Dorothy G. Gwaltney

Published 1:48 pm Friday, January 17, 2020

WINDSOR — Dorothy G. Gwaltney, 86, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 16, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Marguerite Walden and Stanley Lane Gwaltney. She was predeceased by her husband, William Albert Gwaltney; sister, Edith Lane Bell and brother-in-law Chuck G. Griffin. 

Dot was a member of Windsor Congregational Christian Church, the Martha S. Persons Sunday school class, the Women’s Fellowship and Circle #2.; the Woman’s Club of Windsor Inc. where she served as president for two administrations and chairman of most committees during her 60-plus years of membership; the Windsor Homemakers, a volunteer until recently with Suffolk Meals on Wheels, Friends of the Blackwater Regional Library/Windsor Branch since 1995 when the library opened, Bee Friends Quilting Group in Suffolk and Pat’s Weekly Scrapbooking Group.

Dot was well known for her notebook filled with recipes and numbers needed for purchasing supplies and cooking meals for a large number of people and her willingness to help whenever and wherever needed. She loved to read, sew, quilt, scrapbook and travel.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

She is survived by her daughters, Dianne G. Martz and husband Clay of Frederick, Md., and Susan G. Stephens of Williamsburg; sons, William A. Gwaltney and wife Becky, and Jesse Lane Gwaltney and wife Melanie, both of Windsor; 11 grandchildren Megan Gilliland (Nick), Atlee Martz (Kelli), Gus Martz (Mackenzie), Ashley Smith (Charlie), Hollis Bridges (Bobby), Brett Bowie (Daniel), Katelyn Britt (Jack), Trent Gwaltney, Lane Stephens, James Stephens and Sarah Stephens; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Peggy A. Gwaltney, Nancy G. Gillette (Percy) and Linda G. Griffin; and brother-in-law, William A Bell.

A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m. by the Rev. R. Samuel Askew in the Windsor Christian Church. Burial will be private. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Windsor Christian Church, P.O. 407, Windsor VA 23487. Condolences may be registered at