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Celebrating the life of....Dorothy Morehead Gilmore

In lieu of flowers please donate to Dorothy's Lifelong Ministry Outreach, Kairos Prison Ministry.

Family Gathering: 101 Kaylan Lane

Thomasville, NC 27360

Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

11:00 am


Providence COGIC

1210 Montlieu Avenue

High Point, NC 27262

Her Obituary

Many of us lovingly referred to Dorothy as “Dot”. Today, we remember a smiling face and cheerful person that loved a good laugh (even in church). Her smile was infectious! She was born and raised in Thomasville, to Mr. Paul and Mrs. Muriel (Makupson) Morehead, who proceeded her in death. She graduated from Thomasville Senior High (c/o 1970) and was a member in the following clubs: FHA 1 & 2, The Library Club #2, and DECA #4. Her desire to obtain a professional career led her to Brookstone Business School in Greensboro, which resulted into a lifelong career at the Internal Revenue Service, until retirement in 2017.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (Thomasville) was home, under the Pastor Reverend Alfred Cheeks. She came to know the Lord as her Savior and began to work in roles of ministry and outreach to the community. As a Sunday School Superintendent, Bible Study teacher, food and clothing missions, and intercessory prayer groups, she challenged herself to always connect with women of faith on a deeper level, supporting the women’s ministry, and on the prayer band with Pastor Sue Burgess, and recently attending Christian Fellowship Word of God church, and Noon Day Prayer at Zion Tabernacle.

Even in the workplace, she was an integral part of organizing a group C-FIRE (Christian Fundamentals for IRS Employees). Through this organization she met a great friend named Joan Johnson, together they challenged each other to do more. YES! That was Dorothy. Seeking more ways to serve, they later went on to community work together serving Meals on Wheels (Route #66) every fourth Wednesday for nearly 15 years in Greensboro.

In August 2016, Mr. Edward Gilmore came back to his hometown to wed his high school sweetheart. He and Dot had just begun to enjoy retirement in this fourth year of marital bliss by shopping at her favorite store in Gaffney, SC (at Hamrick’s), traveling, enjoying family, attending tennis matches {did I mention shopping?}.

As Edward remains here to cherish her memory, he will be surrounded in LOVE by two sons Jamie Kearns and Dion “Samir” Agee (Thomasville), and a daughter Stephanie Gilmore (New Jersey), 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Although Dorothy was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 other sisters, she also leaves to cherish her memory her sisters, Paulette Morehead-Pratt (High Point), and April Morehead (Thomasville). A large host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and a large community of family on both sides in the Makupson and Gilmore families.

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