Dorothy Joyce Rackley

August 17, 1941 - April 6, 2012
Dorothy Joyce Rackley

Dorothy Joyce Rackley 70, of Wilmington was called home on Good Friday, April 6, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Dorothy was born August 17, 1941 in Onslow County, daughter of the late Jesse and Ollie Shead Thomas. Dorothy lived life as a Servant of God, a loving Mother, Sister and Friend to many.

Surviving are her husband of 24 years Dewey Rackley, sons Paul T. Hall, and Dewey Rackley, III and wife Shannon, daughter Rhonda Renee Hall, all of Wilmington. Three grandchildren Linsie Knight, Brandon Knight, and Deljah Rackley, sisters Lila Sullivan, Marjorie Riggs, Irene Wise, Eloise Parker, Margaret Betts, Lois Petelinkar, and Patricia Mosior, brothers Edward Thomas and Ernest Thomas, and cherished her many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy’s greatest love was for her family. She loved playing bingo, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Please join us for Dorothy’s Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 PM, Tuesday April 10, 2012 at Covenant Church, 210 Station Road, Wilmington, NC. The Reverend Jim Davis will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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


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  • April 07, 2012
    Array says:
    The Nunn's, Kara and Carolyn send their thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

  • August 09, 2012
    ElizabethShannon Adams says:
    My heart goes out to the Rackley family. I will miss your smiling face at bingo.

  • April 11, 2012
    Ron C. Tyler says:
    My dearest Renee, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss. Even though I never met your mom, I could tell she was a very genuine and loving person from the conversations we had on the phone. I know in my heart, as you should too, that she loved you and her family and held all of you dear to her heart. With deepest sympathy, Ron C. Tyler Little Rock, AR

  • April 10, 2012
    Christna Garner Jordan says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mama D was a great lady. Treated me like her own kid as Renee and I were growing up. She will be truly missed.

  • April 10, 2012
    Crystal baldy says:
    Thinking you Rhonda! Praying for you and your family!