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August 14, 1925 ~ January 22, 2023

Dorothy Elizabeth Nesmith, 97, of Colonial Heights went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 22, 2023 at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin White and Roxzina Bushong and the wife of the late Charles H. Nesmith Sr. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Colonial Heights. She is survived by her children Charles H. Nesmith Jr. and wife Laura, Debora N. Anderson and husband Melvin, Glenn A. Nesmith, nine grandchildren Patricia Nesmith, Robert Nesmith (Audra), Michael Nesmith (Susie), Melvin Anderson III (Jamie), Melissa Bristow (Joey), Gregory Anderson(Ellis), Christi Fiorentini (Bobby), Nicholas Nesmith, Jacob Nesmith and 13 great grandchildren Skylar, Sydney, Trenton, Xander, Bryson, Tyler, Lily, Emory, Avery, Samuel, Sophia, Brooke and William. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 30, 2023 at 11:00 am in the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Mike Burchard officiating the burial, which will follow at Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Virginia. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Dorothy’s honor to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 3110 Greenwood Ave Colonial Heights, VA 23834 or to the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Richmond Chapter, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130 Glen Allen, VA 23060. Condolences may be registered at