DOLORES PHILLIPS HENRY
Agnes Dolores Bradford Phillips Henry, age 80, formerly of Cambridge, died on Friday, September 16, 2011 in Newport News, Virginia. Dolores passed quietly to live eternally in heaven with her Lord and reunite with countless loved ones.
Born Agnes Dolores Bradford, she entered this world on September 14, 1931 in Cambridge, MD, as the second child of Bertsil Brinsfield and Ruth Pauline Adkins Bradford.
As the wife of a sailor in the United States Navy, Dolores spent many years living in and around Newport News, Virginia. While there she proudly worked for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia, where her love for history was fed. Eventually, Dolores returned home to Cambridge. She had a lifelong desire to be a nurse and she honored her calling for helping the ill by working at Dorchester General Hospital in the Emergency Department as well as working with the volunteer EMS. In time she went on to work at the American Red Cross in Easton and in the Garden center at Wal-mart in Cambridge.
From the union of a former marriage to the late Luther Preston Phillips are three children, Robert Preston Phillips (Bonnie), Patricia Eileen Dodson (George), and Bradford Clay Phillips (Janet). From those three, she was subsequently blessed with five grandchildren Jeannette M. Dodson-O’Connell (Kevin), Robert Preston Phillips, Jr. (Candy), Joy Elizabeth Dodson, George Donald Dodson, II (Kristina), and Bradford Clay Phillips, II; and was the proud great-grandmother to eight little darlings. She is also survived by an older sister Bertie Jean Pinson; many loving nephews, nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins than she could count!
Preceding her in death besides her parents was her brother-in-law Jerry Pinson; as well as all of her aunts and uncles.
She married Herman A. Henry in 1973, where she played many years of tennis and loved his children and friends.
Mrs. Henry was cremated. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24th at Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race St., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be Pastor Jay Hurley. Inurnment will follow at East New Market Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Mary Immaculate Hospital who helped with Dolores care as well as all the cards and phone calls from her friends, family and classmates during the short illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorials offerings may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race St., Cambridge, MD 21613.
Arrangements are entrusted to Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, MD. To view online condolences, please visit www.curran-bromwell.com