Dorothy Mae Walters

Dorothy Mae Walters, 79, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away at her home on Saturday, August 29, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Walters was born on February 23, 1941 in Front Royal, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Omer Wallace Cameron and Custis Virginia Henry Cameron. On October 27, 1967 she married the love of her life, James Preston “JP” Walters, and they spent 39 years together until his death in 2006.

Mrs. Walters had many jobs, but her calling was taking care of the elderly in her home, which she did for many years. She was a very devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Walters will be remembered as a woman that put her family above all else. She was strong-willed, determined, extremely caring and loved traveling each year with her family to Tennessee. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Mrs. Walters also believed strongly in the Grace and Glory of GOD, and lived her life walking in faith.

Mrs. Walters was the devoted mother to her six children, Patricia Thompson, Teresa Bywaters (David), Connie Perez (John), James Preston Walters II (Abby), Deborah Smith (John) and Allen Walters (Christina).

She was the loving grandmother to her nine grandchildren, Jennifer Feehan (John), Ian Thompson, Brandon Walters, Dorie Walters, Colton Cook, Avery Smith, Ryson Walters, Breslyn Walters and Atticus Smith. She was also the adored great grandmother to Piper Feehan.

Mrs. Walters is also survived by her sister, Helen Poe and numerous nieces and nephews. Although she loved all of them very much, she enjoyed a special bond with her nephew, Jim Wines, who lovingly referred to her as “Mom”.

In addition to her husband and parents she is predeceased by her daughter, Brenda Kay Payne, son-in-law, Gary Thompson and siblings, Wally Ralls, Mildred Knipe, Jeanette Lyons and Elizabeth Salzman.

At her request there will be no formal memorial service to celebrate her life. She requested something done privately with just her children and grandchildren.

If anyone would like to make a donation in her honor, please contribute to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St. #405, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

  13 comments for “Dorothy Mae Walters

  1. Charlotte Turnmeyer
    August 31, 2020 at 12:49 am

    My heart goes out to the whole family. Never easy to lose a parent, and she sure gave it a great fight. May her memories keep you strong during this difficult time.

    • teresa bywaters
      September 3, 2020 at 11:28 pm

      Thank you for your condolences.

  2. James P Walters
    August 31, 2020 at 1:42 am

    Give my condolences to the family..
    James Walters ( Dicky)

    • teresa bywaters
      September 3, 2020 at 11:27 pm

      Thank you for the condolences you sent our family appreciates the sentiment.

  3. Shelia lang
    August 31, 2020 at 2:50 am

    I have so many great memories on the mountain with her and uncle jay ..rolling down the big hill with terry and her yelling stop that your going to get hurt her meals,.and sitting in the big farm house listening to her and her sisters talk about their childhood..I love and will forever miss you ..thank you so much for the wonderful memories..and to my cousins..I love you all and heart is with you

    • Lorrie Rutherford
      September 2, 2020 at 2:49 am

      I am deeply saddened to hear of Dot’s passing.and am my sending my sincerest condolences to the family. Dot was one of the most beautiful people I have ever known. I never heard her say a bad word, never heard her speak poorly of another, and loved her family and friends unconditionally. If there was ever an Angel that walked on this Earth it was Dot… Godspeed dear Lady, JPs been waiting for ya….

      • teresa l bywaters
        September 3, 2020 at 11:39 pm

        Thank you Lorrie for your condolences. It warms my heart to hear you speak of my Mom with such high regard. My family appreciates all of your kind words.

    • teresa l bywaters
      September 3, 2020 at 11:35 pm

      Thank you Shelia for sharing one of many memories we all had when you would visit. It was a simpler time back then and this story reminds me of them all sitting around the table and hearing all the sisters laughing especially your Mom. I know that Mom and her sisters are doing the same as we speak what a reunion they must be having. Thank you 🙂

  4. Ashley Hicks
    September 1, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Sending my condolences at this time. I will greatly miss Dorothy and all the nice talks we’ve had. She was a very strong woman. Keeping the whole family in my prayers during this difficult time.

    • teresa bywaters
      September 3, 2020 at 11:23 pm

      My family and I greatly appreciate the kind words about our Mother and prayers. Thank you.

  5. Matthew Malatesta
    September 2, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Extending my heartfelt sympathy to the entire Walters family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • teresa bywaters
      September 3, 2020 at 11:21 pm

      Thank you for your kind words and prayers my family and I appreciate it.

  6. Stanley Morehead
    January 9, 2021 at 4:39 am

    Dear Jamie, Abby and family,

    Patsy and I are so sorry to hear about your mother passing away. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and if we can help in anyway please feel free to call on us

    Stanley & Patsy Morehead

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