Dolores Rae King Croom

August 17, 1939 - May 28, 2019
Dolores Rae King Croom


Dolores Rae King Croom 79 years of age, passed away Tuesday, May 28,2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

“Deedle” was born August 17, 1939 in Wilmington, N.C., to the late Albert Ray and Pearl Lee King. She was the oldest of five children, one preceded her in death. Dolores is survived by her childhood sweetheart and husband of 60 years, Louis R. Croom, Sr. Also left to cherish her memory are three children, Louis R. Croom, Jr., Robert Clark Croom, and Julie Croom Tweedy, four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dolores loved the Lord Jesus and spending time with her family and friends. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and friend to everyone she met.

A visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10am Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • May 30, 2019
    Charles & Cathy Head lit a candle:
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  • May 30, 2019
    Kathy Brady says:
    I don’t know this sweet lady personally but I know her daughter Julie. I also know hearts are broken in the ending of her life here. However, heaven is waiting with open arms. My deepest sympathy to her husband, children, and grandchildren.

  • May 31, 2019
    Sharon Cooke says:
    My thoughts and prayers for this family. Delores worked with me at Belk and there will never be a sweeter person I will ever meet that compares to Delores. She was always such a sweet person with an uplifting word for you no matter what you were going through. She loved her Lord and she loved her family with all her heart.. Precious memories I will always have from a special lady.

  • May 31, 2019
    Sue and Wayne Porter & family says:
    Deedle and I sat on her front porch just last week and talked for a while remembering the last couple of decades of being neighbors and friends. She was a jewel in the neighborhood and will be missed by all of us. God blessed us with her presence and our love is with all of the family.

  • May 31, 2019
    Tina Brown says:
    I always loved coming to see my Aunt Deedle. She was a loving person and always wanted to feed us! She was a beautiful example of a Christian lady! You will be missed, you are with PAPA God.