Dottie Hurst


Mrs. Dottie Kay Hurst, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at her home in Onancock. Born Nov. 3, 1941, in Nassawadox, she was a daughter of the late George Lloyd Smith Jr. and the late Dorothy Cobb Smith.

Dottie graduated from Onancock High School in 1960. She worked as a cafeteria server at Perdue Farms for many years and later retired from the Hermitage in Onancock (now Commonwealth Senior Living). As a longtime member of Onancock Baptist Church, Dottie was a faithful servant of the Lord throughout her life.

Never one to sit still for long, Dottie always kept herself busy. She loved working in her flower gardens, spending countless hours weeding, pruning, and planting, and was often found in her kitchen baking or canning her famous pepper relish.

As it became more difficult for her to get around, Dottie’s mind and hands stayed active with crocheting, drawing, and preparing her much-beloved greeting cards that she religiously sent to family and friends each year. She was full of spunk, had a zest for life, was never afraid to speak her mind, and had the kindest of hearts. Dottie’s devotion to loved ones never wavered and her giving nature was known to friends, neighbors, and strangers. Her memory will be forever celebrated through the many lives she touched.

She is survived by her daughters, Laura Evans (Elton III), of Aylett, Belinda Winslow (Jim Campbell), of Virginia Beach, and Natalie Parks (Stewart), of Onancock; sister, Nancy Smith (Lawrence Jester), of Gargatha; brother, George Lloyd “G.L.” Smith III (Pat), of Accomac, and their son, Tommy, and his family; grandchildren, Rachel Carr (Michael), Elton Evans IV (Kayla), Jaime Romes (Matthew), William Winslow (Mariah), Autumn Parks, Jay Click (Leah), Will Parks, Russ Parks, and Nathan Click (Sydney); great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Waylon Carr and Isabella and Kinsley Parks; best friends, Peggy Rice and Carol Dale; and devoted neighbors, the Rev. Steve Miller and Vonda Miller. In addition to her parents, Dottie was predeceased by her grandson, Timothy Campbell.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at A Friend in Need Home Care and Riverside Home Health Care for the kindness and compassionate care given to Dottie over the last several years.

Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 17, at 11 a.m., with the Revs. Andy Cobb and Steve Miller officiating. There will be a visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Private interment will be held in the Fairview Lawn Cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted, or contributions in Dottie’s memory may be made to A Friend in Need Home Care, P.O. Box 165, Exmore, VA 23350.

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