Lelia Louise DeBolt, 82, passed away on Feb. 16, 2015.
As a child, Louise grew up in Surry, Va. She moved to Hampton, Va., where she graduated from Hampton High School and married Don Burleigh DeBolt, who predeceased her in 2003. Louise lived in Gloucester for many years, but she moved to York County near the end of her life and attended Central United Methodist Church in Hampton, Va. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for many years, but her greatest vocation was as a loving mother and grandmother.
Known as a gentle, caring Southern woman, she dedicated her life to the comfort and support of her family. Her work ethic, quiet strength, and devotion to her family served as examples to her three daughters who fondly remember her love of animals, her sense of humor, and streak of occasional stubbornness. An excellent seamstress, she would be called upon by her girls to make curtains, dresses, costumes, and other various items.
Called “Weezy” and “Mama Ease” by her grandchildren, she was a quiet and loving influence in their lives. A few months before her passing, she welcomed her first great-grandson to the family. The family is so appreciative of her close circle of friends who visited her on a regular basis.
Louise was predeceased by her parents, Lelia Scott Holland and Reginald Dennis Holland; brothers, Gordon Holland, Dennis Holland, Russell Holland, and her sister, Margaret Holland Parrish.
Louise is survived by three daughters, Linda DuBose and her husband Clyde, Brenda Ashe and her husband Chuck, and Dawn Laughlin and her husband Mark. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Blaine Ashe of Miami, Fla., Michael DuBose and his wife Kristin of Newport News, David DuBose, Blacksburg, Va., Brooke Marble and her husband Jimmy of Gloucester, and Sydney Laughlin of Haymarket, Va. In addition, one great-grandson, Caleb DuBose.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the Freight Shed in Yorktown, Va.
Donations in Louise’s memory can be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Gloucester, 7066 Hayes Shopping Center, Hayes, Va. 23072.
Family and friends may share condolences and memories at www.hoggfh.com.