Dorothy Mae Crutchfield was born on January 15,1928 to the late Grady Van and Ethel Johnson, the eldest of 12 children (6 boys and 6 girls). She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Vestal Crutchfield; her sisters, Josephine Pugh and Yvonne Johnson; brothers, Lonnie “Grady” Johnson, Pearl “Boot” Johnson and Henry Bell Johnson. On August 7, 2020, she entered eternal rest at The SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Healthcare in Pittsboro, NC.
Dorothy attended Chatham County Training School and furthered her education at the Maco Beauty College in Greensboro, NC, where she received a degree in Cosmetology on June 3, 1946. She was also employed with the Carolina Poultry, Siler City, NC; Texture Fiber, Liberty, NC and Thomasville Furniture, Thomasville, NC.
She became an active member of Evans Chapel AME Zion Church and was a faithful member of Sunday School at an early age. She was a member of the Usher Board, Missionary Society, Stewardess Board and served as one of the Church Historians until she declined in health and no longer afforded her the opportunity to do so. She was also a part of another special club, that held only two members known as the Golden Girls Club. Those members included herself and the late Euphenia Rodgers. Dorothy was also known as one of the best cake makers around. She made sure that her sisters, brothers, grandchildren and children had a cake every birthday! This tradition has since been passed on to her daughter, Grace.
Dorothy known to most as “Dot”, “Dot Jean”, “Momma Dot” or just “Momma” was a devoted mother, grandmother and sister and aunt. She was a firecracker and didn’t take any junk from anyone! She told you exactly how she felt and meant it, but with love. She loved her family very much and would do just about anything she could to make them happy!
She is survived by her daughters, Ann Rogers (Howard), Richmond, VA,; Grace McLaughlin, Siler City, NC; son, Carl Crutchfield, Jr., Staley, NC; three sisters, Barbara Green, Siler City, NC;
Carolyn Stroud (Raymond), Cameron, NC; Helen Alston (Jack), High Point, NC; three brothers, Joe Daniel Johnson (Mildred) Burlington, NC , Leon Johnson, Siler City, NC; Cedell Johnson, Pittsboro, NC; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
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