Dorothy Black

Obituary of Dorothy Jane Black

Dorothy Jane Ramsey Black, 98, of Annandale, VA. died Sunday, December 31, 2023. She was the daughter of Charles James Ramsey and Elizabeth Senora Parnell Ramsey and was born on August 8, 1925, in Columbus, Ga. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years, Harold Black; two brothers, Charles James Ramsey, Jr., and Leroy Michael Ramsey of Marietta, Ga.; and five sisters, Mary Ruth Ramsey Johnson of Marietta, GA, Annie Katherine Ramsey Thompson of Homer, Ga., Betty Geraldine Ramsey Spears of Marietta, Ga., Patricia Ann Ramsey Cook of Ellijay, Ga., and Barbara Jean Ramsey of Atlanta, Ga.

She is survived by her children, Harold M. Black (Gloria) of Hamilton, VA., Amelia L. Potter (Mitchell) of Arlington, VA., Andrew R. Black (Kathy) of Fairfax, VA, along with 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, sister Sandra Nell Ramsey Williams of Navarre, Fl. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dotty Black was a full time homemaker and a loving wife, mother, sister, friend, cousin, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. Always the extrovert, she never met a stranger in her life and was always ready to strike up a conversation or lend a helping hand. She loved being in the kitchen and experimenting with various recipes — always tweaking them to make them her own — and of course, NEVER giving away what made her food delicious. Outside the home, sitting at the bridge table and playing a competitive game of bridge was one of her greatest joys - attaining a Bronze Life Master ranking in 2017. She lived life to the fullest and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A brunch to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 10:00AM at Fort Myer Officer’s Club - Patton Hall, 214 Jackson Ave., Fort Myer, VA. 22211

To access Fort Myer :

DoD ID card holders (active/reserve/retired military personnel and their family members; federal workers and cleared contract personnel) -- may enter Fort Myer by presenting a Common Access Card (CAC) or DoD- or other federally-affiliated ID card.

All non-DoD or non-federally-affiliated ID card holders (includes visitors who do not qualify for DoD ID cards -- guests, volunteers, church goers and nannies, for example) will be directed to Hatfield Gate -- Washington Boulevard at South 2nd Street, Arlington, VA. These visitors must have an NCIC-III (National Crime Information Center) criminal history check prior to being granted access. To prevent long lines and backups at Hatfield Gate, these visitors are encouraged to pre-register at the Visitor Control Center in Building 415, on Fort Myer; or, apply online at:

Arrangements by Advent Funeral & Cremation Services, Falls Church, VA. 

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Celebration of Life Brunch

10:00 am
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Fort Myer Officer's Club-Patton Hall
214 Jackson Avenue
Fort Myer, Virginia, United States
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