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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Dorothy Custis

Dorothy Mae "Sweetie" Custis

Tuesday, March 3rd, 1942 - Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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Dorothy Mae Custis, beloved daughter of the late Robert and Carrie Williams Deas, was born on March 3, 1942 in Newberry, South Carolina. She entered into eternal rest on October 7, 2020 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Dorothy received her education in the public schools of Newberry, South Carolina and was a graduate of Gallman High School. Following graduation, she relocated to Washington, DC where she resided for the remainder of her life. Dorothy began working in environmental services at Rogers Memorial Hospital and eventually retired from Prince George Hospital.

In 1971, while working at Rogers Memorial Hospital she caught the eye of James A. Custis. Her smiles illuminated the room and continued to captivate him until the day she departed this life. “Sweetie,” as he affectionately called her, united in holy matrimony with James “Dee Dee” Custis on April 22, 1978. They shared forty-two blissful years together. In their leisure, they enjoyed road trips to visit family and friends in South Carolina, Virginia, and Philadelphia. “Sweetie” and “Dee Dee” also enjoyed the monthly social gatherings with neighbors.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her four brothers, Earnest Deas, Moses Deas, Willie Deas, and Robert Coleman and one sister, Hattie Lake.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory her loving and devoted husband of forty-two years, James A. “Dee Dee” Custis; four sisters, Helen D. Fielding, Barbara J. Deas, Margaret D. Ruth, all of Washington, DC, and Mildred D. Simpkins of Newberry, SC; one sister-in-law, Willia Mae Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Whole Life Ministries International
    Address
    9000 E. Hampton Dr.
    Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, October 19th, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:00am
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    Monday, October 19th, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
    Location
    Adams United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Address
    23532 Lee Mont Rd.
    PARKSLEY, VA 23421
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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 19th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, October 19th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Adams United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Address
    23532 Lee Mont Rd.
    PARKSLEY, VA 23421
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    In the light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings in our facility. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
  • Interment

    Monday, October 19th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, October 19th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Adams United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Address
    23532 Lee Mont Rd.
    PARKSLEY, VA 23421
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