Wilson Funeral & Cremation Service

5301 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC


Dorothy Fesperman

May 1, 1921August 20, 2019

Dorothy Cathcart Fesperman, 98, formerly of Charlotte, passed away Tuesday evening August 20, 2019 in Newberry, SC.

Born in Charlotte, NC on May 1, 1921, Dot is the daughter of the late John Leonard Cathcart and Mary Louise Hall Cathcart. She was a member of Plaza Presbyterian Church and had worked for many years as an office manager and auditor in the plumbing/HVAC field, retiring from J.B. Andrews.

Preceding her in death on April 5, 2001, was her husband, Howard Forbes Fespermanas well as her siblings, Raymelle House and John Cathcart.

Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Shealy and husband, James of Newberry, SC, John Fesperman and wife, Janet of Danville, VA; her grandchildren, Debbie Wilson, John Paul Fesperman and wife, Heather, David Fesperman, Michael Shealy, Alicia Rosemond and husband William, and Cynthia “Cindy” Dalton; and her great grandchildren, Tyler, Alex, Megan, Rylan, Addison, Anthony, Thomas and Gavin.

Graveside services are planned for 11:00 am Saturday at Sharon Memorial Park, 5400 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dorothy Fesperman may be made to Plaza Presbyterian Church, 2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralservices.com.


  • Plaza Presbyterian Church


  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 24, 2019


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Jonathan McKinnon

September 1, 2019

I have known Dot and Howard since I was a child in the 1950's.

They were very special to me in the Plaza Presbyterian Church as both of them took good care of me. Dot kept me for the day care and Howard was my sunday school teacher at Plaza.

I even got to see Howard everyday as we both worked for my father's company.

What fine Christian members of the Plaza church and my life long friend of the family. I miss them both.

Fesperman family members please contact me for pictures of both Dot and Howard taken in my home in the 1957.

I am so sorry for your loss. In Remembrance.

As Always,
Jonathan McKinnon

Lee Ann Miller

August 24, 2019

I knew Dot and her sweet husband, Howard , since I was a young girl at Plaza Presbyterian church. Always pillars of that community. I always loved how Dot, always knew what to do, how to do it properly, and how to get it done. She was a fireball of energy, enthusiasm, passion and had a great laugh.
She directed my wedding, and delighted myself as well as my Mom at that offer. It was perfect as most things she touched were

A lovely person who knew how to make the best out of any situation. She was special. God BLess you,Dot

Bob and Norma Owens

August 23, 2019

Dot was truly a special person in countless ways, and will be held in loving and grateful remembrance by all who knew her, loved her, and held her in such high esteem. She was a deeply committed Christian, loving Jesus Chris and a devoted member of the Body of Christ at Plaza Presbyterian Church in Charlotte for so many years. Dot endeared herself to many people, including us. We rejoice that her membership has now been transferred from the Church Mortal, the Church on earth, to the Church Triumphant in heaven, with a joyous reunion and reception by loved ones , especially her beloved husband, Howard, and so many friends. Thanks be to God!