Dorothy Boyd Davis

January 20, 1959 - April 21, 2015

01/20/1959 - 04/21/2015

Virginia Beach-Dorothy Boyd Davis
went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 21, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was the daughter of William and Betty Boyd of Norfolk.
Dorothy was a 1977 graduate of
Booker T. Washington and attended Tidewater Community College.
She was a self-employed title search examiner.
In addition to her parents, left to cherish her memory is her husband, Melvin Davis, of Virginia Beach; daughters Megan Forstner Brian of Virginia Beach; Morgan Gallaher Doug of Virginia Beach; stepson, Clay Davis of Chesapeake; sisters Betty Boyd Hoag Mike of Chesapeake; Billie Boyd Russell Todd of Chesapeake; brothers Stephen Boyd of Chesapeake and Mark Boyd Leah of Zuni; grandchildren Ayden and Adyson Forstner, Charlee and Jaxx Gallaher; and eight nieces and nephews.
Dorothy’s passion in life was spending time with her daughters, Megan and Morgan, and being “Meme” to her beautiful grandchildren, affectionately known as her “Onions”.
The most important thing in her life was her family. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
All services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Mark Kitchen
8 years ago

Dear Billie, I am so sad to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I know you will miss her dearly. I will always remember our times we spent together. I hope you and your family will find peace and comfort in Jesus. All my love and prayers.

Mark Kitchen

Susan Nolin Hogan
8 years ago

Dear Boyd Family, Dorothy was my best friend in high school, the catalyst in my meeting my future husband and the maid of honor at our wedding. Though we’d lost touch over the years, I will never forget what a funny, beautiful person she was. The world is a little dimmer without her here.

Sharon H, Shaheen Law Firm, Richmond
8 years ago

Dear Davis Family,

Dorothy was very special to our firm and we will miss her very much. Dorothy was more than just a title examiner, I considered her a friend and will always remember how she went that extra mile for us every time we called. She was one of a kind and I am a better person for knowing her.

Michele Castner
8 years ago

Dear Mel and family, I am so saddened for the loss of Dorothy, “Dot” “Dot”. She by far was one of the most adorable, loving, funny, cheerful and REAL people I have ever known with a heart made of pure gold. I am better off today for knowing her and I know that she is in Heaven because that is where God brings these very SPECIAL people to become beautiful Angels! Out of all the people I have lost in the past Dorothy’s passing has touched me very deeply. God bless her daughters and her little “onions” – Oh how she lit up talking about her family!! This was a tough one!! I will pray that you will have peace and know that she is looking down and probably wondering what all the “trifflin” hoop-la is about! She is the brightest star in the sky!

Cliff & Rhonda Wood
8 years ago

Dear Melvin Davis and Family,

Please know that we are deeply sadden to learn of the passing of Dorothy. Her vibrant zeal for life and compassion for her fellowman shall forever remain prevalent in our mind. May the God that we serve grant you “Peace & Comfort” during this challenging period.

Maureen Meyer
8 years ago

Dorothy was a lovely lady . I worked with her in PT and she always had a smile, was so bubbly. She truly did love her family and spoke about you all often. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for Dorothy and your family

Rob and Charity Jobe
8 years ago

Dorothy was a wonderful, sweet and friendly person to my wife and I. Our Prayers are with you Mel. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask.

Mark Morehouse
8 years ago

Dorothy will be missed by all who knew her. She was respected and loved by a great many folks. Her passion for life and her family were at the highest levels. My thoughts and prayers to the family, Mark

Dorothy Horton
8 years ago

I am deeply saddened to hear of Dorothy’s home-going. We were friends at Booker T. We reunited via Facebook a couple years ago after not seeing each other for 30 years. I loved hearing about her daughters & her “onions”. She rejoiced with me recently when my first grandbaby arrived. Once in high school, we swapped home rooms because we were both Dorothy. : I remember seeing each other afterwards & laughing because we tricked the teachers. May God comfort your hearts & give you peace like only He can. With love & prayers, Dorothy Horton

Sharon Cardillo
8 years ago

I am filled with much sadness to learn of Dorothy’s homegoing. Her love for her family and her giving heart stand out to define who she was. I was privileged to be one of her co-workers for many years. She was a team player and encouraged us all with her “readiness at the helm” spirit. She treated each person with fairness, respect and her willingness to go the extra mile. Not only was she knowledgeable and an expert in her field, she never hesitated to lift your spirit in the process. I am better for having known her. My love and prayers to her sweet family.

