Brennita "Bernie" Denise Doleman

June 09, 2010
  • Brennita "Bernie" Denise Doleman

JAN. 25, 1973-JUNE 6, 2010

Brennita "Bernie" Denise Doleman, 37, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md.

Born Jan. 25, 1973, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Anthony Edward and Virginia "Anna" Ann (Goeins) Doleman.

She was the former wife of Brian Gossard, and the paternal granddaughter of Arnetta V. Doleman.

Bernie was a 1991 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. She was currently a sales associate and customer service representative for Civitan, Inc., Hagerstown.

She was a member of Ebenezer AME Church, Hagerstown.

In addition to her parents, former husband and grandmother, Bernie is survived by a son, David M. Doleman; a daughter, Shawndell C. Doleman; two brothers, Dwayne A. Doleman and Andy Smith; a sister, Delores Watts, and a special friend, Kenny Shaffer, all of Hagerstown.

Bernie was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Caesar V. Doleman, and maternal grandparents, George E. and Bessie V. (Fractes) Goeins.


The funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2010, at Christ's Reformed Church, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Her pastor, the Rev. Leroy Jackson, will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010, at the Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Anthony Doleman, 72 Wayside Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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