Lennie Frances Press Dickerson, beloved daughter of the late Howard and Myrtle Northam Press, was born on June 9, 1937. She departed this life on April 14, 2020 at her residence in New Church, Virginia.
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Lennie was educated in the Accomack County Public School system. At an early age, she confessed her love for Christ and joined St. Joseph Holiness Church in Atlantic, Virginia. In her lifetime, she was employed at different poultry companies, including Golden Pride and Tyson Foods from where she retired.
Lennie was united in holy matrimony to the late Walter G. Dickerson, Sr. Their union was blessed with six children, Walter, Jr., Eric, Derrick, Leslie, Lorrie, and Delbert. Lennie was committed to her family, especially to her children, grandchildren, and friends. She was kind to everyone that she came in contact with. Lennie always offered words of wisdom and encouragement and kept a positive outlook on life. She was kind-hearted, a great listener, and loved everyone. These qualities will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter G. Dickerson, Sr.; and three children, Eric Dickerson, Derrick Dickerson, and Leslie Dickerson.
She leaves to cherish her memory: three children, Lorrie Dickerson, Delbert Dickerson, both of New Church, VA, and Walter (Angela) Dickerson, Jr. of Temperanceville, VA; six grandchildren, Kimeko Dickerson, Latasha Dickerson, Lawrence Rue, Jermaine Schoolfield, Aaron Gilliard, and Rainiaih Brown; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Andrew Press and Calvin Press; two sisters, Florence Pitts and Mary Anne (Robert) Fisher; two sisters-in-law, Beluah Wallop and Doris Wallop; one brother-in-law, Ray (Ester) Dickerson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.