Jennie Marie Dozier

July 26, 2012


Jennie Marie Dozier, 63, passed away July 26, 2012. Born in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Stacy and Marie Whitehurst.
Jennie taught at Rosemont Elementary School and retired from the Virginia Beach School System after 39 ½ years of dedicated service. She was a member of Deep Creek United Methodist Church.
Jennie leaves behind, her sister, Mary Ann Lewis and her husband George of Chesapeake; and her brother, Cecil Whitehurst of Chesapeake.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Deep Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. Jonathan L. Bennett officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Food Pantry of Deep Creek United Methodist Church and/or to a charity of ones choice. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake Chapel, is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Lynn Easton
7 years ago

Always smiling, always cheerful and happy. That’s how I remember Jennie! I think of the many lucky children who were taught by her, and how blessed they all were to have her teach them at the start of their young lives. I know Jennie is in Heaven helping God teach all the little ones up there!

Lisa Stamenkovich
7 years ago

I apologize for the tardiness as I just happened to stumble upon this and felt the urge to leave a msg.

Jennie was my oldest child’s first teacher for VBCPS in 1998 and I also ended up being a coworker of hers from 2007 until she retired. She gave my son the gift of the love of learning that he still carries with him as an Honor’s Student Jr @ ODU. Teaching “little people” was a joy for her as she told me many times and she is one reason why I became a sub-teacher for Rosemont Forest. I loved working with her and sometimes for her and watching how she turned on the magic lightbulbs in those Kindergartners eyes. Jennie has been missed this past year and will continue to be missed – always. May you find peace and happiness knowing how much joy &love she gave to so many.

Mindy Cahill
7 years ago

I had the pleasure of teaching with Jennie at Rosemont Forest. What a joyful person and a wonderful teacher. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. My sympathies to her family.

Sabrina Carey
7 years ago

I will always remember her. She was a friend,a mentor, and just a sweet, sweet lady.

Doris Meixel
7 years ago

Jennie was a wonderful friend and teacher and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. We love you, Ms. Dozier!

Jean & Philip May
7 years ago

Mary Ann and Buddy…. we would just like to offer you our prayers and love. We love you both and hope that you will find peace in all the fond Memories of Jennie…. she was a wonderful lady.

Amber Thomas Ogert
7 years ago

Mary Ann and Cecil,I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Only God can give peace during a time such as this but hopefully the prayers of many who care will ease the pain. May those wonderful memories give you comfort in the days ahead. Thinking of you at this time of sorrow and keeping you and your family in my prayers!

Doris Greene Jarrell
7 years ago

Mary Ann-I am so sorry to hear about Jennie, grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Thinking of you at this time of sorrow and keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Madeline Murphy
7 years ago

My son’s first teacher in Virginia Beach was Jennie Dozier. She was a caring, gifted, and wonderful teacher who touched many, many children’s lives.

She will be missed very much. My condolences to her family.

~Madeline Murphy

Monique Santos
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers goes to the family of Jennie. Jennie you enriched all the lives you touched. You will be missed more than words can say. God bless you!