Dorothy Lee Falls

April 5, 1930January 20, 2023
Dorothy Lee Falls was born on April 5, 1930 in Mountain Ash, Kentucky. Her parents were Henry ‘Doc’ Jones and Christine Siler. She was one of nine children and the youngest girl. Her family initially lived on a farm in an area known as ‘the Bent’ until they bought a very large home near a country store. Dorothy moved from Kentucky to Cincinnati to live with her cousin Lorraine, working as a telephone switchboard operator. She often went to a little dance hall that was frequented by military men from Fort Knox. Doug Falls, an airman at Fort Knox, and Dorothy met each other there and began dating. One night after drinks and dancing, he proposed to her at a White Castle restaurant while eating hamburgers! She told him to ask her the next day which he did. They drove to Norfolk, Virginia where Doug’s sister Wanda lived as he wanted to get married at a Methodist Church there which he had always thought would be a great wedding venue. They married on June 22, 1955 and honeymooned at Nags Head, North Carolina. Dorothy enjoyed being a military wife, living in Japan and after short stints for training in Texas and New York, moving to Fort Lee, Virginia where they lived the rest of their lives together. After her husband Doug passed away in 1999, she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to live with her son, Doug Jr, his wife Ruth, and their three children James, Lee Anne and Ginny. She began attending Christ Covenant Church nearby where she made many a faithful friend who ministered to her well over the years. Dorothy loved to cook, to dress nicely, and to decorate her home. She especially enjoyed being with her great grandchildren, Ella, Everett, Leo, Ezra and Vincent, watching cartoons with them and feeding them Oreos on the sly. She will be missed by all who knew her! A memorial service is planned for Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10:30am in the Sanctuary of Christ Covenant Church located at 800 Fullwood Lane in Matthews, NC. Please note any floral arrangements should be sent directly to the church.

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

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