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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  • May 31, 2019
    Minister D says:
    I am so sorry for your loss, Loosing a loved one is traumatic and very difficult. However Jesus said at John 5:28, 29 “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,. . .” We so look forward to that. My Sincere condolences. Minister D

  • June 01, 2019
    Judy Jaquess Pickett says:
    I remember the first time I met Delores and her husband Louis. My husband and I had just rented the house directly across the street from their on house and we had driven all day from Florida and were so exhausted we had decided just to pull out the beds from the Uhaul and go to bed. Well Louis was in his yard and within minutes he had his family and neighbors over helping to unload truck and from that moment we were all instant friends! The women on the block once decided to get together to lose weight and so on Wednesdays we would take turns and meet at each other's houses for our weigh ins. The funny thing was after we would weigh in then someone would serve brownies or some sweet treat. I loved those days and I shall forever remember how sweet and beautiful Delores was including her husband and kids. I became a Girl Scout leader and Julie was in my troop and she is such a beautiful person like her mother. I am sorry I am not able to be there to pay my respect but know you are all in my heart and prayers.

  • June 04, 2019
    Julie lit a candle:
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  • June 21, 2019
    April says:
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I hope you find comfort in the scripture at Acts 24:15. This is what our God Jehovah promises for us all. And we can look forward to what is written in Psalm 37:9-11 and 29.