Dorothy Edwards Credle

July 24, 1930 - September 21, 2017
Dorothy Edwards Credle

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Dorothy Anne Edwards Credle
Our beloved mother, Dorothy Anne Edwards Credle, joined her loving husband on Thursday, September 21st. Dorothy was born in Bladen County on July 24, 1930, the daughter of the late Roy Edwards and Retha Singletary Edwards. For most of her life she called Great Bridge home, but had recently moved to the family home in Bath, NC.
Dorothy was a graduate of Great Bridge High School class of 1948. After graduation from Kees Business College she went to work at Richmond Cedar Works where she met her husband, Martin Floyd Credle. They were married May 20, 1950. That union of 63 years blessed them with 3 children, Deborah Anne Credle, Bryan Keith Credle, and Martin Floyd Credle, Jr. She was a past member of Colonial Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
In addition to her children, she is survived by 2 grandchildren, Lillie and Emma Credle, brother, Stephen Edwards, Revered D. Thomas Edwards, and Michael Edwards. She had a great love for her family and will be missed by all.
There will be a service for her at St. Clair's Church of Christ in Bath, NC at 1:00 Tuesday, September 26th, officiated by her brother, Rev. D. Thomas Edwards. Visitation immediately following. She will then be carried home to be laid to rest. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 with the service being at 1:00 on Thursday, September 28th at the Hollomon Brown, Great Bridge Chapel on Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA. Burial will immediately follow the service in the Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington, NC is serving the Credle family.
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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
1:00 PM

St. Clairs Church of Christ - Directions
9814 NC Hwy 99 S
Bath, NC 27808

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  • September 27, 2017
    James and samantha Sawyer says:
    Mrs Credle was such a nice women and she was so good to my kids when they saw her, my 12 yr old was very sad to hear about her passing and then she asked what about Joey mom i said Joey is being taken care of i am sure(Joey was her dog). Sorry for your loss.

  • September 26, 2017
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  • September 25, 2017
    Dale Edwards says:
    To my dear niece and nephews, I am so sad to have missed seeing your Mom again as we had hoped. She was another sister to me and a wonderful Aunt to my twins. She always was so supportive to us at the most trying times in our lives. I know Floyd has been waiting so he could have someone to tell his family tree stories to. All the Credles will be standing at the gates waiting to greet her as well as the Edwards Clan. May she find peace in Gods loving arms.

  • September 25, 2017
    Dale Edwards says:
    Debbie,Bryan and Marty, I was so sad that I didn't get to see Dot again like we had hoped. Both your Mom and Dad were always so kind and helpful to me and Danny and Geoff. We were never treated as anything other than close family and you will never understand just how much that meant to the boys and I. Just know that she is in Gods hands now and that your Dad was patiently waiting for her company. Our prayers are with you all

  • September 25, 2017
    Pat Waggoner says:
    Debbie, May God give you peace and strength at this time. With prayers, Pat Waggoner

  • September 25, 2017
    Karen & Don Dugan says:
    Dear Debbie

    We have been praying for you since we first heard about your mother. As you and I sat in choir last week, we were talking about your mom and your deep concern for her health. Little did we know then The Lord would call her home so quickly.

    I am sorry we cannot attend the funeral, but please know you are in our thoughts and praying The Lord will give you HIS peace and comfort.

  • September 25, 2017
    Starlon Credle says:
    Dot was a lovely person. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • September 24, 2017
    Melba Conklin says:
    Dorothy was a my first cousin and a wonderful dear friend. She lived with my family when we were children and shared many things ,some good, some bad but shared .We were close as sisters.We know where she is at tonight so we will not say goodbye but ADO as we will see her again . Melba and Ray

  • September 24, 2017
    Wayne and Cindie Credle says:
    Aunt Dot will be sorely missed. She was a very gentle Lady and the best friend to our Mother, Gladys Credle. She was faithfully served by her daughter Debbie, and her sons. We will be praying for the comfort of those she left behind. We praise God for a faithful wife, a loving Mother, and gentle friend. Love to the family , Wayne and Cindie Credle

  • September 24, 2017
    Sharon Bishop says:
    Dot, was a friend to God, she shared alot of interesting stories about family and life, she always shared a laugh and a smile with everyone. Dot was my Mother's first cousin and I'm blessed to have known her as my 2nd cousin. All her family here in Butters, NC are blessed to have shared in her earthly life, she has now received her reward, Heaven. May GOD who knows and understands our pain and sorrow be near to Debbie, Bryan , and Marty, and family.

  • September 23, 2017
    Susan Stallings says:
    Dorothy was someone we got to know better as the years went by. Even though the visits were few & far between, it was always easy to pick up where we last "left off". She loved her family, and I'm happy to say that she treated "us" like a family, too! I know she will be greatly missed!

  • September 23, 2017
    Sandy Stell says:
    Mrs Dorothy was such a sweet lady, I loved her even though our friendship was short. Prayers for Debbie, Marty and all the Credle family.