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Alice Faye Harrell Dortch

September 2, 1939 - March 16, 2022

On March 16, Alice Faye Dortch, 82, went home to be with our Lord and Savior after a lengthy illness.

Born of the late James and Maggie Harrell on September 2, 1939, in Aulander NC

Her earlier years were spent as a daughter of a simple sharecropper, she never dreamed that she would travel around the world touching all those she met.   She was a service wife, homemaker, entrepreneur, Pentecostal Minister, and missionary, spreading the word of God in Africa.   However, she deemed her greatest accomplishment as that of a wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.  She was an inspiration to those who knew her and never met a stranger.  Her name “Alice” means noble and light.   She truly lived up to her name, as her smile would bring light into the darkest times. She was known as a kind soul, providing loving words of wisdom and comfort to hurting hearts.  Alice was a great prayer warrior and prayed over her family daily.

The family finds comfort in scripture and knowing Alice is in the loving arms of Jesus.

Brothers and Sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.   1 Thessalonians 4:13

Alice is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert Earl Dortch, her parents, brothers, sisters and Grandsons, Sean Joseph Robert Dortch and Robert Alan Bolick.

Left to Cherish her memory are a daughter Valerie Gitt, husband Mark, sons, James Dortch, wife Cindy, Daniel Dortch, wife Dee. grandchildren; Brandon Bolick, wife Amanda, Nicholas Bolick, Emry Daniel, Zachary Daniel, Daniel Dortch, Jared Daniel, Amber Dortch, Thomas Dortch. great grandchildren: Noah Bolick, Jackson Bolick, Owen Bolick.

The family would like to thank Avalon Hospice for the love and care they provided.  They are truly angels.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 25, 6-8 pm, at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A luncheon will be held on March 26, 11 am at Higher Ground Church for the immediate family, with service at 1pm, followed by interment at Sunnyside Cemetery, Scotland Neck, NC.

The family ask that memorial donations be made to help with funeral and travel expenses by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Dortch family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 25, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm


Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church

2209 Highway 13
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022


Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, North Carolina

Hwy 258 North
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

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