Age 88, of Townsend, DE, died Friday, December 31, 2010 in St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington
She is the daughter of the late James Frederick and Clara Melvin. Mrs. Slaughter was a seamstress for General Clothing in Smyrna for many years. When she was younger, Glenda and Dorothy played in various churches, and were known as, "The Melvin Sisters". Dorothy would play the banjo, and Glenda would play the guitar. Dorothy was very musically gifted and could also play the organ and piano.
Dorothy's passion was her poetry. She wrote poems for individuals at special times in their lives. She also loved to oil paint, and had a beautiful flower garden every year.
Proceeded in death by her son Dale P. Slaughter; siblings - Oliver Melvin, Alvah Melvin, Althea Baker, James "Luke" Melvin, Ethel Peterson, Glenda Tribbitt, Ira Melvin. Survivors include her husband, Edward Slaughter of Townsend; daughter, Darlene Slaughter of Newark, DE; daughter-in-law, Vada J. Slaughter; grandchild, Bradley D. Slaughter; brother, Joseph B. Melvin of Felton, DE.
Service, Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 1 pm, in Calvary Wesleyan Church, Harrington. Visitation, Tuesday evening from 7-9 pm, at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington Cemetery, Barratts Chapel Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the MELVIN FUNERAL HOME, Harrington, DE.
Published in The News Journal on Jan. 3, 2011.