July 19, 2021, 87, Dobbersville –
Dolores Best Weaver, at the age of 87, passed from this life into eternal rest with the Lord. Heaven’s Gates opened for her Monday morning, July 19, 2021, while at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Weaver was a resident of the Dobbersville community, “God’s Country,” near Mount Olive. She was raised in a wonderful, loving, hardworking farm family. She always talked about picking cotton for just a few cents a pound, her least favorite chore of course. She was a young child during the depression which instilled her appreciation of all she and her family had and all God helped provide.
Dolores graduated from Grantham High School and received her degree from Atlantic Christian College. She retired with the Wayne County School system after having taught business and later Middle School and Elementary level for 37 years. She loved her students and would stay up all hours grading papers and never complained.
She was a very independent lady and put her children and family needs above her own all of her life. She loved her church (Brownings Methodist) and church family dearly. Her love of gardening, reading, watching sports and quilting were among her favorite things, along with spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Suzanne and Lawrence Barwick of Mount Olive; a son and daughter in law, Douglas and Tammy Weaver of Roxboro; a sister, Anna Dean Grady of Mount Olive; four grandchildren, Byron Powell (Leslie) of Wilmington, Evan Powell of Mount Olive, Juliana W. Gardner (John), Douglas Weaver II of Roxboro. Sarah Wiggins (Matt) of Mount Olive; four great-grandchildren, Wilder Powell, Emily and Lilah Gardner, and Aggie Wiggins; several special nieces and
nephews; and her special pup, Azeala.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Etho Allen and Nora Strickland Best; her children’s father, Huey Weaver; a sister,
Jaqueline Johnson; and two brothers, Julian and Darris Best.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 25, at 2 p.m. by the graveside at Wayne Memorial Park. Officiating will be the Rev. Arthur Warren. The family will greet friends at the cemetery following the service.
Family and friends are welcome at the residence of Suzanne and Lawrence Barwick. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brownings United Methodist Church, Attn: Betty Sutton, 580 Hollingsworth Road, Mount Olive NC 28365.