Ms. Dollie Mae Hargrave

Mrs. Dollie Mae Jones Hargrave was born in 1928 to the late Willis and Emma Norman Jones in Elberton, Georgia.

Dollie graduated from the Lexington, North Carolina public schools. Following high school graduation, she was enrolled at Shaw University before family responsibilities required her help and delayed her continuance of her education. She later attended classes at Davidson Community College.

She was briefly employed by PPG Industries in Lexington and retired as a cigarette inspector from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Following her retirement she volunteered for Meals on Wheels and was caregiver to her mother and brothers.

Dollie was an excellent cook and loved flowers and gardening. Her passion for gardening gained her recognition from the city of Winston-Salem for her beautiful yard...

She was a member of First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue where she was in regular attendance at Sunday School and served on the Chorale Club choir and usher board until her health declined.

Dollie Mae Jones Hargrave peacefully passed away at her home on October 1, 2013 surrounded by her loved ones. In addition to her parents, Dollie was preceded in death by her brothers, Watson, Willie, Jamie, Hiram, Ralph, Isaiah and Jacob Jones; her sisters, Allean Jones Norman, Susie Jones Willis and Fannie Jones Lee.

Left to cherish her memory are her devoted daughters, Dr. Barbara Y. Hargrave, Virginia Beach, VA and Amy F. Hargrave of the home; sisters, Emma J. Graham and Frances J. Mack of the city; brother-in-law, Dr. Ralph N. Lee, Newport News, VA; a devoted niece, Beverly D. Graham; a very special niece Mary Alice Jones Williams; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dollie lived her life helping and caring for others and her memory will always live in the hearts of those who loved her. As a result of her guidance and love, her daughters chose careers that allow them to care for and improve the lives of others.

A very special thank you to Dr. James Dilley and the South Team of Hospice Palliative Care of Winston-Salem for their dedicated and compassionate care. The family requests that memorials be made in her memory to Hospice of Winston-Salem.

Funeral service was held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, October 3, 2013 in the Smith Chapel of First Baptist Church-Highland Avenue. The family greeted friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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