Dolores Centeio Bessant

April 7, 1960 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 61)


Dolores Centeio Bessant was born April 7,1960 to the parents to the late Miguel Fernandez Centeio .And Maria Souza Centeio in Brava Cape Verde. 

She departed this life for her heavenly home on September 28, 2021 at Sentara Leigh Hospital,  VA Beach, VA.

She was a devoted and long time member of Tidewater Bible Way Church located in Portsmouth,Va. and currently the church family at Kingdom Cathedral.  After graduation from High School, she attended Kinyon-Campbell Business School in New Bedford Massachusetts. Her education from business school launched her to be employed at QVC for over 30 years where she was an example to others with the spirit of excellence. 

Dolores was a very caring mother, sister and friend who showed her love for humanity regardless of the persons condition. Because of her unconditional love for people,  she would often do without for herself just to help others in their need and she did it with service excellence.

She was predeceased by two Brothers, Joseph Centeio,and George Centeio.

She leaves to cherished her memories her one son Thomas Bessant Jr. (VA Beach), her Mother Maria D.Centeio; 4 Sisters: Magarida Dasylva (New Bedford Massachusetts), : Irma Carlisle (New Bedford Massachusetts}, : Flora Centeio (New Bedford Massachusetts), Margarida Masden  (Atlanta Georgia), 3 Brothers  David Monteiro-Praia (Cape Verde), Joaquin Centeio (New Bedford Massachusetts), Daniel Centeio (New Bedford Massachusetts), several nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. 



I'm home in heaven, dear ones
Oh! So happy!  And so bright!

There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting Light

Every restless tossing passed
I am now at PEACE FOREVER.

                                                Lovingly Submitted,
                                                    The FAMILY

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October 6, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fitchett Funeral Home Chapel
1821 Liberty Street
Chesapeake, VA 23324

Funeral Service
October 7, 2021

1:00 PM
Kingdom Cathedral
3820 Stoneshore Road
VA BCH, Virginia 23452

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