPEHART

Dorothy O. Capehart was called home for eternal rest on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. She was born on May 19, 1933, the daughter of the late Sheridan and R. Roena Hines Johnson of North Carolina.

She was a longtime and faithful member of Little Zion Baptist Church. She served her church as a musician for many years, as well as many other churches throughout the community. On Dec. 19, 1950, she was united in Holy Matrimony with the late John H. Capehart. An avid community and education advocate, she was employed as a Social Worker, for many years with the Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency. She loved people and did not like to see any problem go unsolved. She was a loving and kind person who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Mitchell, James, Will, Lewis and Haywood.

She is loved and survived by her children, Frances Owens of Newport News, John E. Capehart (Darlin) of Yorktown, Bernadette Capehart of Gretna, La., Jacqueline Tyson (Earnest) of Fredericksburg, and Sheryl Morse (William) of Williamsburg; her sisters, Florence Piles of Washington, D.C., Mary Berkley of Kansas City, Mo., Roberta Joshua (Israel) of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Mary Dade (Thomas) of Maryland; her brothers, Dillon Johnson (Christine) of Cheverly, Md., Darnell Johnson (Betty) of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Thomas Johnson of Maryland; her brother-in-law, Charles Capehart (Mary) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her eight grandsons, Pastor Anthony Clemons, (Prophetess Sabrina), John E Capehart Jr., Shawn Capehart, Jarod Tyson, Darryl Chapman Jr., Gregory Capehart, Tre’shon Capehart, and her honorary grandson, Kirkland Goddard Jr.; her four granddaughters, Joi Bell, Toi Tyson, Krysten Fields, and Kayla Capehart; her great-grandchildren, Rachel and Sarah Clemons, Javion Tyson and her honorary great-grandchild, Jah’Kiera Goddard; her godson, Troy Howard; her special sisters in Christ, Rosa Travis, Delores Howard and Apostle Sheila Simons; her nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and many caring friends.

A funeral service, celebrating the life she lived, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Bethel Restoration Center, with the Rev. Linwood Gatling and Bishop John Gray officiating. Interment will follow in Little Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at the church by 12:45 p.m. on Thursday. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Professional services entrusted to the Staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA 757-229-3011.

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