Dorothy “Dot” Moore Garner, 86,  passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Kate P. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem, surrounded by her family.  

Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM, Monday, August 7, 2017 at Smyrna United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with the Reverend David Woodhouse, Reverend Edwin Moore, Reverend Farrell Hussey and Reverend June Grant officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.   

Dot was a native of Moore County   She graduated from Westmoore High School.  She was a homemaker and worked many years as a substitute teacher.  Dot loved the Lord, her family and her church.  She served in many areas at Smyrna. She  coordinated the very first Vacation Bible School and was the director for many years. Dot served alongside her husband, Jimmie, as leaders of the Smyrna United Methodist Youth Fellowship for more than 30 years.  Dot loved all children and young people and wanted to share Jesus with each one.  She was also a faithful member of the Smyrna United Methodist Women.  

Granny Dot  loved caring for her home and family; cooking, gardening  and taking trips to the beach and mountains.  Her greatest pleasure came from spending time with her family, especially time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.   She was a  faithful Christian woman, serving as an example for many.  Dot was a daughter of the late Riley and Connie Hussey Moore and was preceded in death by brothers: Gary Moore, John Moore, Doyle Moore, Dempsey Hussey and wife Johnsia; brothers in law: Carson Hussey, J B Brewer.

Dot is survived by husband of 68 years, James “Jimmie”; daughters: Sandy Hussey and husband Farrell; Joan Powers and husband Doug; grandchildren: James Hussey and wife Christina, Matthew Powers and wife Nikki, Jared Hussey and wife Jamie, Melissa Cox and husband Matthew; great grandchildren: Emory, Maddox, Rowan, Jaxon, Jimmy, Macalister; sisters: Darlene  Brewer, Desree “Goodie” Hussey; brothers: Jerry Moore and wife Jackie, Bobby Moore and wife Mary; sisters in law: Geraldine Moore, Laura Moore;  many nieces, nephews, a host of Garner relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials  may be made to Smyrna United Methodist Church, Dot Garner Memorial Playground Fund, 203 Smyrna Church Rd, Robbins, NC 27325.

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Garner Family.

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  1. Jimmie, Sandy, Joan and all, Words fail to express how much your mama meant to us. From the times I would sneak over to play with your Barbies when I was young to those most wonderful Sunday night MYF meetings…to how much we always knew she loved us all

  2. Sandy , Joan and families I don’t know the words to say, my heart is broken for you. Our love and prayers go out to ya’ll ! May God wrap his arms of love around each of you and comfort as only He can. Love you all! Carl and Paula

  3. dear jimmy , and family, to dot’s sisters and brothers, also, im john moore , the son of jesse moore, i have lost contact with all of you and i do hope you get this message, i would love to hear from you all, my number is 336-202-7085, im sorry of dot’s p

  4. Dear Joan and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May your happy memories of her make the coming days easier to take. If you need anything we are only a phone call away. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Jimmy and family,I am so sorry to hear this,Dot was wonderful lady,she will be greatly missed,my heart and prayers go out to each of you,God give you comfort during this time,all is in my prayers.

  6. To the family of ‘Dot’ Garner, may God give you peace and strength during this time. This family has meant so much to so many through the years and has been an example of true Christian love. Dot will be remembered for her sweet smile and gently voice and

  7. Mr Jimmy and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Mrs Dot’s passing. You will be in our prayers.

    We pray for your health and peace.

    In CHRIST,

  8. Especially for Jimmy, Sandra, & Joan, with ‘heart-felt’ sympathy & prayers. May God hold each of you especially close through this difficult time. ‘As long as we live and remember, our loved ones live within our hearts.’ Mrs. Garner was a special lady, a

  9. We are sorry to hear of Dot’s passing. Although we are unable to attend the funeral ,we want you and the girls to know that we share your sorrow and wish the very best .

  10. Mr. Garner and family, I was saddened to hear of your loss of Mrs. Garner. I will always remember her warm demeanor and encouraging words. She truly loved our children when she worked at Westmoore. Many times she spoke kind and uplifting words to me. You

  11. Dear Jimmy, and family,

    How sad we were to hear of Dot’s death. We’ll remember her as the very sweet, friendly lady that she was. She never missed an opportunity to say Hello, and How are you? May God be with you all at this most difficult time. Wit

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