Cathrine Meeks Dozier, 85, retired director of Parish Day School

Cathrine Meeks Dozier, 85, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. She was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Portsmouth to the late Elmer R. Meeks and Marion Mathews Meeks. She resided in Virginia Beach most of her life.

Mrs. Dozier graduated from Oceana High School in 1952 and from Longwood College in 1956. She was a teacher and retired after many years as the director of Parish Day School at Eastern Shore Chapel. She was a charter member of the Alpha Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and served on the board of the Oceana High School Alumni Association.

In retirement, she joined the Virginia Beach General Hospital Auxiliary, volunteering at the front desk for many years. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, where she served on the Altar Guild.

She was the wife of the late George W. Dozier Jr. and was preceded in death by three brothers, Bobby Meeks, Charles “Buddy” Meeks and Edgar Meeks; and two sisters, Mary Fruit and Dorothy McElligott. Survivors include her daughter, Alison McNabb; son-in-law, Michael McNabb; and grandchildren, Bailey and Zachary, all of Chesapeake; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Meeks of Virginia Beach; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank her personal caregivers who provided loving, compassionate care, allowing her wish of remaining in her home to be fulfilled.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at All Saints Episcopal Church, followed by a reception at the church. The very Rev. Dr. Stanley W. Sawyer will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to the Oceana High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, 828 Fort Raleigh Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451; or to the Parish Day School Butterfly Fund.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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