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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Tuesday August 4th, 2020

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Dorothy Southard Boaz

Dorothy Marie Southard Boaz, 94, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Chilton’s Family Home, Reidsville, NC. A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Boaz officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home of Sheila Tilley, 238 Boaz Road, Ruffin. A native of Rockingham County, she was a daughter of John Will Southard and Mattie Scott Southard, both deceased. She had lived in the Oregon Hill Community for 52 years prior to moving to Chilton’s Family Home. Dorothy was a member of Calvary Baptist church for 74 years. She attended regularly and rocked babies in the church nursery for as long as she was able. There is a rocking chair in the nursery which was placed there in honor of her service. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm as well as at Baptist Temple Day Care. She loved her family, family gatherings, read the Bible through yearly. She enjoyed watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune daily. She canned vegetables and made great fried chicken and apple pie. She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Boaz, her son W. Dewey Boaz, Jr., grandson Isaac E. Boaz, her siblings Viola Carroll, Mozelle Holland, Ruby Neal, Hazel Smith, Evelyn Wall and Grady Southard; daughter-in-law, Lynn Smith Boaz. Surviving are her children, Sheila Tilley (Joe), Larry Boaz (Lou Ann), Kenneth Boaz (Amy), Tommy Boaz (Ann); her grandchildren Jennifer McCollum (Richard), Susan Long (Bobby), Billy Boaz (Carol), Jamie Boaz (Brandi), Bobby Boaz (Whitney), Michael Boaz (Amy), Nicholas Boaz, Ruth Tarleton (Greg), David Boaz (Carrie), Matthew Boaz (Bryanna) and Nicole Boaz; great grandchildren Megan, Nathaniel, Ryan, Hunter, Braydon, Molly, Madelyn, Annabelle, Charlotte, Sarah Avery, Eli, Campbell, Addisyn, Elizabeth, Weston, and Mason. Her step grandchildren Jacob, Taelor, Ramsey and Thomas; step great grandchildren Susie, Cynthia, Hayley, Avery, Reid, Sam, Margaret Ann and Jane; sister-in-law Inez Barker, daughters-in-law Loraine Pruitt, Margaret Boaz and Gail Boaz; special nieces Bonnie Carter and Shirley Haney and a large extended family. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 7860 NC 87, Reidsville, NC 27320 or Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375. The family would like to thank Chilton’s Family Care for the loving care they provided her during her stay with them and Hospice for their care.

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A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Boaz

Becky&Joe Martin Sep 17 2020 5:29 PM

Ken, Tommy and family, We we so sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. Wayne and Susan

Susan Ellzey Aug 29 2020 9:41 PM

Mrs.Boaz was a wonderful lady. She rocked all our children at Calvary. Will be remembered as a good and faithful servant. Love Calvin and Peggy.

calvin matthews Aug 6 2020 12:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Boaz

Susan Voss Gibson Aug 4 2020 9:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Boaz

Judy Perkins Aug 4 2020 9:14 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all! The service was wonderful! I feel like I know your Mom even better than when I heard Sheila talking about Her and your family for years! Each song and memory and story made this funeral something special especially because her little boy preached it! This was a beautiful tribute to your Mother and your family! I appreciate it that I could participate by viewing on line! And I always love Sheila and Joe! Hugs and Kisses! Mary Lee Moore

Mary Lee Moore Aug 4 2020 2:03 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with this loving family. Ma Boaz was always in Calvarys nursery caring for the babies and toddlers. I once asked her why she stayed every Sunday. She told me it was because she was the one constant, a familiar face that the children could recognize every Sunday and not be with strangers. She was a dear lady and her presence will be greatly missed by every one that knew her, and by every baby she rocked on Sunday morning. She was loved by all who knew her.

Saundra Murphy Aug 4 2020 10:09 AM

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Ruth Scott Aug 4 2020 6:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Boaz

Amanda & Ralph Bailey Aug 3 2020 5:43 PM

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