Dorothy “Dot” Bell Delano, 91, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother of Warsaw, Virginia passed away on November 3, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Gladys Bell, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Sanford and beloved husband, D.D. “Buddy” Delano. Dot is survived by a son, Joseph Daniel Delano (Mary Beth), daughter, Mary Ann Delano Gay (Joey), granddaughter, Emily Delano Gay, and grandson, Samuel Joseph Delano.
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Dot was a graduate of Washington and Lee High School. She began her career as a dental hygienist with Dr. Raines in Warsaw. After marrying Buddy, the love of her life, Dot devoted herself to her family. In later years, Dot was the Retiree Coordinator for Levi Strauss and Company and then enjoyed volunteering within the Richmond County School system and with Granny’s Attic. Dot was a member of Warsaw Baptist Church. Generations of members can fondly remember church picnics at Dot and Buddy’s beach.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Warsaw Baptist Church with Reverend Leslie Park officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bon Secours Evelyn D. Reinhardt Guest House at 1100 Libbie Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226.