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Dorothy Meredith Chick
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1917
Louisa County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 2012
Virginia, USA

A faithful servant of the Lord has returned to the fold. Louisa County native, Dorothy Meredith Chick died January 12, 2012. Preceded in death by her parents, John Goodwin Meredith and Fannie Temple Shelton; her beloved husband, Weldon Duke Chick; and her brother, Gerald Meredith, Dorothy is survived by her daughter, June C. Bryant of Chesterfield, Virginia; and Virgil Meredith Chick of Dillwyn, Virginia.

Three grandchildren, Ryan Douglas (Sara) of Texas, Dwayne Allen Chick, and Michael Mercer (Linda) of Chesterfield, blessed her life. Greatgrandchildren, Kaylee, Avery and Brooke Douglas; and Benjamin and Christopher Mercer were stars in her crown.

Dorothy lived in the homeplace built by her grandfather in 1890. Famous for her command of genealogy and family lore, people frequently sent Dorothy letters asking for help in these matters. She was a member of the Louisa Historical Society. True to her character, Dorothy could be found researching answers if she didn't already know how to reply.

Dorothy represented Avon products for 39 years. When one of her customers was ill, Dorothy would make a basket filled with fried chicken, potato salad, hot rolls and her coveted pecan pie. Her service to her customers produced noteworthy loyalty: when her route was subdivided her customers reassigned to another representative travelled to Dorothy's home to make their purchases. Over the years Avon recognized Dorothy's service with membership in the President's Club and presentation of porcelain dolls 21 in all! To this day, June proudly displays these symbols of her mother's work ethic.

At her best visiting people one-on-one, Dorothy held life membership at Salem Christian Church in Bumpass, Virginia. When asked how she was doing, this quiet, gentle soul would offer her trademark answer: "I guess I am doing ok for my age and inches, thank you." Dorothy's steady work behind various scenes won her many friends. Her hidden talents included sketching animals. When asked about her sketches, she said she wasn't very good at it. Anyone who saw her work knew better than that. Dorothy excelled at math. She refused an adding machine purchased for her, saying, it was too complicated. "Just give me the simple things." Dorothy's "simplicity" testified to her complex and abiding faith. She was faithful to her church and her God; she was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.

Dorothy's remains rest at Lacy Funeral Home in Mineral, Virginia. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, January 15, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. A celebration of this beautiful life will be Monday, January 16, 2012 at 11 o'clock at Salem Christian Church with interment immediately following at the church. 
Family links: 
  Fannie Temple Shelton Meredith (1894 - 1969)
  Weldon Duke Chick (1906 - 1979)
Salem Church
Louisa County
Virginia, USA
Created by: FDP
Record added: Jan 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83419199


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