Dottie Dean Cundiff

January 4, 1936January 18, 2013
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Today we celebrate the life and legacy of our beloved Dottie Dean Cundiff. Dottie, 77, passed away on January 18 at Norfolk General Hospital with her loving family by her side. She is now soaring with the angels, loving on Jesus, enjoying her great reunion with her family and friends, and of course, passing out candy to everyone entering the pearly gates.

She was born in Chatham, Virginia on January 4, 1936: the youngest of nine children. She was a very loving, caring, compassionate, incredible woman, devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ester Sue Cundiff; her father, Louis Edward Cundiff; her brothers, Tom and Dick Cundiff; her sisters, Thelma Murphy, Katie Davidson, Laura Brown and Sudie Haden. She was preceded in death by her two husbands – her beloved high school sweetheart of 26 years, Carlton Rudolph Stephens and Edward Kellihan. She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Patricia Stephens-Horvath and Robert Horvath, Donna Stephens-Gailey and Rick Gailey, Sylvia Stephens-D’Angelo and Rosario D’Angelo, Carlton Rudolph Stephens, Jr. and Kelly Stephens; her ten grandchildren: Jonathan D’Angelo, Candace Lavoie, her spouse Leland Lavoie, Tyler Horvath, Carolyne Stephens, Ashley Gailey, Kerri Lodge, her spouse Eric Lodge, Angel Massey, Lexus Wesley, Harley Wesley, and Chase Wesley; her three great grandchildren: Dominic D’Angelo, Victoria Stephens, and Brenden Lodge.

The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 5:30 pm on Sunday, January 20 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home in Hampton, VA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 21 at 10:30 am. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park. Family will receive friends and family at the Gailey’s Residence at 152 Lone Oak Drive in Yorktown, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association and Susan G. Komen Foundation. At Dottie's request, guests may bring one long stem red rose in her honor.

In God We Trust!

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 21, 2013

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sylvia D'Angelo

February 16, 2013

My Mama,My Friend,My Angel so many times.We shared good and bad times we huged we Loved,We laughed,we cried.We grew up together.We worked together.partyed together.Most of all we prayed,shared our love for CHRIST together. And now i will carry these memories of YOU and I Forever.We did it our way!

Mark Stephens

January 26, 2013

Dear Stephens Cousins, I was so sad to hear about Dottie's passing. What a wonderful soul she was. You were all so blessed to have had such a wonderful mother and friend. I was blessed to have been able to spend some time with her on July 18th at her home and over lunch in Smithfield. I so enjoyed visiting with her and hearing her stories about her kids. She sure loved you all.

She will be missed, but most certainly is enjoying the company shes keeping now.

Love cousin Mark.

Tina Colona

January 25, 2013

Donna and Family,
I am so sorry to hear, too late, about the loss of your mother. I will always remember her as being a sweet, endearing woman; kind to me and everyone she met and quite a breath of fresh air. I know you will miss her, and do know she is resting peacefully. With fond & loving memories of her and her family.

Lora Bean Midkiff

January 23, 2013

Sylvia, I'm so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.

kim mackinnon

January 21, 2013

Dottie was a kind and loving human being. I was proud to have served her. Bless her family and those who miss her now.

Sandy Thomas

January 21, 2013

Trisha, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to you and your family.

Mike Parrish

January 21, 2013

Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I hope of you will be blessed by God's love today and everyday.
Mike Parrish

January 21, 2013

Our prayers are with all of you. May you find comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and she is now in heaven with our Lord and Savior. God bless all of you.

Ned and Susan Johnson

Lorrie Porter

January 21, 2013

My heart is heavy to hear that such a beautiful person has left us but also happy to know that Dottie is at rest and at home with the Lord she often spoke about.

As a former neighbor and "neighborhood grass cutter", I could always count on encouraging words,a good laugh, and a good plate of food topped off with a piece of cake or candy. She would often come to her door and say "dollbaby, here is your dinner so you don't have to worry about cooking." She is responsible for my extra pounds, but I gained much more than that, I gained a beautiful friendship with a beautiful person. I will miss her as I did when I left the neighborhood. My only regret is not seeing her as often once I moved.

Dottie, I love you and will miss you. My prayers go out to the family who always greeted me with a smile and a thank you. The world needs more Dotties. Be blessed.

Lorrie Porter

Beverly Haden

January 21, 2013

This world will miss Dottie! She kept Jesus' command that we "Love each other as I have loved you." (John 15:12) She always made sure that everyone who came into her presence had a brighter day! I'll miss her saying to me "I love you, Sugar." I loved her, too. God bless all, Bev