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O'SHEA, Hallie Mae Dockery

O'SHEA - Hallie Mae Dockery 90 years young. Born in Zephyr, NC, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, July 19, 2016. She was born April 13, 1926 to the late Alvin and Monnie Shinault Dockery. Hallie was one of seven children brought up on a small farm that raised tobacco and anything they needed to sustain the family. From an early age, she loved learning and attended Dobson Elementary School. She later attended Pfeiffer Junior College and went on to earn a degree in Drama from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, she met her husband, Ted, with whom she lived in Buffalo, NY, for many years. Hallie had a passion for the arts, and was able to live out that passion acting in local theater. She was a member of the Amherst Players Theater Group and served as the director of the Harlem Road Community Center. Hallie was a beautiful, spirited and generous woman, who was always helping others. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who was absolutely adored by every person that had the privilege of meeting her. She leaves behind an incredible legacy of love and inspiration. In addition to her parents, Hallie was preceded in death by her husband Edward Kelly O'Shea, Jr.; two sons Edward Kelly O'Shea, III and Michael Patrick O'Shea; one sister Vickie Hayes; three brothers Gilmer Dockery, Tommy Docker and Phil Dockery. Hallie leaves behind two sisters Fairy Hayes and Libby Helton; three daughters and sons-in-law: Maureen and Michael Corder of Mount Airy, NC, Kathleen and Robert Wilkins of Mount Airy and Patricia and Joseph Haynes of Dover, PA; eight grandchildren and "extended" grandchildren: Joshua and Nikki Corder, Jennifer and Travis Atkins, Matthew and Joanna O'Shea, James O'Shea, Shea and Logan Sawyers, Aaron and Savanna Wilkins, Catherine Macris and Demetrius Macris; seven great-grandchildren: Hallie Corder, Finley Corder, Kellan Atkins, Samuel Atkins, Jack Patrick, Wyatt Sawyers and Hayden Rish; several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy is assisting the O'Shea family. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Central Continuing Care of Mount Airy and the staff of Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.
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