Dorothy Black

Dorothy Louise Black (Maxwell)

Wednesday, June 13th, 1934 - Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
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A smile for all, a heart of gold,
one of the finest this world could hold
Never selfish, always kind,
these are the memories she leaves behind…
Mrs. Dorothy Louise Maxwell Black, 85, was born in Iredell County on June 13, 1934, and was the daughter of the late Matthew and Ethel Rucker Maxwell. She departed this life at Accordius Heath at Statesville on Saturday, February 22, 2020, following an extended illness.
She was a graduate of Morning High School and attended Port Herdin College in Michigan. She was employed by Uniglass Industries for several years and was a member of First Baptist Church where she was a former Choir member. She was once a member of the Elks and the Eastern Star.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Ezell Black; one son, Sheryle Dewayne Maxwell; one daughter, Lynn Gomillion; two brothers, Richard Maxwell and Harold Maxwell; two sisters, Frances Maxwell and Mary Gillespie and a grandson, Maurey Wasson.
She leaves to cherish and remember the blessing of her life, five sons, Brandon (Sharon) Gregory, Timothy (Veronica) Black, Sr., Richard Black, Shawn Gregory and Justin Gillespie; three daughters, Karen Lauderdale of Harrisburg, Pa., Gwen Gregory Robinson of Baltimore, Maryland and Peggy Oliver Chambers of Statesville; a daughter-in-law, Cheree Mott Maxwell of Statesville; two sisters, Gwendolyn (James) Turner of Statesville and Beatrice (Craig) Dalton of Hephzibah, Georgia; twenty grandchildren, RaShida Lauderdale, Oliver Robinson, Timothy E. Black, Jr., Candice Gregory, Tiffany Gomillian, Treston Black, Takia Black, Tyra Black McMillian, Quonton Gomilliom, Joseph McCorkle, QuaShawn Wilson, Aneshia Wilson, Peyton Rinehardt, Kameron Black, Marcus Little, Quandra Terry, Michael Terry, Kenny Terry, Sharon Wasson and Sheldon Wasson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Friday, February 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at The Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel of Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Bishop Brian Caines will officiate and burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery.
Mrs. Black will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home where members of the family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., but assemble at the residence at other times.
Visit the Book of Memories for Mrs. Black at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Black family.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 28th, 2020 | 12:30pm - 1:00pm
    Friday, February 28th, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    603 South Center Street
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  • Interment

    Friday, February 28th, 2020 |
    Friday, February 28th, 2020
    Belmont Cemetery
    Greenbriar Road
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Posted at 05:52pm
My prayers to your family. I remember the great mother you had. Mrs. Dot was a lovely woman. She brought laughter and smiles to us all when we were young.

Jerry Rucker

Posted at 01:01am
In memory of my dear cousin Dot. Always kind and always loving. Such good memories you leave us with! May you rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.

Jerry (Jake) Rucker

Posted at 06:21pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Black family.

Henry & Faye Shephard

Odell and Vivian

Posted at 01:31pm
To the Family,
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Dot. She was a good friend , neighbor and an excellent baby sitter. During the Spring and Summer evenings, Dot would spin time with Cameron (when he was little) taking him on walks just to see the sun go down. Those were special moments. You have our deepest sympathy.
Odell and Vivian

Kevin Maxwell

Posted at 03:56am
Our hearts are full. To our aunt who lived a full live and much loved. Until we meet again. Much love, Tony Fabienne, Ayana & Gerald
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