|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1921|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 2012|
Until death do us part, God in his infinite wisdom dispatched the death angel on Feb 7, 2012, to take our precious jewel, Pearl Hatcher Dabney, to her mansion on high.
She was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., on April 2, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Abraham and Florence Yancy Hatcher.
Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Dabney; son, William R. Dabney; grandson, Kenton Dabney; brothers, William Clark, Clarence, Willie and Aubrey Hatcher; and sister, Beatrice Winbush; and all of her other siblings. At an early age, she confessed Christ as her personal savior and became a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church.
When she was very young, her parents moved to Dinwiddie County where, as a young child, she attended school. She married William Andrew Dabney in 1939. She was a housewife, mother of five children, assisted with farming alongside her husband for more than 20 years and was an accomplished seamstress. She was known for her lovely flowers that she called her Garden of Eden, and her lovely smile. She was a great conversationalist and a source of oral history stories of both the Hatcher and Dabney families.
She is survived by her children, son, Charles (Mary) Dabney, Dinwiddie, Va.; daughter, Evelyn (Ivan) Johnson, Dinwiddie, Va.; twins, Pauline Gholson, Woodbridge, Va., and Pearlene Dabney, Dinwiddie, Va.; daughter-in-law, Fannie Dabney, Dinwiddie, Va.; and sister-in-law, Alice Crawley, Petersburg, Va. She was the proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren, William Dabney Jr, Dinwiddie, Va., Artina Brown (Edward) Petersburg, Va., Crevin Dabney, Latour Dabney, Petersburg, Va., Charles Dabney Jr, Dinwiddie, Va., Melissa Carmicheal, Pikeville, N.C., very devoted, Jeffrey Johnson (Gwendolyn), Petersburg, Va., Calvin Johnson (Charlene), Petersburg, Va., Michele Gholson, Dinwiddie, Va., very devoted, Emmanuel Dabney, Richmond, Va. She was the proud grandmother of numerous great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren; and host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, other relatives and friends.
The family recognizes very devoted friends Annie Clanton and Barbara Jones; Home Care Connection, under the direction of Annette Perkinson, and caregivers, Mary White and Gloria Campbell, and many more. We also would like to sincerely thank Pat Harris and the staff of Golden Living Battlefield Park for the loving care and concern during her stay and appreciation to Asera Care Hospice. To God be the glory!
A celebration of life will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Olive Branch Baptist Church, Dinwiddie, Va., with pastor, the Rev. Kevin Northam, officiating. Burial will commence at the Dabney Cemetery, Dinwiddie, Va. Following the internment, a fellowship will be held at the Olive Branch Baptist Church fellowship hall. Public viewing will be held today from noon to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will assemble for the procession on the morning of the service at 11 at the residence of her daughter, Evelyn Johnson (Ivan), 10807 Courthouse Road, Dinwiddie.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, 804-863-4411.
Published in The Progress-Index from February 8 to February 9, 2012
Created by: Amanda Bishop Burns
Record added: Feb 09, 2012
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