January 21, 2023
Date of Service: January 24, 2023
Interment Location: Garden of Paradise
Dorothy Ann Orellana, age 77 of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away Saturday, January 21 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born to the late Thomas Charles Whitehead, Sr. and Mildred Hilbert Whitehead on September 19th in Camden, New Jersey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Dee Ellingsworth and brother, Thomas Whitehead.
Dorothy was of the Baptist faith having attended the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. She was known as a caring and giving person, who loved to cook, bake, and share meals with her family. Dorothy also loved to work puzzles and travel and held a special place in her heart for her cat “baby” whom she loved dearly.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Daniel C. Orellana of the home; her daughter, Kimberly S. DeNero of Elizabethton; three sons, Thomas Berish “Junior” and wife Michelle of Elizabethton, Jason Orellana and fiancé Crisandra Giorno of Bensalem, PA, Lincoln Orellana and Kristin of Elizabethton, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Dorothy will be conducted Tuesday, January 24, 2023 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway Percy Funeral Home at 2:00 PM with Mr. Josh Baggett officiating. The family will receive friends between the hours of 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM on Tuesday in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway Percy Funeral Home prior to the service.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Happy Valley Memorial Park following the funeral service. Active pallbearers will be T. J. Berish, Jason Orellana, Lincoln Orellana, John DeNero, Jr., Anthony DeNero, and Brendon Orellana. Honorary Pallbearer will be Adam Jacob Berish.
Online condolences may be shared and viewed with the family on our website www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway Percy Funeral and Cremation Services are honored to serve the Orellana family.