Dolores Legursky Byrge, 85, of Beckley, WV passed away peacefully on August 13, 2021 in her beloved home with her family at her side. Dolores was born on Sept. 26, 1935 to her parents, Oscar and Lillie Walker in Stanaford, WV. The youngest of five children, she quickly earned her childhood nickname, “Hornet” by living live with an attitude.
Dolores loved God, life, her friends, family, church, and all animals. Though small in stature, she could be fierce in protecting those who fell under her wing. Dolores, Mom, Momma, Dee, Nanny and Super Nanny – she is a legend in the eyes of her family and friends. Her home, though filled with the many breakable and fragile things she loved, is a special place for all of the kids that have made memories there with her. It will always be filled with joy and laughter and traditions unique to each one.
Dolores was a member of the Sophia First Baptist Church for over 25 years. It is her second home and the members, her second family. She so loved all of the activities she participated in there over the years, but none more than Vacation Bible School. She missed those things most when her health no longer allowed her to help.
Dolores is preceded in death by her cherished husband, Howard. She is survived by her children, Wes and Clare Legursky of Seneca SC, Karla and Mark Draper of Boise ID, Wayne Legursky of Beckley WV, Susan Veramessa and fiancée Derrick of Timberlake VA, 8 grandchildren, 1 granddog, 16 great grandchildren, 3 great-granddogs and the best friend anyone could ever have, Becky Moran. They each hold a unique and special place in her heart and will miss her so very much.
A brief gathering of family and friends, officiated by Pastor Wayne Nutter, will be held in Mausoleum Building #3 at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 16, 2021.
No love of flowers in life or death, Dolores wanted none at her passing. If you feel called to honor her memory, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Mom ALWAYS chose the Humane Society of Raleigh County at 325 Gray Flats Road in Beckley.
“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”