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Darothy Faye (Dixon) Beaver

July 3, 1948 ~ July 1, 2021 (age 72)


On the morning of July 1st, 2021, Heaven gained a true Angel...

Darothy Faye Dixon Beaver passed away at home surrounded by love after a year of declining health.

She was born on July 3rd, 1948, in Hartsville, SC to the late James Clayton (JC) and Annie Mae Gainey Dixon. She had been a resident of Kannapolis for over sixty years. She graduated from A.L. Brown High school in 1967.

Many of you will know her as “Ms Darothy” or “Ms Dot-Dot” from Peter Pan, La Petite, Westside Nazarene Daycare or New Life Kids Care where she worked a total of well over forty years and had many, many children and students that she considered her “kids”. She loved the work she did and years later seeing and meeting those children as adults and being introduced to their children and sometimes even grandchildren.

Darothy was married to her “Honey-Bunny” David Michael Beaver for fifty-one years. Their marriage was a representation of love that their daughters and son-in-laws looked to as an example of what a marriage is and how true love can survive the years through any circumstances.

She was a member of Westside Church of the Nazarene for fifty-seven years, she loved her church, church family, and God with all of her heart. She loved to sing at church with her daughters where they had been deemed the “Happy Beavers”.

She was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws Grover and Betty Beaver, brothers Jackie and Ronnie Dixon and sisters Francis (Wayne ~ living) Parson and Bonnie Dixon.

She is survived by her brothers Michael (Lisa), Jerry (Janet), and James “Richard” (Jane) Dixon. Brothers and sisters in-law George (Debbie) Beaver, Nancy (Glen) Foster, and Peggy (Rick) Honsinger.

Also left to cherish her memories are her “three girls”: Tamara (Leon) Bare, Dava (Wayne) Biggerstaff, and Amy (Michael) Barbee.

Her grandchildren Jamie “JD” (Cassandra) and Zachary (Pat) Bare, Justin (Maryann) Lane, Jeremy and Clayton Biggerstaff, and Brandon and Emma Barbee. She also had six great grandchildren: Kortlynn, Abigail, Henley, Alydia, Justin “JJ” and Kaleigh.

The family wishes to recognize several people who she loved dearly, and many times looked to for guidance or just to “talk”. They are her dear friends Pastor Charles and wife Joyce Savage, Pastor John Parrish, and her beloved nephew Reverend Jason Stevens.

Funeral arrangements are as follows: visitation will be at Whitley's Funeral Home in Kannapolis from 6 to 8pm Friday July 2nd and Services at Westside Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, July 3rd at 2pm.

Along with great appreciation for all the food and support that family and friends have given, the family would also like to thank Hospice Care of Cabarrus County, Hospice nurse Brittany Safrit, and Madison Hernon for all of the love and support shown during this hard time.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Westside Church of the Nazarene's church building fund in Darothy's memory.

During her 72 years on this earth, she represented to her family the highest standard and example of what a wife, mother, teacher, caregiver, but most of all “Christian” is.

The family asks that whenever you see a butterfly to think of Darothy and smile, she is in Heaven now...

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July 2, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Whitley's Funeral Home

Funeral Service
July 3, 2021

2:00 PM
Westside Church of the Nazarene
4700 Isenhour Road
Kannapolis, NC 28081

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