Dolores Lillian Adcock
Dolores Lillian Adcock
  • January 9, 1930 - December 3, 2017
  • Charlottesville, Virginia

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Dolores Lillian Adcock of Charlottesville, Virginia passed away peacefully Sunday, December 3, 2017 at her home with her loving and devoted daughter, Cheree Denby Taylor and faithful pet, Oliver by her side. Dolores was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was the sixth child of seven born to Lillian and John Weaver. Dolores lived a long and joy-filled life and spent her final years in her home as she wished.

The family would like to give special recognition to Dolores’s devoted and loving caregiver, Michele Sheffield. Michele spent the most time with Dolores during the last years of her life and provided her much tranquility and companionship.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, Lillian and John Weaver, and beloved step father, Charles Drimal all of Baltimore, MD; husband, M. Eugene “Gene” Adcock of Scottsville, VA; brothers John, Jerome, Calvin, and baby sister Eleanor.

Dolores is survived by her best friend and sister, Dorothy “Dotsie” Clark of Baltimore, MD, and her sister, Juanita Nacelli of Parker, CO. Dolores is also survived by her daughter, Cheree Denby Taylor and husband Stephen; her special daughter/granddaughter Gena Harris and husband Scott; her grandson Christopher Denby and wife Abby; and adored granddaughter Tiffany Polychrones and husband Jason. Dolores was blessed with 9 great-grandchildren, all of whom brought her much happiness and delight. Dolores is also survived by a host of extended family.

Dolores was compassionate and fiercely protective of her family and loved ones. As a child, she cared for and protected her siblings from worldly strife in the times of the Great Depression. Later in life, she took great pride in caring for her daughter and grandchildren. When her beloved husband Gene became ill, she passionately cared for him by his bedside in their home until the day he passed into heaven. Widowed, she remained faithful to him for 32 years and is now at peace and full of joy to be by his side once again.

Dolores was a strong, vibrant woman with a passion to serve. She would greet others with kind eyes, a large smile, open arms, and giving able hands—often with her famous zucchini bread. She spread and shared God’s love by assisting and supporting others. During her years of residing in Scottsville, Dolores was an active member of St. George’s Catholic Church and served in Social Ministry with her dear friend Mert Thomas and later served as a Eucharistic Minister at The Church of the Incarnation in Charlottesville. Along with these ministries, she selflessly volunteered as a teacher’s assistant in Gena’s elementary school as well as supported and cared for her grandson Christopher. Dolores also volunteered numerous hours ironing, straightening and fitting marching band uniforms for hundreds of children in her granddaughter Tiffany’s school where she was lovingly known as “Gammy”. Dolores always went out of her way for others and was loved by many for her generosity and kind heart.

Scottsville residents may best remember her sitting in the local library cross-stitching and crafting. Charlottesville residents may recall her creating delicious home-made pasta at Pasta By Valente or baking decadent cookies at Cookies By Design. Dolores was meticulous and took great pride in all that she did. In addition to these characteristics, Dolores was quite a comedian. Dolores could bring a smile and chuckle to all with her witty phrases and silly faces. Dolores kept her sense of humor and charisma throughout her life. All who knew her were blessed and will forever have wonderful memories of her extraordinary love for life.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations for social ministries to Lake Christian Church, 733 South Boston Rd, Palmyra, VA 22963.

Our family would also like to extend appreciation to the staff of Medi-Home Health and Hospice for the tremendous care they provided Dolores. We will be forever grateful.

The family invites you to celebrate the life of Dolores Lillian Adcock on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2 PM at Teague Funeral Home, 2260 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA.