Mrs. Dorothy S. Thrower



New York, NY

Mrs. Dorothy Stansbury Thrower, 77, of New York, formerly of Halifax North Carolina, and a daughter of the late Johnnie and O’Neal Pierce Stansbury, was born on April 28, 1941 in Halifax County, North Carolina.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and O’neal Pierce Stansbury; her husband: Herman Thrower; and her siblings: Ethelene, Eddener, Gladys, Charlie, Linwood, Edward, Leon, and Archie Lee.

She received her education from Ralph J. Bunche High School in Weldon, North Carolina. She ventured out to New York City to pursue a career with the New York State Education Department, where she remained until her retirement in 2003, after 25 years of devoted services. She loved New York City so much that she made it her home for 50+ years.

Dorothy loved her “FAMILY” and was there to help in any way that she could. She became known as the “Chief Cook” for her specialties: sweet potato pie and potato salad, and made sure you had “enough to eat”.

Dorothy was known for her wicked sense of humor, her trash talking and her B-I-N-G-O. She was an avid traveler and kept up with all the current events.

Dorothy peacefully transitioned to Eternal Life on May 26, 2018 at Isabella Rehab Nursing Facility in New York City.

She leaves fond and loving memories with her family, her devoted and loving daughter: Sharon Stansbury of Brooklyn, New York; her devoted and loving sister: Dozine Stansberry of New York, New York; her brothers: Lehman (Pearl) Stansbury of Rosedale, New York, Floyd (Bay) Stansbury of Halifax, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and a Devoted Friend/Caregiver: James Johnson of New York, New York.

A Visitation for Mrs. Thrower will be held from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, with the Funeral Service following the Visitation, beginning at 2:30 pm, on Saturday, June 2, 2018, in the Roanoke Rapids Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, NC. The Interment will take place immediately after the Service in Stanbury Family Cemetery, in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 520 Smith Church Road in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

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