Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Dollie Maude Jordan Rodgers Wright, 89, of Portsmouth, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 1, 2010. She was a native of Suffolk, Va. She was the daughter of the late Tipney B. and Amy Bell Jordan.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Decater Rodgers and Leroy Wright; daughters, Celestine Waters and Juanita Copeland, granddaughter Joyce Ann Harris, two sisters, Amy Brown and Mary Spears, and three brothers, Herbert, Tipney Jr. and Gerald Jordan.
She was a housewife and domestic worker.
She was a lifetime member of Healing Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Lizzie B. Goodman and Edith Sessoms; 23 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 49 great-great-grandchildren; two sons-in-law, Coley Copeland Jr. and Lloyd Waters Sr.; one sister-in-law, Annie Rodgers; four sisters, Beatrice Hudson, Mollie Jordan, Lealer Manley, Sylvia Battle (Thurman); three brothers, Claude Jordan (Goldie), David Jordan (Ruby), and Joseph Jordan (Peggy), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Ms. Wright will be on view from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 at the funeral home. The family will receive visitors at 29 Hobson St. at all other times. A home going service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at Healing Chapel Baptist Church, where the Rev. Morris Allmond is pastor. She will be laid to rest at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens and Chapel Mausoleum.
Professional services are entrusted to T. E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home, Inc.