Dorothy Ann Norris

October 20, 1935June 23, 2018

Dorothy Stewart Norris, 82 of Dunn, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Cornerstone Nursing and Rehab in Dunn. She was born on October 20, 1935, in Harnett County to the late Ross and Elsie Stewart. Dorothy was employed by Carolina Telephone Company (now Century Link) for Dunn, Fayetteville, and Rocky Mount for 55 years before retiring. She was a longtime member of Gospel Tabernacle Church of Dunn and was the last one left that sat on a bus while the church was being built. Dorothy will be remembered as one who loved Jesus, people, and her family. She had a kind and compassionate heart and would help anyone in need. Dorothy was a true friend to all who knew her.

Dorothy is survived by her loving daughter: Debbie Norris and the late Ricky Thornton, Sr.; three grandchildren: Hillary Thornton, Ricky Thornton, Jr. and Amber West all of Dunn; four great-grandchildren: Cadance, Camreigh, Kaiden and Scarlett Grace.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11 A.M. in the Williams Cemetery in Coats, North Carolina.

All arrangements are entrusted to Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be expressed at


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Hope Turlington

July 7, 2018

Dorothy was a GOOD woman. I knew her most of my life and she was a very kind person, never met a stranger. We lived very close to each other in Coats where we grew up. Our families shared in many of the same ventures of growing up in a small town. Yes, she would do all she could for anyone. I even had the pleasure of double dating with her once, she was great! What a personality.

Carolyn Matthews

June 27, 2018

She will be missed! She was a sweet soul and I know she is in heaven rejoicing with her savior! She made this world a better place! I am blessed to have known her!

Beverly Stewart Matthews

June 27, 2018

Aunt Dorothy was a special lady that I will always remember with a smile.
Praying for you all.

Victoria Batson

June 26, 2018

I will miss your smile and your laughter. What fun we had going to Fayetteville and eating at the Sandpiper and shopping at Hamricks with you and my Mom. Heaven has received an Angel. Praying for the Family.

Amber Sills

June 25, 2018

Oh how I loved this woman. Her smile is forever imprinted in my heart! She always taught me something new about life; I know she is finally rejoicing in Heaven where she longed to be. Hillary & Amber I am continuously praying for your comfort and peace!

Tina Cook

June 25, 2018

I will miss my daily visits with Miss Dorothy while I cared for her at Cornerstone.. That smile will forever be in my heart.

Samantha Jones

June 25, 2018

Such a sweet sweet woman!! I will never forget that pretty smile and that pretty pink lip stick ❤ praying for peace and strength for the family

Dee Denning

June 25, 2018

She was my patient at Cornerstone and I loved her dearly! She could make my day when I would walk into her room with that beautiful and sweet smile she had everyday! I will imiss her so much!
My prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow! May she RIP.

Mary Parrish

June 25, 2018

She will be greatly missed loved her a lot she was one of the sweetest resident's at cornerstone praying with you Hillary and Amber

Woody , Gail and Courtney Weeks

June 25, 2018

Sweet and precious lady.