Dorothy Mae Dean Holderfield, 91, of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Friday evening, March 15, 2013.
She was born November 1, 1923 to the late Dossie Marshall Dean and Mattie Bell Smith Dean. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Milton Holderfield and devoted son, James Reginald Holderfield. Also preceding her in death is a sister, Doris Joyner and brothers, Leroy Dean, Troy Dean, Willard Dean and Bill Dean.
She is survived by her loving daughter-in-law, Barbara Boone Holderfield, granddaughters, Paige Holderfield Anderson, Tracy Holderfield Tisdale and husband Trescott Wright Tisdale, II, great-grandchildren, Brooks Anderson, Wright Tisdale and Ansley Tisdale. She is also survived by her sisters, Dollie Tannery and husband Graham Tannery and Delores Coppedge. She leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews.
Dorothy (Dot) spent most of her life with family in Raleigh, NC, and Charlotte, NC, where she was a charter member of Park Road Baptist Church. She loved church and had a very strong faith in Christ. She also enjoyed spending time with family and loved to travel. She had many treasured friendships and will be greatly missed by all.
The family would like to express special gratitude to nephews Thomas Joyner and Eric Tannery and nieces, Paula Tannery and Annette King for their incredible support during her illness. Also for the support from the staffs of Davis Health Care and Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy Holderfield’s memory to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrews mortuary.com
Andrews Mortuary Market Chapel, Wilmington, NC.