Dorothy Elizabeth Blankenship Sisk, 98, of Hickory, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at Frye Regional Medical Center.
Dorothy was born March 12, 1920 in Iredell County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bain Sisk, a son, Steve Bain Sisk, a brother, Roy Blankenship, a sister, Elsie Lippard and a great-grandson, Aaron Jacob Sisk.
Dorothy graduated from Statesville High School. She worked in the Hickory City School System, but spent most of her life as a homemaker. She loved staying at home and caring for her family and especially spending time with her grandchildren. Viewmont Baptist Church, where she was a faithful member for many years, was a very important part of her life. Dorothy was an avid Atlanta Braves fan through thick and thin. She led an uncomplicated life filled with kindness and love.
The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Trinity Village for their loving care and many kindnesses. A very special thank you goes to Barbara Benge who was Dorothy’s caregiver for over 10 years.
Survivors are her son, Larry G. Sisk, two grandsons; Jacob B. Sisk and wife April, and Mark Sisk, great-grandson, Cole A. Sisk and a daughter in law, Cindy Elder all of Hickory.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 with the Rev. Dr. Andrew Rawls officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Viewmont Baptist Church, 1246 2nd St. N.E., Hickory, N.C. 28601 or Trinity Village, 1265 21st St. N.E., Hickory, N.C. 28601.
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