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Dorothy E. Green, age 84 of 922 Marks Rd., Cameron, NC passed on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Dorothy Elizabeth Washington Green (“Dot”) was born January 30, 1934 in Durham, North Carolina, and was the only daughter to the late Hodges Washington and Rosa Lee Leach.
Dot graduated from Johnsonville School as valedictorian in 1952. She then moved to New York, where she met her husband, the late Willie Green. While in New York, she worked and attended NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She was an active member of and Sunday school teacher at Solomon Temple Baptist Church in the Bronx, NY.
In the mid 1970’s, she returned home to care for her ailing mother and started working at Coty, from where she retired. The early nurturing of her faith came from her mother, Mrs. Rosa Brower. When Dot returned home, she joined Revival for Jesus Church on Hwy US 1. Later she moved her membership back to her former church, Spout Springs Presbyterian Church, where she was a dedicated elder and a member of Presbyterian Women’s Organization. Elder Green was always very vocal in expressing her faith and the goodness of God in her life. Dot attended Sunday school regularly and mid-week Bible study. Dot was a long time member of the senior adult choir and later became the church pianist, until her health began to fail.
Dot dedicated many years serving as a member of the Spout Springs-Johnsonville Community Development Organization and later became its President and remained so until her passing. Dot was also an active member of Harnett County Extension and Community Association (ECA). Dot was an integral part of her community and will be sorely missed by the many lives that she touched.
Dot was a fighter! She was battling a tough illness and fought until the very end. She loved her family dearly and was holding on for as long as she could. She was at peace with the Lord, and on August 1, 2018, she cradled her head in her arm, closed her eyes, sighed and went home. She is no longer in pain or suffering; she is singing with the angels in heaven, rejoicing in her new body that God has given her.
Dot leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, DeeDee, of The Bronx, NY: her grandson, James Flint, of The Bronx, NY; her devoted and beloved sister, Arlean Scott, of Springfield Gardens, NY, whom she loved so very much; two nieces, Gayle Scott, of Albany, NY; Robin Hughes, of Springfield Gardens, NY; two nephews, Scotty, of Albany, NY; and Eugene “Gene” Scott, of Cameron, NC. Gene stayed by her side and held her hand until she accepted the hands of the Lord. Last mention, but not least, her partner, Mr. Melvin Shropshire, Jr., with whom she traveled and shared many special moments. Dot loved her family. She also leaves her memories to a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was so appreciative of all the family and friends who loved her and devoted their time and efforts to assist her with all her medical needs, carrying her to and from her appointments. That dedication meant the world to her.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford