Mary Doris Waldrop, 77, of Hendersonville went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation, following a period of declining health.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late James and Bessie Tankersley Heatherly.
During her working years, Doris was employed by Dr. J.M. Ross as a nursing assistant before retiring in 1984. She was a lifelong member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and always remained very active in the church, from singing in the choir to teaching Sunday School.
Doris was a wonderful Christian, wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed deeply by her loved ones.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Horace Jessie Waldrop; son, Horace Steven Waldrop of Hendersonville; daughter, Norma W. Sproles and husband, Chuck, of Flat Rock; five grandchildren, Jacob and Nicholas Waldrop and Spencer, Brently, and Cameron Sproles; brother, Lum Heatherly of Hendersonville; special friend and confidant, Emma Lou Justice of Hendersonville; and several nieces and nephews, whom she loved very much.
A Funeral Service will be held at 3 PM Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Mud Creek Baptist Church with the Reverend Greg Mathis officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. At other times, the family will be at the home of Norma and Chuck Sproles.
The family wishes to thank Martha Todd, the nursing staff of Hendersonville Health and Rehab; Pardee Hospital, and Four Seasons Compassion for Life for all of their kind and loving care for Doris.
Memorials may be made to Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.