Dot Colson


Mrs. Dorotha “Dot” Colson, of Eastville, went home to Jesus on June 8, 2022, at the age of 82. She was a daughter to the late Frank and Thelma (Fisher) Lodge, born on Sept. 20, 1939, in Philadelphia. She was raised in southern New Jersey where she met her husband, the late Phillip R. Colson, and married June 22, 1957. She retired from C&E Farms Inc.

Dorotha was a member of Cheriton United Methodist Church and had an unwavering faith in God. She enjoyed farming, traveling to Florida, NASCAR, puzzles, solitaire, but most of all being a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother.

Dorotha is survived by four children, Robert “Bob” (Sarah), Mark, Donna, and Denise Colson; five grandchildren, Ian, Justin, and Jessica Colson, and Corie and Casie Hutchison; and four great-grandchildren, Ashley, Katie, and Eric Colson, and Hermione Monroe.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 10 a.m., at Cheriton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Timmerman officiating and a New Jersey  memorial will be Saturday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m., at Harrisonville Methodist Church, 3 Main St., Harrisonville, NJ 08039.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cheriton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 297, Cheriton, VA 23316, or Cape Charles Christian School, 237 Tazewell Avenue, Cape Charles, VA 23310.

Dorotha was a beautiful woman both inside and out. She will be dearly missed.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles.
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