Annie Mae Dockery, daughter of the late Jessie Dave and Homie Bell Jones, was born January 17, 1932 in Hoke County, NC. She departed this life on Sunday, February 4, 2018 in the comfort of her home.
She graduated from Hoke County High School in 1985 and Sandhills Community College in 1987 with a Nursing Assistant Certificate. She worked at Pinebluff Products, The House of Raeford and retired from Hoke County Correctional Center in 1992.
Knowing this day would come, Annie Mae received Christ in her early life as her personal Savior. She was a faithful member of New Pilgrim Holiness Church and later Freedom Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church as long as her health allowed. At Freedom, she served as Director of the Children’s Choir, Senior Choir member, Chairperson – Hospitality Committee, Girl Scout Leader, Usher, A.M.E. Zion Missionary, Director of Outreach Ministry, and received the “Touch a Teen” Award for her work in mentoring teen girls February 27, 1993, “Faithful and Devoted Service of Freedom A.M.E. Zion” Award September 13, 1998.
On September 19, 1949, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Mack Leo Dockery who preceded her in death. To this union five children were born. One daughter Elizabeth Louise, preceded her in death.
Those left to cherish precious memories of her are two sons: Kenneth Leo and wife Alice of the home, Ronnie Wayne of Raeford, NC; two daughters Pamela S. Dockery-Howard and husband Alvin and Donyea A. Bell and husband Timothy both of Clemmons, NC. A special son Michael McIntosh of Petersburg, VA; One brother; Henry Lee Jones and wife Lillian of Raeford, NC, two sisters: Fannie Mae Graham of Raeford, NC and Beatrice Purcell of Raleigh, NC, Sixteen grandchildren, thirty three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.