Dorothy Wester

Dorothy P Wester (Pergerson)

Friday, June 19th, 1936 - Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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Dorothy Pergerson Piper Wester, 84, of Franklinton, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 12, 2020 with her children by her side. Dorothy was born June 19th, 1936 to the late Benard Pergerson, Sr. and Louise Gupton Pergerson. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmy Piper, second husband, Bobby Wester, brothers, Col. Bernard Sharb Pergerson, Jr, Franklin Baer “FB” Pergerson, and sister, Barbara Pergerson Hudson.

Dorothy was a member of Franklinton United Methodist Church. She attended Franklinton High School and earned nursing assistant credentials at Vance Granville Community College. Mrs. Wester worked at Sterling Cotton Mills in Franklinton but spent most of her life being a caretaker for residents in local nursing homes and in-home care. She was well-known for having a “heart of gold” taking care of others and putting their needs before her own. Her family was her pride and joy. She will be remembered for her kind spirit and beautiful smile. She grew the prettiest roses in Franklin County. When not helping others, she enjoyed watching the Game Show Network and the Bold and the Beautiful.

Mrs. Wester is survived by her children, Tommy Piper (Carol), Deborah Stallings (Al), Linda Gail Frederickson (Clark), and Anthony Wester (Sue). She leaves behind 13 grandchildren, Mark Anthony (Shann), EA (Kristi), JR, Abbie (Blair), Ben, David, Josh, Brandi (Jeremy), Tyreese, Ashton (Jared), Daniel (Misty), and Hayley (Dan). Great-grands are Rebekah, Addison, Marion, Piper, Brandon, William, Charlotte, Karsen, Deacon, Holden, John Allen, Beckham, MacKenzie, Bruce, and Ryleigh.

The family would like to thank Dorothy’s caregivers, Linda Perry, Rebekah Carter and Deborah Coley, for all of the care and support they provided.

Private family services will be held at Franklinton United Methodist Church with Helen Champion and David Averette officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Cards may be mailed to 210 Phelps Road and donations may be made to Franklinton United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC 27549. Online condolences may be made to
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Karen J Webb

Posted at 11:54pm
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother.. Before I moved
away from Franklinton, I would still see ya'lls Mother from time to time and I would still call her Mrs. Piper. She would
always smile that beautiful smile. God Bless each and
every one of you.

Karen J Webb
West Asheville, NC


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Posted at 11:03pm
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. With heartfelt love- Connie, Stan , Ashley and Zach.
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Rosemary Champion

Posted at 09:16pm
Mrs. Wester was such a kind and sweet lady. She was always a joy to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Cherish the memories.

Danette Cheatham

Posted at 07:31pm
Thanking God for your loved one's life, and thinking of you with sympathy during this difficult time. Love, Danette Cheatham & Relay Family.
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Sandra Preddy

Posted at 02:14pm
Dear family, I loved Ms. Dorothy so much and so did Kelly. We always enjoyed seeing her in church and getting a hug. Several years ago when Kelly was in youth group we went Christmas caroling at Ms. Dorothy's and truly enjoyed it. It really made our Christmas special. Sending love and prayers to you all. She will be greatly missed, Sandra Denning Preddy

Mercy Parsons Posted at 05:49am

I'm very saddened for momma Dorothy's passing but I know that she is in a better place now and not having anymore pain. She is a very loving woman who loves to give hugs. I'm very grateful to have known her and all of you and for accepting me as one of your own. She is part of my life and will always remain in my heart. I love you all and God bless! Hugs and Kisses- Mercy

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