Dorothy Mae Ellis Keaton

Published 1:28 pm Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Mrs. Dorothy Mae Ellis Keaton, 86, of Advance, died on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

She loved her family very much and treasured every minute she spent with them. She loved going out to eat, listening to Dr. Charles Stanley and doing word search puzzles. She loved sitting on her porch swing watching the birds and squirrels and talking about the beautiful things God has given us.

She was born Feb. 25, 1935 to Floyd and Etta Ellis, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by: her husband, Frankie Monroe Keaton; an infant daughter, Linda; and a sister, Betty Dull.

Survivors: her children, Peggy Hendrix of Mocksville, Donna Custer (Dewey) of Cleveland, Judy Montgomery of Mocksville, Frankie Keaton (Karen) of Mocksville, Kathy Sparks (Tommy) of Mocksville, Lynn Naylor (Watson) of Mocksville, Jo Beamer (Jerry) of Yadkinville and Annette Beauchamp (Doug) of Advance; her little dog, Ally; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; her siblings, Janie Gallimore, Floyd Ellis, Margaret Foster, Frances Hepler and Steven Westerlage; and hundreds of children she babysat.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Bixby Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Advance with the Rev. Jimmy Truell officiating. Face masks and social distancing are requested by the family. The family will be at the home of her daughter, Peggy Hendrix Saturday, July 31 to Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Memorials : Bixby Presbyterian general fund, 1806 Fork Bixby Road Advance; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.