Dorothy (Dot) Cheek Britt passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. She was born at home near High Falls, NC on October 4, 1925 to Eli England Cheek and Sarah Hadley Powers Cheek.  She grew up Quaker, attending High Falls Friends Church and was baptized at First Baptist Church of Robbins at the age of 54; a true expression of her faith as she feared the water and never learned to swim.  She was quiet and studious, graduating as Valedictorian of her High School.  She was employed in textiles all of her working career.  She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Robbins Chapter 283, for 50+ years.  

Dorothy had a wonderful green thumb and was happiest outside tending her vegetable and flower gardens, a love she passed down to her granddaughters along with many heirloom plants over the years.  She loved her family unconditionally and loved nothing more than preparing a feast and watching them eat.  No one ever went hungry when visiting Dorothy and they never left the house without a care package or two.  

She will be remembered as a kind and gentle lady who was soft-spoken and feminine all the days of her life.   She was profusely appreciative of anything someone did for her.  She lived a quiet life of service – always placing family, faith, and friends above herself. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Henderson, her husband of 73 years, her brothers Arthur, Thomas, Colon and Louis Cheek and their spouses, and by her great-grandson, Aiden Shin.  She is survived by her son Gary and his wife Brenda.  And by her granddaughter Lori Shin, her husband Rob, and their sons, Caleb and Noah; her granddaughter Angie Brinkley, her husband Jason, and their daughters, Ava and Isabella.

A private graveside service is planned.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Missionary Women c/o First Baptist Church.  PO Box 400.  Robbins, NC 27325   

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Britt family.

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  1. Dorothy & Henderson were wonderful neighbors. We missed them so much when they moved away. Dorothy always had veggies from her garden & apples from her trees to share. She was a wonderful lady

  2. Gary and family,
    Our deepest sympathy in the passing of your sweet Mom. We are praying for you during this sad time.
    What a blessing to have had her this many years.
    In CHRIST,

  3. Gary and Brenda,
    So sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. You were blessed and then blessed again over and over with her as mother. I have thought of her and your dad so many times through the years. Your mom like mine was raised in the Highfalls area–my mother at Prosperity–and were Friends. It was a great joy getting to share with them on the occasion of your marriage. You’re blessed with a darling family. So good to see their names listed in The Pilot. I’m sure by now we’re all retired and in a slow down mode. I’m leaving my email address and when you have time and opportunity I hope you will reply so maybe we can catch up a bit. Jane called from Atlanta this morning and we talked much about you and family as we recalled our time together in Boone.
    Your mother, like mine, reminds me of the virtuous woman who rises early in the morning, does not eat the bread of idleness and sees dutifully to the needs of her family. She reaches out her hands to the poor and her arms to the needy. Wisdom is in her mouth and faithful instruction upon her lips. Her children rise up and praise her, her husband also and blesses her. Many women do virtuous things, but Dorothy…Dorothy exceeds them all.
    I’m not going to make this lengthy since I know you have so many considerations at this heavy hour, but our hearts go out to you, and we pray God’s peace and blessings for all.

  4. Dorothy is a lovely Lady & she & Henderson were good friends I greatly miss. I rejoice in God’s grace evident in her life & in the prospect of sharing Heaven. God bless you, Gary, & all the family.

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