Dorothy Burruss Rucker

April 15, 1921January 4, 2021

Dorothy Burruss Rucker, age 99 of Madison Heights, passed away on January 4, 2021. She was the widow of Donald Scott Rucker, Sr. to whom she had been married for 73 years.

Dorothy was born in Lynchburg on April 15, 1921, daughter of the late Charles Clark Burruss and Annie Nowlin Burruss. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 5 brothers and a sister.

She was a member of Northminster Evangelical Presbyterian Church and was retired from Sears Roebuck in Bristol, Virginia.

Survivors include 2 sons, Donald S. Rucker, Jr. (Lynn) and Dale L. Rucker (Pamela) as well as 3 grandchildren, Burke, Evans, and Bladen.

There will be a graveside service and due to the COVID-19, the service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Northminster Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 106 Clearview Road, Madison Heights, VA 24572.

You are encouraged to post a memory, note, or words of condolence to the family by going to the funeral home website at


  • Northminster Evangelical Presbyterian Church


  • Graveside Services will be Private


Dorothy Burruss Rucker

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Linda Pugh

January 8, 2021

What a Beautiful Lady she was. I met her years ago when I was working ! I loved Visiting with her as I worked . She had the best Heart i spent time talking with her . The stories she would tell me always made me smile . She was such a beautiful lady with a beautiful heart she made my Day ! Prayers for the family I know you have many of her because knowing her for a short period of Time she touched my heart ! God Bless you Family your Mother was a inspiration

Beverly O’Brien

January 7, 2021

Dear Dale and Don,
Sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. Dot was my mother’s best friend and the two of them had many adventures. They are in Heaven with your dad and sure they are having a great reunion.

Beverly O’Brien
Betty’s daughter

Cathy McClung

January 6, 2021

I’ve always admired you, Dale, for your frequent and regular visits to Lynchburg to see your parents. Quite a dedicated son indeed. Jim and I send our condolences. I am so sorry for your loss.