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A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Dorothy “Dot” Fay (Pressley) Browning, 85, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.  

Dot was born in Asheville, North Carolina on December 11, 1934.  She graduated from the Salvation Army Training College in 1954.  The Salvation Army was a very important part of Dot’s life.  She was the Girl Guard and Sunbeam Director of the Salvation Army branch in Washington D.C.  This is where she met the love of her life, Bill Browning. She ran the Salvation Army kettle drive in Hampton, Virginia and also worked as the assistant manager of food service at the Williamsburg Pottery for many years.

Dot was a loving wife and mother.  She considered her faith and her family as the most important things in her life and lived her life as a Proverbs 31 wife.  In her spare time she loved to read, was an excellent cook and loved “yard sailing”.

Dot is survived by beloved her husband, William Browning Jr.; her children, William Browning III and his wife, Terry, Kimberly McLean and her husband, Markis and Sean Browning and his wife, Kendra; her brother, Grover Pressley and his wife, Shirley; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the Salvation Army.  Dorothy’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of the St. Francis Nursing Center and Heartland Hospice in Newport News, Virginia.  

A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date in Newport News, Virginia.

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#3 Christine J. Piggott 2020-04-19 21:05
I was very saddened to hear that Dot passed away. Please accept warm heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy. Just know that the Browning Family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort each of you during this difficult time. It was definitely an honor to know her. She was a great inspiration to me and many others. May Dot rest in peace. Love you and thinking of you. Christine
#2 Jean Jaynes 2020-04-13 22:16
Dottie was my sis-in-law for 57 years. She was one who I could confide in and know she kept what I told her. She was wise in her counsel and always a good friend. A great cook and loving mom to her three children and a host of others who sought her out. I shall miss her dearly, but know we will see each other again when I join her in Heaven.
#1 Nola Atkins 2020-04-12 13:53
My Condolences to Dot's family. I remember the good times we shared at the Groaning Board at Williamsburg during the Christmas Season. Knowing she will be missed, but knowing she will see you all again.

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