Dorsie "Dot" Kennedy Wheeler, age 103, of Henrietta, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, June 3, 2016.
Born September 12, 1912 in Rutherford County, NC, she was a daughter to the late Fred Kennedy and Rose Ann Buice Kennedy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-eight years, Tommy Wheeler; daughter, Rita Marlene Wheeler; and son-in-law, Cecil Clark.
Mrs. Wheeler was the oldest living member of First Baptist Church of Henrietta. She retired from Burlington Industries after 40 years of service and enjoyed cooking, gardening and shopping.
Survivors include her four children, Clark Wheeler and wife Mavis of Henrietta, Ramona Ross of Forest City, Judy Clark of Forest City, Tommy Wheeler and wife Beth of Forest City. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist Church of Henrietta with Reverend Pete Bridges, Reverend John Godfrey and Reverend Mike Cash officiating. Interment followed in High Shoal Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations are suggested to First Baptist Church of Henrietta, PO Box 265, Henrietta, NC 28076 or Hospice of Rutherford County, 374 Hudlow Rd, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.