Dorothy Godwin Summerlin

March 30, 1941January 25, 2020

Dorothy Godwin Summerlin, 78, of Elm City passed away Saturday. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, in Evergreen Memorial Park, 2800 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

Dorothy was a long-time employee of K-Mart and, in recent years, had worked at Elm City Pharmacy. She was a member of Oak Grove FWB Church in Elm City. Dorothy loved to fish and enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are her husband, Melvin Summerlin; one son, Kenneth Randolph Summerlin (Joanna) of Elm City; two daughters, Lori Angela Carter of Elm City and Annette Walston of Wilson; five grandchildren, Matthew Watson, Kendall Webb, Bailee Summerlin, Nicola Pittman and Andrew Williams; one great-grandchild, Eason Pittman; and one brother, Hubert Godwin (Mavis) of Black Creek.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wade and Rosetta Godwin.

Flowers are welcome and memorials may be directed to Oak Grove FWB Church, 5917 Bridgersville Rd., Elm City, NC 27822.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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Gatsy Eason

January 26, 2020

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