Alice Faye Harrell Dortch

September 2, 1939 - March 16, 2022

09/02/1939 - 03/16/2022

Past Services

Friday March 25, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Saturday March 26, 2022

Saturday March 26, 2022
1:00 pm
Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church
2209 Highway 13
Ahoskie, NC 27910

On March 16, Alice Faye Dortch, 82, went home to be with our Lord and Savior after a lengthy illness.

Born of the late James and Maggie Harrell on September 2, 1939, in Aulander NC

Her earlier years were spent as a daughter of a simple sharecropper, she never dreamed that she would travel around the world touching all those she met.   She was a service wife, homemaker, entrepreneur, Pentecostal Minister, and missionary, spreading the word of God in Africa.   However, she deemed her greatest accomplishment as that of a wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.  She was an inspiration to those who knew her and never met a stranger.  Her name “Alice” means noble and light.   She truly lived up to her name, as her smile would bring light into the darkest times. She was known as a kind soul, providing loving words of wisdom and comfort to hurting hearts.  Alice was a great prayer warrior and prayed over her family daily.

The family finds comfort in scripture and knowing Alice is in the loving arms of Jesus.

Brothers and Sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.   1 Thessalonians 4:13

Alice is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert Earl Dortch, her parents, brothers, sisters and Grandsons, Sean Joseph Robert Dortch and Robert Alan Bolick.

Left to Cherish her memory are a daughter Valerie Gitt, husband Mark, sons, James Dortch, wife Cindy, Daniel Dortch, wife Dee. grandchildren; Brandon Bolick, wife Amanda, Nicholas Bolick, Emry Daniel, Zachary Daniel, Daniel Dortch, Jared Daniel, Amber Dortch, Thomas Dortch. great grandchildren: Noah Bolick, Jackson Bolick, Owen Bolick.

The family would like to thank Avalon Hospice for the love and care they provided.  They are truly angels.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 25, 6-8 pm, at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A luncheon will be held on March 26, 11 am at Higher Ground Church for the immediate family, with service at 1pm, followed by interment at Sunnyside Cemetery, Scotland Neck, NC.

The family ask that memorial donations be made to help with funeral and travel expenses by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Dortch family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Ted Smith
2 years ago

I Did not know Alice but I served with her Son in the military. Her Son was a Good and Dependable Soldier with a Kind Heart. I knew he had a Good Upbringing and I can see his Mother had allot to do with that. Condolences from Me and my Family, All of You are in Our Daily Prayers. God Bless.

Ted Smith
2 years ago

I did not know Alice, but I Served With Her Son in the Military. He was a Good Soldier with a Kind Heart and I always knew he had a Very Good upbringing. I’m sure much of it was done by his Good and Loving Mother. Condolences from me and My Family and all of You are in our Daily Prayers.

Julie L. Shields
2 years ago

Mrs. Dortch was such a wonderful grandmother to Daniel when he attended Bearfield Primary. She was such a supportive and loving person! We loved seeing her and talking with her.
Sending love and prayers to the family!

Donna Thomas
2 years ago

I knew you’d mom and dad from hechinger. Sweet people.

Donna Thomas
2 years ago

I knew your mom and dad from Hechinger. They were so sweet. So sorry for your loss.

Jeff Dial
2 years ago

Mrs. Dortch always made me feel welcome. She was such a kind person. I am glad she knew the Lord, but saddened at her passing. My deepest condolences to Robbie, Danny, Valerie and Daniel, along with everyone else who is grieving this loss.

Liz and Scott Ewig
2 years ago

Our deepest condolences. Wishing your family comfort during this difficult time.

Elizabeth Ewig
2 years ago

Our condolences. Wishing your family healing comfort during this difficult time!

Alice and Bill Pittman
2 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. May the peace if the Lord be with you and may your wonderful memories keep her close to your heart.

Kimberly Baker
2 years ago

Thank you for all the love you shared with me and my sons through the years . You were always a great mom and grandmother! You are loved and will truly be missed