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Funeral Service

Oakland Christian Church
Wednesday October 20th, 2021

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
Tuesday October 19th, 2021
6:00pm - 7:30pm

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Dorothy Pinner Kennedy

Dorothy Pinner Kennedy, 92, passed away on October 16, 2021. A native of Nansemond County VA she was the daughter of the late Vernie Henry and Annie Pitt Pinner She was predeceased by her siblings Anne P. Knight, Eva Mae Crittenden, Irene P. Knight, Grace P. Schlaffer, Ruby P. Phelps, Robert L. Pinner, Clifton S. Pinner, Linwood Pinner, Russell Pinner, and Charlie Pinner; and grandson Joshua Austin Kennedy.

She is survived by her son Kevin Kennedy, nephews Terry Phelps and Charlie Schlaffer; nieces Betty Sue Plewes all of Suffolk and Betty Anne McCavitt of Ft Mills SC.

Dorothy was a lifetime member of Oakland Christian Church; she was active with many church activities including the cemetery committee and the Loyal Fellowship Class. She loved to make her yard beautiful spending countless hours pulling weeds, working in her garden and growing flowers. Dorothy worked for many years as an office manager for a collection agency.

A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm by the Rev. Wayne Gardner at Oakland Christian Church, 5641 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk with the burial following at Newman Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 6 to 7:30 PM. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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Dear Kevin, please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. Although I did not know her I have fond memories of you as a student. I am sure your mother was proud of you. I hope your memories of her love and times together will bring you comfort.

Brenda Kincaid Oct 20 2021 7:08 AM

Kevin, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family members. Your Mom was such a beautiful person, inside and out. She always treated me so kind. She will always have a special place within my heart. May God grant you peace and comfort in the days to follow. Cherish your memories forever.

Diane Gayle Bowman Oct 19 2021 2:02 PM

Kevin, sorry to hear about your mom. Clay

Clay Wommack Oct 19 2021 10:13 AM

Kevin, I send my love and condolences to you and your family members, including my brother, Terry. Though I moved from Suffolk to Tampa, Florida decades ago, it's still my home town where countless happy memories were generated. I always thought of your mother, Ruby, and all of their siblings as part of a dynasty of which I was privileged to become a very small part. I am deeply sorry for your loss, but I pray you find consolation in knowing they are all dancing in Heaven now,

Lynnette Phelps Hefley Oct 19 2021 1:17 AM

Dear Kevin and family, I am so sorry for your loss. From the stories you have told, she was a great soul. I am thankful that I met her.

Marie Keesee Oct 18 2021 7:03 PM

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family. May the soul of this wonderful woman be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

- The Chittum Family
(Suffolk, VA.)

The Chittum Family Oct 18 2021 5:29 PM

Granny, you are so loved and will be missed greatly. I will cherish our many conversations, our dance floor moves and laughs we have had. Say hey to my buddy. We love you

Kari wood Oct 18 2021 11:03 AM

Love you, Granny. Give Josh a hug for me.

Leanne Moss Oct 18 2021 10:22 AM