Dorothy Bridges Ledbetter

HOUSTON, TEXAS-Dorothy Bridges Ledbetter was born Sept. 29, 1915, in Monroe. She died on Jan. 4, 2013, at the Manor Care Nursing Home in Houston.
Before residing in the nursing home, she lived with her daughter, Pat Hord, in Houston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Mills Ledbetter; her parents, Cora and Oscar C. Bridges; two sisters, Hazel Gibson and Lessie Griffith; two nephews, Jerry Griffith and Daniel Hugh Ledbetter (Dan); and son-in-law, James Allen Hord.
She was a Shelby resident for most of her life, where she was a long time member of Lafayette Street United Methodist Church. She moved to Texas in 1999 to live with her daughter.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ledbetter Hord of Houston; granddaughter, Teresa Hord of Houston; grandson, Allen Hord and wife Kimberly, and their children, Emily and Melissa of Katy; a sister, Hester McSwain of Jacksonville, Fla.; four nieces, Sue Chamberlain (Charles), Kathy Lovedahl (Pete), Sandra Carlson (Russell) and Janie Wray Ledbetter; two nephews, Ray McSwain (Polly), and Bobby Griffith; and a number of great nieces and nephews.
Dorothy loved children and kept quite a few over the years for working parents. She loved to travel, read and bake cakes, and was well known for her German chocolate, fresh coconut and lemon buttermilk cakes.
The family would like to thank the staff at Manor Care Nursing Home in Houston, and Altus Hospice for their loving care.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory.
Graveside Service: 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Cleveland Memorial Park
Officiated By: Dr. Thomas Steagald
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family
Memorials: May be made in Dorothy's name to Lafayette Street United Methodist Church at 1420 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, N.C. 28152 or to Altus Hospice at 11233 Shadow Creek Parkway #123, Pearland, Texas 77584
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Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory
106 Cherryville Rd. Shelby, NC 28150-4208
(704) 480-8383

Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 8, 2013