Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel

9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA


Dolores Hudson Coombs

September 10, 1919July 17, 2020

Dolores Hudson Coombs’ 100-year journey of life ended on July 17, 2020 at Westminster Canterbury in Richmond, Virginia. Dolores is lovingly remembered by her son, Cyril F. Coombs, daughter-in-law Vanessa M. Coombs; granddaughters, Dr. Taylor L. Coombs and Samantha Brooke Viotty; niece, Peggy Padnos; and nephew, Stephen Butler and their families.

She was predeceased by her mother, Billie Wright; husband, Douglas Elton Coombs; daughter, Donna M. Coombs; and brother, Clarence Hudson.

A native New Yorker, Dolores was born September 10, 1919 and attended City College of New York. Known affectionately as Dee by her friends, Dolores enjoyed a more than 40-year career with the U.S. Social Security Administration in the Harlem community of New York City.

She was a dedicated and active member of the New York Chapter of One Hundred Black Women, the Mid-Manhattan Chapter of the NAACP, and the NYU Alumni of Social Workers. She also volunteered with the Congressional Office of the Honorable Charles Rangel, and the Joyce Dinkins Reading Group at PS 112 Elementary School.

Dolores is now enjoying a well-deserved glass of champagne with her numerous friends and family welcoming her in heaven. A memorial service will be held at Woody Funeral Home, Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, Virginia on Saturday, July 25th at 7:00 p.m.


  • Cyril F. Coombs, Son
  • Vanessa M. Coombs, Daughter-in-law
  • Dr. Taylor L. Coombs, Granddaughter
  • Samantha Brooke Viotty, Granddaughter
  • Peggy Padnos, Niece
  • Stephen Butler, Nephew
  • Billie Wright, Mother (deceased)
  • Douglas Elton Coombs, Husband (deceased)
  • Donna M. Coombs, Daughter (deceased)
  • Clarence Hudson, Brother (deceased)

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 25, 2020


Dolores Hudson Coombs

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Teri Taylor

July 21, 2020

Cyril and the Coombs family:
My deepest sympathies during your time of loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Teri A Taylor

Rena’ Robinson

July 19, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs. Coombs. She was a stylish, spirited, and lovely lady. I will remember our conversations fondly.

Rena’ Robinson, retired and former Manager of WCR Courtesy Services Dept.

John & Lillian Lambert

July 19, 2020

Cyril & Vanessa,
Our condolences for the loss of your mother. Though you will miss her presence, you can cherish the many memories of such a long,full and active life. Our prayers are with you.


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