Ms. Dolly Tate, 82, years young, was born on August 15, 1939. She passed on to her heavenly home and gained her wings on January 3, 2022. She was born to the late Wamoth E. Manns and Eva-Mae Smith. She was born and raised in Jonesville, NC and was a long-time resident of Lexington, NC, until moving to Kernersville, NC.
Dooly loved the Lord and she showed it through her singing. She sung with the quartet group, "The Lady Samaritan's for 33 years. She then started her own group, "The Gospel Pearls" and they traveled both near and far spreading God's Word through the ministry of song.
Dolly was a member of Upper Room Baptist and was the oldest member. She loved the young people and would often be found giving a word of encouragement. She would sing along with the choir and say, "Look at my babies up there singing for the Lord."
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Tate, her parents, three daughters, Tina L. Tate, Karen l. Martin and Sharon Martin, One grandson, Michael Davis, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her memories, three daughters, Jacqueline (David) Watts of the home; Minister Colean Smith of Kernersville, NC and Tonya Thornton of Trinity, NC; Two sons, Coley (Taunya) Davis and Donald Davis of High Point, NC. One sister, Annie Lee Manns of Winston-Salem, NC, Thirteen grandchildren, Fourteen great grandchildren, One great-great grandchild and a host of family and friends.