Dolores Leigh Harwood departed this life on Dec. 10, 2020 at Heron Cove Assisted Living Facility, Gloucester.
Dolores (Tee) was the daughter of Richard Ansley and Margariette (MiMi) Horsley Leigh and the wife of William Scott (Tootsie) Harwood Sr. of Gloucester. Dolores graduated Gloucester High School in 1960. She married William on June 12, 1960 at Bellamy Methodist Church. Directly following the wedding, the couple relocated to Georgia where they stayed for four months while William continued his service in the U.S. Army as a Communications Instructor at Fort Gordon. The couple returned to Gloucester in October of 1960 where they resided for the last 60 years on their farm in Gum Fork.
Dolores was a member of the Gloucester Woman’s Club and worked as a bookkeeper for Newport Boats with owner Harry Sindle. Dolores had a love for painting, spending much of her time seeking out images of landscapes, waterfowl and farm scenes to use for her compositions. She enjoyed joking with friends, and better yet, a well-played prank. Dolores dedicated her life to being a wife and mother to her children. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially during the holidays. She only saw the ‘goodness’ in people. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her husband, William Scott Harwood Sr.; her daughters, Tammy Harwood Kersey, Debbie Harwood Basta; son, William Scott Harwood Jr.; son-in-law, Ian George Kersey; daughter-in-law, Anna Millen Harwood; grandchildren, Emily Grace Kersey, Andrew Scott Kersey, Karlyn Marie (Karly) Harwood, Victoria Ansley (Tori) Harwood and Charles Finley Basta; brother, Richard Henry (Bubba) Leigh, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A private graveside service was held at Bellamy United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020.
The family extends many thanks to all who have visited and demonstrated love and care throughout the years. The family especially appreciates the care and kindness shown by Dr. Haggerty, his team, and the special group of caregivers at Heron Cove.
Memorial contributions may be given to Gloucester Volunteer Fire Department or a community service organization of choice.