Dorothy  Merritte
Dorothy Merritte

October 13, 1933 - December 5, 2018
Resided in Richmond, VA
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Dorothy Baskerville Merritte went home to be with the Lord on December 5, 2018. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Emma Baskerville Coleman and General Baskerville, her husband Richard Merritte and son Michael Merritte.

Dorothy was born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia where she met and married her childhood sweetheart Richard Merritte. They later moved to Richmond, Virginia. From their 59 year union, 8 children were born: Nathaniel (Catherine), Richard (Patricia), Tena, Stanley (Sara), Michael, Maurice (Tonya), Rory, and Larry (April).

Dorothy was employed by Millhauser Bag Company for over 20 Years before retiring. She was a member of Great Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Winters and later, Reverend
Earl L. Bledsoe, where she served on the Loyal Ladies Usher Board, Alberta Morgan Missionary Board and Forever Young Seniors.

Everyone loved Momma “Dot”/Aunt “Dot”. She was the Matriarch of the family and the neighborhood. Momma “Dot” loved going to church and traveling, whether it was flying or by car, as long as she was in the front seat to give directions. She didn’t mind letting you know she was the oldest child and always in charge. She loved being around family and opened her heart and home to anyone who was in need.

She is survived by her children and six siblings: Christine White of Baltimore, Maryland, Leroy Baskerville of Brooklyn, New York, Ella Walker, Carolyn Jiggetts, Patricia Coleman and Mathew Coleman II, all of Richmond, Virginia; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews; god children Paulette and Preston Williamson, including one devoted, Daisy Robinson of Ruffin, North Carolina; cousins and friends.

Service dates and times can be viewed below.




Chiles Funeral Home
2100 Fairmount Ave.
Richmond, VA US 23223
Friday, December 14, 2018
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Service
Great Hope Baptist Church
2101 Venable Street
Richmond, VA US 23223
Saturday, December 15, 2018
12:00 PM
Oakwood Cemetery
Nine Mile Road
Richmond, VA US
Saturday, December 15, 2018