Bobbie Rae DeSantis

March 18, 1932 - November 14, 2019
Bobbie Rae DeSantis


Bobbie Rae Scurry DeSantis 87, died peacefully at home on the morning of November 14, 2019.

She was born March 18, 1932 in Southport, NC to the late Gladys Fulcher Bryant and Herman Davies Scurry. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather Kermit Bryant and her very special mother in law Julia DeSantis.

She married young and moved to Athol, Massachusetts where she happily became part of a large Italian family. In 1966 they returned to Wilmington. In addition to being a stay at home mom she later worked as the Reservations Manager at the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

She is survived by the father of her children Dominic DeSantis of Wilmington, NC daughters Pamela DeSantis and Karla DeSantis (Dennis) of Wilmington, NC. Julie Leonard (John) of Watha, NC. Teresa DeSantis (Matt) of Selsey, United Kingdom. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren Amanda (Jonathan), Marianne (Peter), Dominic, Jennifer, Ryan (Amber), Jessica, Zac, Abby Rae, Seth and Bryson and 4 great grandchildren Addison, Jase, Paisley and Lilah Rae.

The family would also like to thank her amazing hospice nurse Kelli Yohe of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Teresa Robinson for all of their care and compassion.

At her request there will be a private celebration of life held at a later date.

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  • November 17, 2019
    Dennis Jones says:
    One of the sweetest Lady’s I have ever had the pleasure to know.She so loved her Family like a great Mother does.She was truly an angel here on earth and will be truly missed.R.I.P.Miss Bobbie till we meet again.

  • November 17, 2019
    Donna (Scavo) Catanese says:
    I have a very fond memory of meeting Bobbie. When I was about 6 years old, she and my cousin Dominic her new husband, came to Athol. They stayed at my parents house. I thought she was the most beautiful person I ever met. I thought she must be a movie star. She was so sweet to me. I have always had a special spot in my heart for her.

  • November 17, 2019
    Pam Johnson says:
    Pam, you and your family are in my prayers. I hope you soon will be able to think of good memories and not the sad ones. There is no one that ever loved you like your mama because she loved you first.❤️

  • November 17, 2019
    Vinny & Donna Bryson says:
    Sending our sincerest condolences, she was a gift from God that raised a beautiful loving family ❤️

  • November 18, 2019
    Kathy Stooges says:
    Your mother must have been a remarkable woman to have produced such a great family and strong women. Sending love and prayers to all of you for Peace.