Dorothy Victoria Safriet Hensley

Published 9:58 am Monday, June 6, 2016

Mrs. Dorothy Victoria Safriet Hensley, 94, of Woodleaf, died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury.

She was born April 23, 1922, in Davie County to the late Arthur Eugene and Effie Mae McDaniel Safriet.Mrs. Hensley was a lifelong member of Needmore Baptist Church in Woodleaf where she had been a Sunday school teacher and had assisted many times with Vacation Bible School. Her first love was her family.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis Hensley; a son, Larry Eugene Hensley; 4 sisters, Ethel “Tom” Mayhew, Lorene West, Gladys Safriet and Thelma Gentle; and 2 brothers, Bill Safriet and Aaron Safriet, who was killed in action during World War II.

Survivors: 3 children, Jimmy Hensley (Pam), Brenda McIntosh (Dale), all of Woodleaf and Michael Hensley (Sarah) of Salisbury; 4 grandchildren, Melanie Haire (Jim), John McIntosh (Ashleigh), Aaron Hensley (Keren) and Samantha Hensley; 4 great-grandchildren, Cody Haire, Jake Haire, Ryan Hensley and Nicole Hensley; and a baby girl McIntosh on the way; 2 brothers, Jake Safriet (Shirley) of Statesville and Dink Safriet (Tammy) of Salisbury; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 7 at Needmore Baptist Church with the Revs. David Smith and Rick Safriet officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 6 at Eaton Funeral Home, Mocksville.

Memorials: Rowan County Meals on Wheels, 1307 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, 28159; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.