Mary Bell Dockery, age 92, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Mrs. Dockery was born November 9, 1924, in Leavenworth County, KS. A resident of Buncombe County for most of her life, she worked as the Cafeteria Manager at Weaverville Elementary School for 26 years. She was the daughter of the late David Eugene and Ruby Lyda Bell and wife of the late Romulus Dockery who died in 1997. Also preceding her in death were a son, Charles Dockery who died in 2006, ten siblings and her beloved dog, Scooter.
Surviving are her daughters, Gwen Dockery and Nancy Harwood; son, Phil Dockery and wife Geneva; sister-in-law Norma Dean Metcalf; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday July 14, 2017, in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, Asheville.
Flowers are acceptable and appreciated. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider: Asheville Humane Society 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806 or Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, PO Box 8195, Asheville, NC 28814.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Dockery’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
Ashelawn Garden Of Memory
Friday July 14th, 2017
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804
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My love and prayers are with you and your family as you suffer the loss of your wonderful mother. She is remembered by so many who were fed by her with both food and kindness. Benny is one of them. He often talked about how she took good care of him for many years when he walked through the cafeteria line. I cherish being fortunate to work with you for many years, and have always considered you to be a dear friend. Keep the faith.
With love, Jane and Benny
Submitted by Jane and Benny Roberts on Jul 16 2017 11:57:18 AM
To Nancy, Gwen, Phil and families, I was so saddened to hear about the passing of Aunt Mary. She was a wonderful lady and a dear aunt. One of my fondest memories is how she never failed to tell me how much I reminded her of mother every time I saw her which is one of the highest compliments that could ever receive. I'm so sorry that I wasn't able to be there to share my sympathies in person but do know that I will be praying for you all in the difficult days ahead for you to find peace and comfort. She will be greatly missed by many and you have my deepest sympathies! Debbie
Submitted by Debbie Moore Batson on Jul 14 2017 08:16:35 PM
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So sorry for the loss of your Mother. She has always been a special aunt and I will miss her and her beautiful smile. May God Bless you.
Love and prayers ... Glenda
Submitted by Glenda on Jul 14 2017 09:10:39 AM
So Blessed to have been a part of this wonderful lady's life and to have been able to call her Aunt Mary! I know her family is rejoicing in Heaven at her Homecoming with our Lord and Saviour Jesus!! Prayers of comfort and strength for the family and friends- Ron and Brittany
Submitted by Ron & Brittany Moore on Jul 13 2017 11:45:28 PM
Nancy, Kevin, Gwen, Phil and famlies ...it is with heartfelt sympathy ...I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother here on earth but she is in heaven rejoicing and well ! I share such fond memories of her while growing up and always looked forward to going to my sweet "Aunt Mary's"! We always felt at home with her....and loved her wonderful cooking. She made the best cakes ever!!! I will always remember her sweet smile and the love and care she gave to you her family. My prayers are for each of you for comfort, strength and a peace only God can give! Please know I love you and will always cherish the sweet memories and families have always shared. We are so Blessed . May God continue to Bless each of you.....my love always, Sandy
Submitted by Sandy Worley on Jul 13 2017 11:11:01 PM
Dear Gwen, I don't know if you remember me, but we graduated together. I'm sorry for the loss of your Mom. Pray the sweet memories you and your family have in your hearts offer comfort and peace at this difficult time,
Submitted by Julia (Judy) Carson Pare on Jul 13 2017 07:56:23 PM
Mary was extremely helpful to us when our mother died and we were trying to make arrangements to have her buried with Daddy at Ashlawn. Will never forget her kindness. We send condolences to Phil, Gwen, and Nancy.
Linda Bobby Kim Scott Doug
Submitted by Raymond's & Anne's Kids on Jul 13 2017 06:44:19 PM
Nancy, Kevin & Austin..I know you will miss your mother/grandmother. You were fortunate to have her 92 years and she was blessed to have you there to care for her in these later years. I am praying for God's peace and comfort to rest on you.
With love & sympathy
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