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Official Obituary of

Dorothy Delores (Tinsley) Chaney

May 25, 1931 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Dorothy Chaney Obituary


Dorothy Delores Chaney , age 92, of 2011 Woodhaven Drive, Albemarle, NC crossed over to the promised land on October 2, 2023.

She was a native of Winston-Salem, NC. and was reared for most of her childhood in New York, NY. Dorothy was a devout Christian. Throughout her fellowship with Christ, she served on various church boards and became a member of during residency in Ohio and North Carolina. She served as President of the Guild Girls, Missionary, and sang in the Senior Choir. She left this earth as a member of the Hope Faith and Charity Nondenominational Church of Albemarle, NC. Dorothy was a staunch supporter of troubled youth and was a devoted foster parent to many children in difficult home situations, childcare provider, and homemaker.

In her leisure, Dorothy enjoyed traveling, reading, and shopping. She loved her family and relished the many family gatherings, especially birthday parties. Dorothy was a great cook and often treated family and friends to scumptious meals.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents: Susie Tinsley Cowan and Herman Tinsley; and children, sons: Ramos and Robert Davis, and daughter; Merna Delores Armwood. 

Left to cherish her memories are her children, sons: Anthony T. Smith of Winston-Salem, NC, Edward R. Reid of Winston-Salem, and Pernell S. Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughters: Rosa Maria Dunlap of Winston-Salem, NC, Dedra Regina Lee of Odenton, MD, and Arnetta Michelle Reid of Greensboro, NC; 36 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and 11 great greatgrandchildren.

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Public Viewing
October 13, 2023

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kelsey Funeral Home
217 T. E. White Sr. Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001

October 14, 2023

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Parkers Grove Baptist Church
444146 US-52 Highway
New London, NC 28127

Funeral Service
October 14, 2023

12:00 PM
Parkers Grove Baptist Church
444146 US-52 Highway
New London, NC 28127


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