Dorothea “Dot” Sheldon Stroud, 93, of Fuquay-Varina, NC, passed away April 20, 2018.
She was born to the late Lloyd and Opal Sheldon, Aug 18, 1924, in Chicago, Ill. Dot graduated from high school in Salem, OR and received a BA degree from Campbell University in 1967.
She married the late David Stroud in 1945, whom she met while serving in a Naval hospital in Vallejo, CA during WWII.
Dot very much enjoyed teaching science at Fuquay-Varina High School. She later worked at the Learning Lab at Wake Technical Community College, where she retired after many years of service.
She was a member of the Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church for most of her adult life.
Dot is survived by three children: David and wife Ashleyn of Chapel Hill, Jeanie S. Hart and husband Ivan of Lake Gaston, and Paul and wife Sue of Raleigh. Dot also leaves six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Transitions LifeCare.
A graveside service for the family and friends will be held at Wake Chapel Memorial Gardens in Fuquay-Varina on Thursday, April 26, at 1PM, with a later memorial service scheduled for extended family and friends.
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To the families and loved ones of Mrs Stroud,who we know will be dearly missed. Almighty God promised at revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. And death, pain, and sorrow will be no more. So,you can take great in drawing close to God in prayer. And he will help sustain and support your families to endure in these difficult times and months to follow. My deepest condolences to all of your loved ones.
Submitted by Charles.R on Apr 28 2018 08:39:01 AM
Dear Stroud Family...It has been many years since I cut across neighbors' yards to reach your family home. It was always welcoming with a snack if needed....the reason Mrs. Stroud. I am so sorry for your loss. Treasure the memories and be sure to share them with the younger members of the family. Paul, Mother was thrilled you remembered her today. Take care. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sue Bass Gilbert
Submitted by Sue Bass Gilbert on Apr 26 2018 07:05:03 PM
Dear Family, Your Mom, Grandmother, Great Grand mother and Mother in law was one of the special people who has blessed my life. I came to Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church in 1970 and she and David were always a part of most of what we were involved in. My husband, Richard worked at Wake Tech at the same time She was there, And He gave blood for David when he was so sick. Everytime I saw her after that, She thanked me for his gift. I also had the high privilege of sharing in her grandson's early education at WEECARE. It was my joy to take her birthday gift from Hearts of Joy, the seniors group at Fuquay-Varina Baptist, each year until the last two. I know your loss is great for she loved you all so much. She and I always talked about you when I visited her at Windsor Point. She was so proud of all your accompolishments. You are in my prayer that God will fill that hole in your heart with His very Presence. Unless I find someone who is going to the service, I probably won't see you, since I have not driven my car since Feb. 2017. Your family has so blessed my life and I am so grateful for all of you. She was a most precious lady! I have missed her these last years.
Submitted by Betty Mangum on Apr 24 2018 02:42:38 PM
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