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Dorothy "Dotsy" (McCracken) Deshields

April 5, 1932 ~ June 21, 2019 (age 87)


Dorothy Rovilla "Dotsy" McCracken was born in Hopewell, VA, April 5, 1932 and passed away peacefully June 21, 2019 at the age of 87.  

The only child of Violet and Hobart McCracken, Dotsy graduated from Hopewell High School where she met her loving husband, Forrest DeShields. They were married in 1950. 

Dot attended business school after graduating from high school. When Forrest graduated from Atlantic Christian College, they moved to Fayetteville, NC where she took a position in the business office of the Fort Bragg schools. 

Over the years, she became the office manager for the Fort Bragg Schools. Upon retiring she went to work briefly in the business office of the Cumberland County Schools.

Dorothy loved family cookouts, Bruce & Mickey's, boating at Lake Waccamaw, spending time with family, and travelling the world.  

Dorothy is survived by her 4 daughters, Debbie Woodcock, Patti Feavel, Teresa DeShields, and Dorothy Essary. She has 4 loving son-in-laws, Michael Woodcock, Joe Dean, Ray Tait, and Jay Essary. She has 12 grandchildren and many loving great grandchildren.

Dotsy is also survived by her faithful dog, Magic.

A short graveside service will be held on June 23 at 1 pm at Lafayette Memorial Park, with a visitation to follow from 2:30 to 4pm at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fayetteville Animal Protection Society.  

Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC  28301

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Graveside Service
June 23, 2019

1:00 PM
Lafayette Memorial Park
2301 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301

June 23, 2019

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home
545 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301


Fayetteville Animal Protection Society (FAPS)
3927 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville NC 28303
Tel: 1-910-864-9040

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