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Delores M Wise
May 7, 1958 ~ September 25, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Delores (Dee) M. Wise departed this life on September 25, 2023, at 9:30am while at Virginia Hospital Center. Delores Wise was born May 7, 1958, to the late Rhoda E. Walker in Washington, DC. Delores was the middle child, and the only girl of three siblings – Roland Walker, Robert (Fly) Nelson 3rd, and Marvin Nelson. Delores was reunited with her brother Robert (Fly), who departed this life May 7, 2012. Delores left her two brothers (Roland and Marvin) to cherish the memories shared amongst the three of them. Delores (Dee) Wise married the late James (Rick) Wise Jr. over 30 years ago. Delores is survived by three daughters: Latarsha (Tarsha) Nelson, Nicole (Nikki) Nelson, Erica (Booda & NuNu) Wise-Brown, and a son-inlove Delontae (Tae) Brown. Ten grandchildren: Marvia Nelson, DyAveon Nelson, Jasmine Hines (bonus grand-child), Ajaniya (Niya) Nelson-Blackeney, Kai Nelson, Christopher (Chris) Akins, Samantha (Sam) Akins, Jaleel (Jay) Nelson-Wise, James Wise, and Serenity (ReRe) Brown. Two great grandsons. Delores also had many loving relatives and friends that she leaves to cherish her loving memories. Delores graduated from Ballou Senior High School located in Washington, DC in 1976, and worked in various jobs thereafter while raising her daughters. Delores latest career was working in the Culpepper, VA public school systems as School Bus Driver Aide. Delores had plans to further her education; however, her husband fell ill with cancer, and she became his caregiver instead. Delores relocated back to Washington, DC where she had to restart her life as a widower. Delores was a proud member of Christ Kingdom Church (CKC), where she gave her life to Christ and got baptized in 2022 with her youngest daughter and family there to cheer and praise her on. Delores had plans to become more than just a member of the church, she wanted to be a part of the church and serve as an Usher. However, Delores struggled to make that dream become a reality. One thing she tackled before transitioning was being a cheerful giver. She made sure she got better in giving and reading her bible plus having her one-on-one time with God. Delores was the kind of woman that would give you the biggest hugs, a contagious smile, and still tell you about yourself to get you in order. Delores was also the kind of person you could just meet yet you would feel like you have known her for years. She gave the best advice and was easy to talk to without passing any judgement. Delores had so many dreams that she placed them on hold so that she could give her children the best life she knew possible. She taught her girls how life lessons that are now being taught to her grandchildren and great grandsons, to this day. Delores had many talents including cooking, sewing up her children’s clothes, nurturing, and counseling. Delores lived for 65 years; however, she felt like she was never ever able to tap into all she could do. Delores left this life worrying about her babies and whether they would be able to handle this life here without her. She spent her last days focusing on her children and grandchildren, and them living their lives the way God intends for us to. Delores was a huge part of this family, and her absence will forever be missed.