Dorothy Louise Johnson Brinkley

Published 9:40 pm Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 14, 2011

Dorothy Louise Johnson Brinkley, 81, of Suffolk, Va., passed away Nov. 14, 2011. She is the daughter of the late Tollie C. Johnson and Erma M. Johnson Sexton. She is also predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Raleigh Earl Brinkley. Dorothy retired from Thomas J. Lipton Co. after 25 years of service and was a member of their Quarter Century Club. Dorothy was a member of Eureka Baptist Church and the Ida K. Brinkley Sunday School Class.

She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan B. and Henry DeLucchi, Carol B. and Mark Bradshaw, Joanne B. and David Reid; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret J. Smith and Cozetta Johnson.

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A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Eureka Baptist Church, 1601 N Carolina Hwy 32 N, Corapeake, NC 27926, with the Rev. Mickey Willard and the Rev. Cameron Currin officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Condolences may be registered online at