Dorothy “Dottie” Hollifield, 89, of Warrenton, a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to be with the Lord on September 29, 2018.
Dottie was born on June 1st, 1929 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to the late Omar and Pearl Wharton. After her high school graduation she moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for the FBI.
Dottie married the love of her life, Leonard Hollifield, on August 25, 1951. The couple then settled in Northern Virginia and raised their seven children. Later in life they moved to Luray, where they owned and operated the Pine Knoll Gift Shop. She loved watching Hallmark movies, doing word search finds, celebrating holidays and family get-together's. Any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. Dottie was a sweet soul who could warm anyone’s day with her smile and hugs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Hollifield and two of her sons, Dennis Hollifield and Duane Hollifield, as well as two brothers, Don Wharton and Gary Wharton.
She is survived by five of her children, Derrill (Chantal) Hollifield of Unionville, David (Karen) Hollifield of Strasburg, Doreen (Robert) Moore of Warrenton, Deanna (Todd) Kerby of Warrenton, and Carl (Maria) Hollifield of New Market. She is also survived by two siblings, Helen Fisher and Russell Wharton. Dottie also leaves behind 20 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Warrenton Bible Fellowship in Warrenton on Saturday, October 6, from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by a celebration of life service. The family will hold a private graveside burial at Fairfax Memorial Gardens on October 8.