HENDERSON — Dorothy Stanley “Dot” Hope, 85, of Henderson, North Carolina, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at Franklin Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Louisburg, North Carolina.

Born June 2, 1936, in Vance County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Leon F. Stanley and Ora Inscoe Stanley Pruitt.

Before her retirement, Dot worked as a supervisor at Continental Hosiery Mill and as a seamer at Comfo Hosiery Mill. She was a longtime member of White Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served in the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class, the choir, and as a member of the Sunday Morning Prayer Service. She is fondly remembered for her love of family, friends, gardening and nature walks.

A graveside memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery, 918 Breckenridge St., Henderson, North Carolina, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Jones. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the gravesite.

She is survived by her three sons, Timothy G. Hedgepeth of Henderson, J. Todd Hope of Kittrell, and David S. Hope of Henderson; one sister, Irene P. Currin (W.A.) of Henderson; eight grandchildren, Leigh Anne Powell (Al), Amy Radford (Kevin), Joseph Hedgepeth, Abby Hope, Anna Hope, Katy Hope, Jason Hope and Amber Hope; three daughter-in-laws, Kathy Hedgepeth, Carol C. Hedgepeth and Leigh Anne Hope; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Dot was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Hope; her son, Leon Q. Hedgepeth; five brothers, William D. “Jake” Stanley, Ira Frederick “Fred” Stanley, George H. Stanley, Daniel S. “Dan” Stanley and Howard Harrison “Harold” Stanley; and one sister, Laura Jane Evans Lively.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church Dot faithfully loved: White Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O Box 70, Henderson, NC 27536

Due to COVID-19 concerns, those planning to attend the service are asked to adhere to all CDC guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.

Arrangements are by Sossamon Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.

“You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.” 1 Peter 3:4