Dorothy Felton Lovegrove

May 7, 1924 - October 4, 2019

05/07/1924 - 10/04/2019

Past Services

Sunday October 06, 2019

Sunday October 06, 2019
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Sunday October 06, 2019
3:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Additional Information:

Rev. Dr. Dave Rimel will be officiating the service.

Dorothy Felton Lovegrove, age 95 of Conway, passed away peacefully at her home on October 4, 2019.

She was born on May 7, 1924 to Moses and Elsie Lee Felton. Mrs. Lovegrove graduated from Colerain High School and Kee’s Coastal Business College in Norfolk, VA. Dorothy worked as bookkeeper for Beasley Oil Company in Colerain. She was married to William Robert Lovegrove, Jr. for thirty-five years. During her marriage she worked as a homemaker raising four children and farming with her husband. Following the death of her husband, she was employed as a manager at Mill Outlet Cloth in Lewiston. Mrs. Lovegrove was a member of the Sandy Run Baptist Church in Roxobel.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elsie Lee Felton, father, Moses S. Felton, husband, William Robert Lovegrove, Jr., son, William Spencer Lovegrove, brothers, Clinton E. Felton and Floyd M. Felton and granddaughter, Hollie J. Wells.

Dorothy is survived by her three daughters, Phyllis L. Williams and her husband Joel of Holly Springs, Nell L. Burgess and her husband Alton of Roanoke Rapids and Sandra L. Johnson and her husband Woodie of Conway; four grandsons, Chris Johnson and his wife Jeanne of Pendleton, Brad Williams of Holly Springs, Michael Williams of Charleston, SC and William Lovegrove of Asheville; two granddaughters, Jenny B. Jones and her husband Jody of Roanoke Rapids and Stephanie L. Marcos and husband Antonio of Washington; five great-granddaughters, Lauren Johnson, Karina Marcos, Veronica Marcos, Mikaylie Wells, Angelica Marcos; three great-grandsons, Gavin Jones, Fenton Wells and Marco Marcos.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2 pm with funeral services following at 3 pm at the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service. Burial will follow the chapel service at Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery.  Rev. Dr. Dave Rimel will be officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the caregivers, Jean Benthal, Betsy Boyce, Nicole Archer, Reina Woods and Lori Taylor.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square is handling the arrangements for the Lovegrove family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Carey Parker
4 years ago

Phyllis,Nell and Sandra – I just heard of the loss of your mom. So sorry to hear; I remember her as being such a kind and gentle lady.

Nelda Helmer
4 years ago

You are in my thoughts and prayers, such a sweet lady.

Margaret Aston
4 years ago

To all the family – We just learned today of your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Mike & Margaret Aston

Ruth Leggett
4 years ago

Phyllis, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts will be with you during this difficult time for you and your family.

Linwood and Evelyn Bryant
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss

Steve and Shirl Minton
4 years ago

Our sincere condolences. Mrs. Lovegrove was a lovely LADY!

Jeff and Sandy Daughtry
4 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family has been through so much! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lee and Gina Lovegrove
4 years ago

Lee and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Pastor Doug VanNiel, St. John
4 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers will be with the family as we honor Dorothy’s life, and look forward in hope to the resurrection from death to life through our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Mary June Phelps
4 years ago

I only knew her the last 20 years of her life, but because of her conviction to Christ and Family I was able to meet Phyllis, Nell, Hollie, get re-acquainted with Sandra, and love Spencer even more. I will always remember the back doors of the church swinging wide open and that little lady with her walker accompanied with one or more of her children coming in for the worship service. She is singing with the Saints today! Love you all and I know you will miss her.