Ann Oneida Jones Dempsey, age 81, of Springfield, Va. died at home on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Ann was born in the Old Alexandria Hospital, and attended Alexandria public schools. Ann married another Alexandria native, Joe G. Dempsey in 1954. They lived in Alexandria until 1972, until moving with their family to Fairfax County. Ann and Joe remained married for over 50 years, until his death in 2008.
Ann was a devoted mother and grandmother. She had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed the beach, sewing, crocheting, needlepoint, and spending time with her family. Her family and friends covet her special homemade blankets. She was also very accomplished in furniture restoration. Although she enjoyed family beach visits and casino outings, her focus was always her family and she delighted in her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include her three children: Son Gary (Diane) Dempsey; daughter Vicky Trump of Springfield, Va.; and son David (Jeanne) Dempsey; and eight grandchildren: Valerie (Peter) Riccardi, Gregory (Sarah) Dempsey, Benjamin (Anna) Trump, Jacob Trump, Joshua Trump, Sean and Michael Mullikin, and Matthew Dempsey. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Jack, Wyatt, and Georgia Riccardi; Kennedy, Colton and Beckett Dempsey.
Family received visitors on Sunday, Feb. 20 at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Road. Funeral services were held at Everly-Wheatley on Monday, Feb. 21 with interment immediately following at Mount Comfort Cemetery, 6600 South Kings Highway, Alexandria.