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Jewel Juanita "Mimmi" Dabbs
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Obituary for Jewel Juanita "Mimmi" Dabbs

Jewel Juanita Dabbs (Mimmi), 86, of Danville, Va., passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, at Roman Eagle Memorial Home surrounded by family and friends. Juanita was born July 19, 1931, to Doc Wright and Gladys Pyron. She grew up in the Brosville community before marrying her husband, David Dabbs on January 21, 1950. He predeceased her on October 23, 2007. Juanita is survived by her children, Kathy Barts (Glenn), Kim Potter (Robert), Keith Dabbs (Kerry), Kristi John (Leo); 11 grandchildren, Dawn McBride, Heather Ringstaff, Crystal Barts, Wendy Motley, Blake Potter, Neatherly Ganey, Maggie Henderson, Sam Dabbs, Will Dabbs and Maya John. She is also survived by 15 great – grandchildren, 2 great – great – grandchildren, and her sister Sandra Schneider.

She was also predeceased by her brother, Herman Wright and sister, Barbara Ann Edmunds. She was affectionately known as Mimmi by her grandchildren. Juanita loved to “get in the car and go somewhere”. Whether it was visiting her children and family out of town, traveling with her daughter and husband, or just riding around the country looking for beautiful scenery, her family meant the world to her and she loved cooking for all of them, especially for lunch on Sunday. She will always be remembered by her family and friends for her sweet, giving, and nurturing spirit. She will be missed dearly by everyone who knew and loved her.

The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the staff of Roman Eagle Nursing Home for loving and caring for her these past couple of years.

The family will receive friends Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Turnpike, Danville, and at other times at the home of her daughter, Kathy Barts.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel with interment at Schoolfield Cemetery, with Rev. Myron Bruce officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the First Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 1810 N. Main St, Danville, VA 24540.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Turnpike., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Dabbs family. Online condolences may be made at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Funeral Service




11:00 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Cemetery Details


Schoolfield Cemetery

360 Schoolfield Drive
Danville, VA 24541

Memorial Contribution

First Pentecostal Holiness Church

1810 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540
Building Fund

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