Vida Dorn

Vida Dorn

Suffolk, VA
08.08.1933 - 11.19.2018
Birthplace
North Carolina

Vida Dorn passed away on November 19, 2018. She is the daughter of the late George and Ida Merritt.

Vida was married for 63 years to Kenneth, she had a heart of gold, a love for the Lord, her family and cooking. She was the best “Mama”. Left to cherish her memory are her husband; son, Ralph Dorn; daughters, Cynthia Sykes (WD) and Shirley Smith (Randy); grandchildren, Kennie, Shelley, Dee, Daniel, Robbie and Carol; 9 great grandchildren, as well as special family Linda and Howard, Mary and Luis and family. Mrs. Dorn was also a member of Open Door Church.

A visitation will be held on Sunday Nov. 25, 2018 from 1 to 3 PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., the funeral service will follow immediately. Burial will be at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery on Wed, Nov. 28, 2018 at 11 AM. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Heartland Hospice of Suffolk. Condolences may be offered at RWBakerFH.com.

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners RD
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

Guestbook

Our hearts are heavy and sad for your family. Vida was loved by many and enjoyed the fellowship of her church for many years back in Virginia Beach. We know she will be missed by lots of people on Earth, but Heaven must have needed her. We hope that your family finds peace and comfort in their shared love. Shirley, we know how much you loved your mom, and we hope that you feel her presence in your heart. You were always a loving and wonderful daughter to her and you can be assured that you now have another guardian angel to watch over you. I'm sure glad Vida brought you into the world, because our family would not have as much love without you. Randy, Kennie, Rob, and Carol and their families are all lucky to have you and your love for them. We're very sorry that you are all dealing with this painful loss. Sending you love and comfort.

Sharon and Mike Miles

Ray and I met "Mom" & "Dad" only once; but enjoyed both of them immensely for the few hours we spent with them enjoying dinner and laughing about this and that. The love shared by "Mom" and her beloved was very obvious and a pleasure to observe. We know she will be missed very much; but she is, indeed, in a better place and will be with all her loved ones, past, present and future. May she rest in Peace as she witnesses God's love up close - very close. We send you prayers for comfort and healing grief.

Ray and Peg

Peg and Ray Cicirelli

Vida is home in the arms of Jesus now. She is one of the few ladies on this planet that I lovingly referred to as mom. She was and always will be my spiritual mom. And Ken. You will always be my spiritual dad. My heart is sad that I will not see her again anytime soon, but will one day rejoice forevermore when we stand together with Jesus our Lord. Thanks Vida for showing me how to live and how to love even the unlovely. For us it is not good bye, but it is goodnight for the day is quickly approaching. I will see you when the morning comes, for joy comes.in the morning.

Alan Whitmoyer

When Maria and I were a young couple, Vida and Ken welcomed us into their church, their home, and their lives as lovingly as could ever be. They were close and supportive friends, like family, when that love was exactly what we needed. Vida was always smiling, happy, and glad to see us. I remember her sweet voice as clear as day as she greeted us and asked about our family and shared what they were doing. I look forward to hearing that sweet voice again at the time when we are all reunited together with Christ. Our prayers are and will be lifted for peace, strength, and support for Ken and his family and our loving memory of Vida will be a joy until the day we all are together again and we will see her in person.

Charles Swift

My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more.

Hope

The death of a loved one is the most devastating experience a family can face. At times, the pain of the loss will seem unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief. Questions will come up about why do we suffer and die? Please go to www.jw.org to get satisfying answers to these and other questions about life. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Williams Family

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