Dorothy Mae (Sullivan) Gaither

Published 12:18 pm Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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Dorothy Mae (Sullivan) Gaither, 75, of Mocksville, died on May 27, 2021 at her residence in Davie County.

She was born Aug. 5, 1945 in Davie County, daughter of the late Debore Sullivan and the late Ruth (Bohannon) Sullivan.  She is also preceded in death by: her husband, Fredrick Gaither; and her brother, Debore Sullivan Jr.

She attended Davie County Schools and attended several churches in the community.  Sher worked for Drexel Heritage in the furniture industry for 15 years before retiring.  She was a spirited woman who loved sports, to dance and listen to old school music, but most of all she loved to be with her family.

Survivors: daughters, Patricia Young of Mocksville, LaVonya Leach (John) of Mocksville, Tanganyika Gaither of Mocksville; a brother, Marvin Sullivan (Genesta);  sisters, Geneva Spease (Leroy), Kathy Transom; a sister-in-law, Nora Ann Sullivan; her grandchildren, Joshua and Jamie Young, SaTonia, Terrell, Quintan, and Dejah Joyner, Tevin Gaither, Chad, Cory and Colby Heiner, Envee, London; and 7 great-grandchildren.

A visitation was held on Sunday, June 6 from 1-2: p.m. at New Jerusalem Apostolic Church. Her funeral service will follow at 2, officiated by the Rev. Rodney Barker.  A hospitality gathering for the family will be held at the Center Community Building after services.