Dorothy LeMore Petifer - January 12, 2007
Dorothy "Dot" LeMore Speight Petifer, 61, of the Belgrade Community,
Maysville, formerly of Silverdale, entered into eternal rest on Friday,
January 12, 2007 at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Betty Townsend in
Silverdale. Homegoing Services will be held on Wednesday, January 17,
at 12 Noon at the Abundant Life International Baptist Cathedral Church,
1518 Gumbranch Rd., Jacksonville with the Bishop Aubrey G. Mullin, Jr.,
Pastor, Co-Pastor, Vanessa Mullin, Officiating and Bishop Earl Purvis,
Eulogist. Interment will follow in the Jones-Petifer Family Cememtery.
Dot taught in the Onslow County School System for 20 years as a
Assistant with dedicated service to White Oak High School, Sothwest
School, Jacksonville High School and lastly, retiring from Summersill
Elementary School. Dot was also a School Bus Driver for a number years.
She was an ordained Non-Denominational Minister and enjoyed
with many churches in the Onslow-Jones Counties and surrounding areas.
Dot was blessed with the special touch and care of gardening and floral
arrangements; she truly loved a beautiful garden. During her childhood
years, she was a member of the family church, St. Paul A.M.E. Zion
Silverdale and after marriage to David, moved her membership to St.
Stephens A.M.E. Zion Church, Belgrade Community.
She was predeceased by her father, Leander Gray Speight; her
Wendy Noreen Petifer and one brother, Mitchell Mason.
She is survived by her husband, David Petifer of the home; 1 SON, Otis
Petifer (Aliecia) of Durham; 2 DAUGHTERS, Valerie (Keith) Gutknecht of
Menomonie, Wisconsin and Robin Petifer of Atlanta; 6 GRANDCHILDREN;
her mother, Olether Mattocks Montford of Silverdale; 1 BROTHER, Herman
Speight of Rocky Mount; 6 SISTERS, Estella Taylor and Leola Monroe both
Newport News, Virginia, Carol Bruce of Griffin, Georgia, Annie Norman
Betty Townsend both of Jacksonville, and Audrey Chadwick of Callio,
Virginia; mother-in-law, Georgia Williams of the Belgrade Community;
7 brothers-in-law; 3 sisters-in-law and a host of neices, newphews,
cousins, other relatives, loving friends and beautiful flowers.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, Janaury 16, 2007 from 6-8 PM at
Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., 150 Williamsburg Parkway, Jacksonville, on
Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the service and all other
at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Betty Towsend, in Silverdale.
Her remains are resting peacefully at Morgan Funeral Home, Inc.,