Dorothy Tyndall Edwards

October 13, 1927 - June 12, 2014
Dorothy Tyndall Edwards


Dorothy Tyndall Edwards, of Wilmington, NC, was received by her Heavenly Father Thursday, June 12, 2014.

A nearly six year resident at Davis Health Care Community, Dorothy battled Parkinson’s disease ,which took her from normal family, Church, and business activities; all of which she loved so dearly.

Dorothy’s family was small, but she loved each of them as differently as their own personalities. She favored the neediest and felt a calling to help them as much as possible. In fact, her extended family included anyone she met with a need. She often asked, new and old, family and friends to stay for dinner and then she would way over cook, making sure at least two pans of biscuits were hot from the oven, seducing all the senses of those in attendance and nourishing her guests with her warm nature and casual conversation.

Dorothy and James Coleman Edwards (deceased February 16, 1990) were married January 8, 1947. Although they gave birth to only one child, Janet Kaye Edwards, many of Jan’s friends came to know Dorothy as “Mama Dot” and were at home when visiting or staying over because Mama Dot would do for them as much as she would for her own daughter.

Dorothy attended Winter Park Baptist Church. Her Sunday School class, Circle of Friends, was aptly named, evidenced by the closeness of each of the class members. They enjoyed dining out together, as much as helping one another when called upon. Even after entering The Davis Health Care Community, her Circle of Friends, continued to remember Dorothy with regular visits, calls and cards.

In business, she retired from Cape Fear Memorial Hospital, where she made many lifelong friends, who remained loyal with all the benefits friendship brings, throughout her residency at The Davis Health Care Community.

Dorothy loved a drive out to see what’s new in the community. She enjoyed family and friends traveling in a tour group. She traveled all four compass directions and always returned with a better understanding of humanity. She loved working in her vegetable gardens over the years, and maybe more, she loved the rewards of producing a fresh alternative for her dinner table. She loved her neighbors and enjoyed their times together whether gardening, sewing or just visiting. She never had a bad word for anyone. With her, everyone always got the benefit of doubt, unless they were in it red-handed; then they got another chance.

All these things in Dorothy’s character were innate, but further influenced and nurtured by her love and belief in God. She was a witness to her Faith by the examples she set.

Thank You, God, for Dorothy Tyndall Edwards, born October 13, 1927 in Dillon County, South Carolina. Her parents were Luther and Nellie Mae Wilkes Tyndall. In addition to being preceded in death by her parents, also, her brothers: L.T. Tyndall, Brantley Tyndall, and Carl Tyndall; her sisters: Betty Lou Tyndall and Dorene Tyndall Ivey.

Dorothy is survived by her beloved Daughter, Janet (Jan) Edwards Bass (husband Michael E Bass) of Wilmington, NC, and her only surviving sibling, a sister, Elsie Tyndall Jackson of Supply, NC. In addition to these close family members, she is survived by many nieces and nephews. But mostly, Dorothy is survived by the Memories created by her loving and caring nature.

As visitation with the family will be held 4pm to 6 pm Sunday at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC. A funeral will be held 2pm Monday, June 16 at the Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC. Serving as pall bearers, from Supply, NC, are Kenneth Jackson, Jeff Zackeru and David Pickard, and from Wilmington, NC, are Micheal Finberg, Michael Edwards, and W.R. (Bob) Page.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation, in memory of Dorothy Tyndall Edwards, to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 where your thoughtfulness will do the most good for those in need.

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


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  • June 15, 2014
    Pam Zisner says:
    Aunt Dot was the most special and loving person I have ever known. I have so many wonderful memories of my very favorite aunt and my heart is full of sadness at her leaving us, but I know that she is now in Heaven reunited with Uncle James. Aunt Dot taught me what being an aunt was all about and she was my role model. I hope I can live up to her standards with my nieces and nephews. Rest in peace my dear aunt! Will love you and miss you always.

  • June 14, 2014
    Rhonda Zackeru says:
    Aunt Dot was a special part of my life and will always be .There is no one like her. I will hold forever in my heart the feeling I had driving up spruce drive to her door,as a small child, teenager ,and woman and seeing my children feel the same. She always made me feel special. Thank you Aunt Dot for loving me and my children. Love you more than words can express and will miss you terribly. Rest in peace my sweet precious Aunt

  • June 15, 2014
    Kayla R Matthis says:
    Mrs Jan and Mr Mike, My condolences on your loss. It is my prayer that God will give you both peace and flood your hearts with precious memories of times past. You will be together again forever in perfect body and mind. Until that time comes, stay strong and keep faith. In all circumstances, pray continuously and give thanks.....1st Thess 5: 18-20. It was a pleasure taking care of Ms Dot. She was a special lady; so kind and sweet. I am glad I met you Mrs Jan. You have a caring spirit. I hope we will cross paths again. I will be at Davis, so you know where to find me. :) God Bless, Kayla R Matthis, RN