Dorothy Page Wiggs Priddy

Published 11:11 am Monday, October 1, 2018

Dorothy Page Wiggs Priddy, 101, died on Sept. 29, 2018.

Born Aug. 7, 1917, in Louisburg to Mozelle and Spencer Wiggs Sr. She spent her childhood in Louisburg. She moved to Winston-Salem in 1937 at the encouragement of aunts and uncles, joining them in a family business, Morrisette’s Department Store.   From 1942-1984, she was employed with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in accounting/clerical roles. She and husband “Mack” enjoyed life together for many years in Ardmore and then in the Meadowbrook community of Clemmons.  She spent her last 12 years at Homestead Hills Retirement Community in Winston-Salem.

She was predeceased by her husband Matthew Dread Priddy (2005) and her grandson Zachary Christopher Priddy (2016).

Survivors: her son, Michael Dread Priddy (Susanne); granddaughter, Michelle Priddy Stancil (Greg); step-granddaughter, Hannah Sartelle McDonald; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; and family friends Bob and Marianne Steagall. She was the last remaining of six Wiggs children and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Referred to as “Boo” by family and “Dot” by many friends, she was a lifelong member, first of Louisburg Baptist Church and then First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. She enjoyed jewelry-making, crocheting and needlepoint, having crafted more than 200 hand-made afghans over the years as well as numerous pieces of needlework.  She loved shopping and was once featured in the Winston-Salem newspaper about her collection of matching purses and shoes.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Hayworth-Miller, with visitation beforehand at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 3250 High Point Road, Winston-Salem.

Memorials: to the Priddy Family Fund, a scholarship fund at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education established by the family in honor of Dorothy’s 100th birthday in 2017. Checks should be made payable to UNC-CH Foundation with fund 223407 or Priddy Family Fund written on the memo line.  Mail to UNC Chapel Hill School of Education, Attn: Development, Peabody Hall, Suite 101, Campus Box 3500, Chapel Hill, 27599.