Dorothy Whitehead Harris

July 31, 1958 - October 15, 2020

07/31/1958 - 10/15/2020

Past Services

Saturday October 17, 2020
10:00 am - 11:45 am
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Saturday October 17, 2020
12:00 pm
Sunnyside Cemetery
4764 US-258
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

SCOTLAND NECK, NC – Dorothy Whitehead Harris, age 62, passed away on Thursday morning, October 15, 2020 at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.

Mrs. Harris was born on July 31, 1958 to Alton and Dorothy Whitehead in Nash County, NC. She was a loving mother, sister, daughter, and friend. Dorothy dedicated her last years of her life to taking care of her daddy and many others that needed help. She was a simple lady that loved the beach, where she could be seen fishing, or just sitting peacefully watching the seagulls and listening to beach music. She adored all animals of any kind. Dorothy cherished her family, especially her son. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Lorriane Woodard, and father, Alton Leroy Whitehead.

Dorothy is survived by her beloved son, Paul Russell Harris and wife Harlie of Tarboro; the father of her son, Paul Ray Harris of Scotland Neck, her sister, Beverly Whitehurst and husband Sonny of Rocky Mount; her brothers, Al Whitehead and wife Becky of Scotland Neck, and Bill Whitehead and partner, Sue Clegg of Rocky Mount; and special friend, John Gregory of Scotland Neck; along with numerous nieces and nephews..

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 12:00 pm at the Sunnyside Cemetery, Scotland Neck, NC, with Rev Dusty Sprouse officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service from 10:00 am until 11:45 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Copper Horse Farm, 656 Porter Road, Hollister, NC 27844 or online by clicking here.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Harris family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Donna Hux
3 years ago

I haven’t seen Dorothy Jane in many years, but she was always such a pretty girl, and had such a beautiful smile, and a very nice girl to be around. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all her family and friends.

Tami Slade
3 years ago

Sure will miss seeing Dorothy Jane around town. She was always such a kindhearted person. May God be the family during this time.

Bonnie Whitehurst
3 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Too young and such a loss.

Peggy Smith
3 years ago

I have precious fond memories of my cousin Dottie Jane, that’s what I called her. I will always remember her as young at heart, and a real sweet person. My condolences go out to all her family.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Roland W Edwards
3 years ago

I’m very saddened to hear of Dot’s passing. She was a beautiful person, inside and out, and greeted everyone with a kind and caring smile.
My deepest condolences and sympathies to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

Kay M Anthony Bell
3 years ago

Dorothy Jane was a very kind and sweet person. My pony ‘Little Lady” belonged to Dorothy Jane before Daddy surprised me with a pony of my own. When I was 11 years only Little Lady and I were in our 1st Scotland Neck Horse Show. Dorothy Jane took me under her wing letting me spend the night with her the night before the horse show. We stayed up most of the night getting everything ready. She even let me tag along with her at the horse show. We loved all the Whitehead family.
My thoughts and prayers for the family.

Steve McKinsey
3 years ago

Shocked to hear of Dot’s passing she will be deeply missed by everyone that knew her. She was always very sweet and kind to everyone she talk too . I will keep the family in my prayers Rest In Peace sweet lady !

Sissy Stewart
3 years ago

Dorothy Jane you were one of the most beautiful women in Scotland Neck. I’ll always remember your beautiful smile. Rest in Peace Dot, there’s a better place waiting for you ❤

Sissy Stewart
3 years ago

Dorothy Jane, You were one of the most beautiful women of Scotland Neck Always a smile on your face. I love you and I will miss you. Rest in peace sweet friend There’s a better place waiting for you ❤

Rhonda Mayer
3 years ago

Praying for family and friends as they mourn.