Doris Lee Dickerson-Wallop, daughter of the late Virgie and James Dickerson, was born on February 29, 1928 in Horntown, Virginia. She departed this life in the early morning of August 18, 2020 at her home in Pocomoke City, Maryland.
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Doris was educated in the Accomack County School System. At a very early age, she confessed Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior and joined Dea’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Horntown, VA, where she faithfully served as an usher for many, many years. Doris was never shy about sharing her testimony and relished in every opportunity to boldly praise God by proclaiming His goodness to all who had an ‘ear to hear,’ while intently pacing the aisles.
She was married at a young age to the love of her life, the late Thomas Beatrice Wallop of Horntown, VA. Fourteen children were born from their union: Barbara Ann Wallop, Mildred E. Wallop, Shirlene Wallop, Thomas A. Wallop, Sr., Doris A. Wallop, Dorine E. Wallop, Lossie Mae Wallop, Sherlock Wallop, Gregory L. Wallop, Sr., Sodoria V. Wallop, Randell B. Wallop, Melvin W. Wallop, R. Regina Wallop-Fisher, and Terell James Wallop.
In her lifetime, Doris was a hard fieldworker and was employed by many poultry companies, namely P&L in Stockton, MD and Hudson Foods in Berlin, MD.
Doris was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who absolutely adored her family. While known for being loving, cordial and kind, she was also a feisty little lady. She would confidently tell anyone “I’m a small piece of leather, but I’m well put together!” Doris was quick-witted and had many sayings and quotes that will cause everyone who knew her well to shake their head and giggle as they consider what her clever commentary would be on a given scenario. Her insight and energy will be sorely missed by her family, friends, and many others.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgie Townsend and James Dickerson; her husband, Thomas B. Wallop; five children: Barbara Ann Wallop, Shirlene Wallop, Sherlock Wallop, Lossie Mae Wallop, and Terell James Wallop; her grandson, Terence M. Schoolfield; five sisters: Holland, Mary, Irene, Edna, and Lois; and four brothers: Walt, Clarence, Dover, and John.
Among those left to fondly cherish her memory are nine children: Mildred E. Wallop of Salisbury, MD; Thomas A. (Sylvia) Wallop, Sr. of Dover, DE; Doris A. Wallop of Pocomoke, MD; Dorine E. Wallop of Pocomoke, MD; Gregory L. Wallop, Sr. of Crisfield, MD; Sodoria V. Wallop of Salisbury, MD; Randall B. (Karen) Wallop of Salisbury, MD; Melvin W. (Cindy) Wallop of Onley, VA; Teen R. Wallop-Fisher of Dover, DE; a host of beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; two sisters: Beulah Wallop and Hazel (Earl) Marshall; two brothers: William (Esther) Dickerson and JC Lankford; and one brother-in-law, Ervin Austin. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.