Dorothy Nelson Huffstetler

August 10, 1932April 7, 2019

Dorothy Nelson Huffstetler, 86, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 after a brief illness. Born on August 10, 1932 in New Hanover County, NC; she was the daughter of the late John Harold Nelson, Sr. and May Ellis Nelson and wife of the late James W. Huffstetler.

Dorothy retired with over 35 years of service with Wake Medical Center in the Claims and Billing Department. She was an active member of Hayes Barton Baptist Church, enjoyed sewing and the beach, and most importantly, loved her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter: Patricia and Manny Leano, of Vacaville, CA; son: Steven Patrick Huffstetler, of Raleigh; grandsons: Shea, Cory, Cody and Griffin Leano and Brian and Kevin Farmer; by her great-grandson: Liam; by her cousin: Nancy Bennett; and by her nieces and nephew: Cindy, Cathy and John III. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, by her daughter, Debra Nelson McCall, by her brother, J. Harold Nelson, Jr. and by Nancy’s son, Roy Bennett.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, April 11th from 2-3 pm at Hayes Barton Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (1800 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh), with Funeral Services will begin at 3 pm in the church sanctuary. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dorothy Nelson Huffstetler

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