Dorothy Elizabeth Wray Fisher
October 08, 1916 ‒ February 05, 2003
Dorothy Elizabeth Wray Fisher, 86, of Helena Drive, Mansfield, died Wednesday evening February 5, 2003 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.
Dorothy went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ following a short illness, while brothers and sisters of like faith met at prayer meeting.
She was born October 8, 1916 in Franklin County, Virginia, to David Harvey and Elizabeth (Angle) Wray, and was graduated from Boonesmill (Virginia) High School.
A homemaker, Dorothy had worked as a seamstress, doing alterations of suits, pants and dresses for Belks Department Stores.
Dorothy moved to Mansfield a little over a year ago from Roanoke, Virginia, where she was a member of Patterson Memorial Grace Brethren Church of Hollins, Virginia.
Though she loved to sew with needle and thread, her passion was sowing Christian JOY in people around her: always thinking of Jesus first, Others second and Yourself last. She was a fine mother, a fine Christian and offered a good testimony. Dorothy loved to serve the Lord.
While in Mansfield she attended the Marion Avenue Grace Brethren Church.
She is survived by her husband William C. Fisher; her son Stephen W. Fisher of Mansfield; her daughter and son-in-law Dotty Lou and James Smith of Beaufort, South Carolina; two grandchildren Robert W. and his wife Kristina Fisher and Lindsey J. Fisher of Cincinnati; a great grandson Andrew M. Fisher; and a sister and brother-in-law Rachel “Tootie” and Lee Thomas Peters of Boonesmill, Virginia.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers Elwood Wray and Ward Wray and two sisters Hazel Barnhart and Anthleen Dunn.
Friends may call Saturday February 8, 2003 from 10 am until Noon in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the service celebrating her home going will follow immediately at Noon. Pastors J. Hudson Thayer and Les Vnasdale will officiate.
An additional service will be held Wednesday February 12, 2003 at Noon in the Lotz & Rader Funeral Home, Salem, Virginia. Pastor Don Eshelman will officiate. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem, Virginia.
Memorial contributions to the building fund of Marion Avenue Grace Brethren Church may be made at the funeral home.