Sharon Cardillo

Teresa Lloyd
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dorothy in the Virginia Beach record room; she was one of the nicest people I have ever worked with; she never said a bad word about anyone. She was generous, funny and joyful. She will be missed so much. My prayers are with her family. Teresa

Carol Hare
8 years ago

I am still in shock over Dorothy’s passing. She was SOMETHING ELSE and so special to many. I remember hearing the cheering stories when I was in the record room. Her e-mail address of “Spirit Mom” is now her true title, because I am quite sure she will be with you, Megan & Morgan, in spirit, cheering you on. All the best in dealing with your loss of your dear Mom.


8 years ago

I miss you my beautiful sister. I know your biggest fear was leaving us but we are all taking care of each other. I will see you in heaven.

Cathy Nunnally
8 years ago

I was shocked to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I feel very sad and I still have trouble believing that I will not see her again. Although we lost touch, I have fond memories of her and those “Cheer Mom” days watching our daughters. We would scream! Yell! and Cheer them on. All the ponytails, makeup, bows, practices, competitions, saying nothing about all the traveling we did for 2 minutes and 30 seconds on the floor, we loved it and always had fun. She made it better. I have missed her. She was so proud of Megan and Morgan and was their biggest fan and cheerleader. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.

Bill Congleton
8 years ago

I’ll always remember the smile and the dynamic person who became one of my best friends! God Bless!

Lyne Brown
8 years ago

I’m still stunned and saddened from hearing of the passing of Dorothy. I worked with her many years and her smile and cute sense of humor was always a greeting. We had been away from each for a number of years but ran into each other at a seminar a couple of years ago and got to catch up on life, her happiness in her family and proud smile of her grandchildren radiated. I pray for your comfort as she travels on and know that she will always been watching over you. Heartfelt sympathy and may her memories make you smile as bright as her smile was. May God bless your family ~

D. J. Johnson
8 years ago

Mel and family,

My deepest condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I knew Dorothy several years ago when she first met Mel and what a beautiful smile on a beautiful lady. I will miss her, as will anyone who had the chance to experience her sparkling personality.

janet ward
8 years ago

Mel and family, I was truly shocked and saddened to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I pray that you and your family find comfort and strength in time. Dorothy was such a compassionate loving person. She will be missed,but her Spirit will continue to Bless all who knew her.

Carol F. Gunter
8 years ago

My daughter,Erin,cheered with Morgan and Megan. I saw Dorothy several times a week, she was always so much fun to be around and she truly loved her girls. She will be missed.

Jim Fallon
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy and prayers to this wonderful family…

Kathy Brantley
8 years ago

My thoughts, prayers and love are with the entire Boyd family. I pray that you take comfort knowing that Dorothy is now in our Lord’s safe and loving arms. She will be greatly missed at our family gatherings. Thinking of her daily.

John % Pam Aldrich
8 years ago

Our hearts go out to you

Sandra Spicer Bunch
8 years ago

To Billie Kay and family. You have my deepest condolences. As a teenager I remember Dorothy, Betty and my friend Billie Kay. Such beautiful girls with a wonderful sense of humor. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you comfort, peace and healing. You and your family are in my prayers. Blessings! Sandra Spicer Bunch

Anne and Tony Russell
8 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Cherish all of the wonderful memories you have of Dorothy. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Donna Beach
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I know you all will miss her dearly but she will live on in your heart and memories. Every time you look at Megan or Morgan or her “onions” you will see Dorothy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Danny Lynch
8 years ago

Wishing You Peacefulness in Your time of sorrow. Love, Your Cousin