Dorothy Dot Brock

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Dorothy 'Dot' Brock

KANNAPOLIS - Dorothy "Dot" Steele Brock, 93, left this earthly home for her heavenly home Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Her family had spent the previous day celebrating Christmas with her.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was thought of as a hard worker and went back to school in her 70s to get her CNA, later serving as a caregiver for many years.

Dorothy was born in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Robert Steele and Pearl Payne Steele. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Kannapolis, where she participated for many years in her Sunday School class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Odell Brock, in 1968; sisters Blanche Dorton, Willie Mae Kiser; brother M.C. Steele; and a son-in-law, Eddie Atwell.

Survivors include her son, Ernest Brock (Barbara); her daughter, Phyllis Atwell, both of Kannapolis, and daughter Linda Cauble (Jack) of Salisbury; grandchildren Bonny King, Penny Donaldson, Jeff Atwell, Michael Atwell, Bobby Smith, Sherry Weaver and David Smith; her sisters, Hazel Raper and Ruth Rufty; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and her caregiver, Debra Fry.

Service and Visitation: The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. Jim Brookshire. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis. The family will receive friends 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorials: Memorial United Methodist Church, 1100 W. "C" St., Kannapolis, NC 28081.

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Published in Salisbury Post on Dec. 28, 2012