Doris Dodson Hurst

March 5, 1930August 3, 2018

Doris Dodson Hurst left this life on August 3rd, 2018, after a long cruel struggle with Parkinson’s disease.

Doris was born in Lorton, Virginia March 5th, 1930, to Lillian Estelle Limerick and Warren McLane Dodson. She graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and attended art classes at the Corcoran before enrolling in the Johnston Willis School of Nursing, graduating in 1951.

She met her future husband, John Dulany Hurst at Virginia Beach, and they married in 1953. After raising four children, she resumed nursing at Westbrook Psychiatric Hospital.

To all who knew her she was a kind and generous spirit, interested in the arts, music, poetry, literature and gardening. She is survived by four children, Robin Hanway, Roger, Jamie and Winston Hurst, and 4 grandchildren: Will, Natalie, Taylor and Madison.

The family wishes to thank Home Helpers, and in particular Grace King, for their kind and steady support, Lorna Ladigohon, and special friend Gay Fraser.

The memorial service will be held at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home on August 25th, 2018, at 3:00 pm, followed by a reception at the family’s house. In lieu of flowers, Doris requested that a donation in her name be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.


25 August

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm

Huguenot Chapel Woody Funeral Home

Chesterfield Suite

1020 Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113


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Deborah Holland Nester

August 19, 2018

I have so many memories of Mrs. Hurst. I knew her when I was a child, growing up in the 1950's and 60's on Keichtee Drive and later in the same area. I was friends with her daughter Robin and at her house often. She had a vivid personality and was always laughing at something, shooing us out of the house to play. I am thinking of all her family now and I wish them peace.