Funeral services were held on 02/27/2023 at Memory Chapel of Anderson Ragsdale Mortuary, with a burial following at Miramar National Cemetery. Final arrangements were entrusted to Anderson Ragsdale Mortuary.
Dorothy Lynn Robinson-Stonewall was born August 18, 1958, to the late Ella Ruth Cartwright-Robinson and George Robinson, in San Diego, California. Dorothy was born into a close, loving family and she was the youngest of her thirteen siblings.
She attended school in the San Diego Unified School District and graduated in 1976 from Herbert Hoover High School. Not to boast, but she also graduated “Best Dressed”.
Dorothy was a hard worker and she was gifted in many areas of employment. She was employed at UCSD Medical Center for many years; a school bus driver for the San Diego Unified Schools; San Diego County Records Department; a private caregiver and worked as an eighteen-wheeler truck driver for Secured Land Transport for six years.
Dorothy passed on February 4, 2023. She leaves to mourn her passing: husband, Dale K. Stonewall; daughter, Malia Michelle Portlock; son, Lascelles Anthony “Tony” Tai, all of San Diego, CA; two bonus daughters, Jennifer (Joseph) Kimani of Maryland and Ozella (Bradley) Lubinsky of California; grandchildren, D’Angelo Kennedy, Jaheim Crowley, Jamarcus Portlock, Simaya Tai, Christian and Jeniya Kimani, and Zoey Lubinsky; great-grandchildren, Kamia, Alaiyah, and D’Angelo, Jr. Kennedy.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Myesha Marie Kennedy; siblings, LaVern Cartwright-Swain, Henry Eugene Cartwright, Donald Ray Cartwright, Thomas “TC” Cartwright, Charles “Chuckie” Robinson, Lola Maurine Robinson-Ingram, and Harvey Raymond Robinson.
Dorothy’s memory, humor, love of life and family will be missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. East San Diego 38th Street won’t be the same!