Dorothy M. Ellmore

Published 6:33 pm Friday, July 16, 2021

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SMITHFIELD, NC – Dorothy (Dot) Mosley Ellmore, 76, of Smithfield, NC passed away peacefully on July 13, 2021 surrounded by her three girls.

Dot was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Jannie Mosley; and her husband, Robert Ellmore.

Survivors include her daughters, Kathy Ward (Michael) of Smithfield, Elizabeth Ellmore of Graham, and Susan Northington (Josh) of Raleigh; grandchildren, Brier and Ellie Ward, and Isaac and Gloria Northington; and brother, Ralph (Juli) Mosley of Nashville, TN.

Dot graduated from the Rex Hospital School of Nursing and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She spent her life faithfully serving others through her career as a nurse at Roanoke Chowan Hospital, a member of the First Presbyterian Churches of Ahoskie and Smithfield, and a volunteer at the Johnston Health Cancer Center. She loved laughing and spending time with her family and friends, bringing immeasurable joy and a smile to those around her.

Dot looked forward to serving Jesus in heaven.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 24 at First Presbyterian Church, Smithfield. Graveside service to follow at 4:00 pm at the Ahoskie Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, PO Box 1159 Smithfield, NC 27577 or to a charity of your choice.

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