Dorothy Williams Earley age 91 of the 600 Block of Stokes St. in Ahoskie died Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Guardian Care of Ahoskie. She was born December 11, 1919 in Elizabeth City to the late William W. Williams and Mary Morgan Williams. She was the wife of the late Willard P. Earley.
She worked for Belk Department Store for several years and was a member of Ahoskie Freewill Baptist Church.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, February 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Ashley Memorial Chapel at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie. Rev. Joseph Futrell and Rev. Robert May will officiate. Burial will be private.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Jean Tinkham of Houston, TX, Jane Newsome and husband Bob of Winton and Joan Oster and husband Tom of Paducah, KY, grandchildren Alana Gogan, Alisa Koch, Tim Newsome, Lisa Newsome, Jennifer Goff, Jeremy Oster and Jodi McIntosh and 10 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister Pearl Powell and four brothers Bill, Ed, Bruce and Earl Williams.
The family will receive friends following the service at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie and other times at the home of her daughter Jane Newsome.
Memorials may be made to Chowan University, One University Place, Murfreesboro, NC, 27855 or to the charity or church of one‚??s choice.
Family of Mrs. Dorothy Early,
What a wonderful home going for Ms. Dorothy. She was one in a million in my life. I will never forget her encouragement and love she shared with my parents, Stanley and Barbara Wall and my sister, Elaine and I for so many years.
I know the last years have not been easy and I am thankful that today she is with others who have gone on ahead of us.
May God bless each of you. I know she is singing and walking in heaven praising the Lord.
Dear Jane,Bob& family, I was saddened upon hearing the news of your mother. May you find comfort in knowing that she is in a better place as well as the pleasant moments you have had over the many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I send my deepest sympathy and love. Fred Livermon
We were saddened to read about your mom’s death. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.I think your mom and ours were grade parents together so many years ago.I also worked at Belk’s when she was there. I have never forgotten how sweet and lovely a lady she was.