Dorothy Lorraine Russell

25 mars 195529 août 2021

THOMASVILLE – Dorothy Lorraine Russell, age 66, died on August 29, 2021. She was born in Washington, DC, on March 25, 1955, to William Lawrence Russell and Elizabeth Preston Russell.

After High School, she attended James Sprunt College in Kenansville, NC. She also loved baking and cooking, reading as well as working on puzzles.

Dorothy is survived by three children; Sabrina Russell, Crystal Swann and Ray Swann; eight siblings, Barbara, Tommy, Kathy, Rosemary, Peggy, Terry, Cecilia, and Betty; nine grandchildren, Darren, Areanna, Donovan, Sayvonne, Jayquan, Heavenly, Zachari, Zania and Kyrie; six great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and good friend, Cecil Ray Swann, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Steve, and one sister, Reggie, as well as grandson, Zyreik.

A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Sechrest-Davis Funerals and Cremations, 18 Randolph Street, Thomasville, NC 27360, on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. The family will greet friends prior to the service from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family is under the care of Sechrest-Davis Funerals and Cremations of Thomasville. Online condolences: www.sechrestdavisthomasville.com –select obituaries.


  • Visitation

    samedi, 4 septembre , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    samedi, 4 septembre , 2021


Dorothy Lorraine Russell


Naomi Brooks

2 septembre , 2021

I just found out through a mutual friend. We would always watch trials online together! Dorothy was an awesome woman… so sincere & kind. To all who are grieving this huge loss of an amazing woman… please grieve however you need to & keep her memory alive however you can! Nothing is silly in this process. We all grieve differently. I’m so sorry for all the pain in losing her here on earth. Dorothy will always be missed.

Ginger Chapman

2 septembre , 2021

I will miss our trial watching and messages and comments online. Dorothy loved her family and friends and let you know what she liked and didn’t!! She was straight up and honest. She made me smile and that means a lot now days. Rest In Peace my friend

Judy Roan

1 septembre , 2021

You will be missed Dorothy. Hugs to all your family.

Misty Stewart

31 août , 2021

Sweet Dorothy, you will be missed so much. You were always so kind and I will certainly miss watching trials with you. Prayers for your family and friends. Rest in Heaven sweet Dorothy ❤️

LeAnn Tempel

31 août , 2021

May god bless you Dorothy on your next journey! Many of us will miss you and our fun trial discussions. Sending prayers and condolences to your family and friends..fly high sweet lady, you will be missed!!

Sharon Pace

31 août , 2021

It was always a pleasure trading recipes with you and sitting through trials together. I dreamed of your chocolate pie so often. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. You all have my deepest heartfelt condolences. Until we meet again...... Love you my sweet friend 😘

David Pearson

31 août , 2021

R.I.P Dorothy. I will miss you very much my dear friend. I will miss watching trials with you. Forever in my heart. Condolences to your family and friends. It was a pleasure knowing you.

Gabby Switzer

31 août , 2021

I loved you mom and her stories of baking pies and tons of other things. She was a sweet woman whom I kinda adopted as my own mom, as I lost mine years ago. God bless you all and she will never be forgotten 🙏 ❤
This is a picture of margie, she always wanted more of them.

Glenda Jones

31 août , 2021

To Dorothys Family I am heart broken and I will never forget her. She would talk to me in Personal messages and we shared our trials and our Orange Blosson Opry nights and she loved that. She loved Randy Travis night. She will always be a good memory to me . I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Dorothy. Your last words to me was I love you and now I am saying I loved you and always will in my memories

Tracie Sharples

31 août , 2021

God bless you 🙏 ❤ Dorothy
Your going to be sadly missed in our court trials and chats
Love ❤️ tracie sharples united Kingdom 🇬🇧 xx