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 I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too,
I think of you in silence I often speak your name
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping I have you in my heart.


Mrs. Rosa Holloway Dortch, age 56, of Warren County, North Carolina departed this life on February 13, 2017 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. 

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Boyd's Funeral Services in Warrenton, North Carolina.  Rev. Sylvester Cheek will officiate and burial will follow at church cemetery. 

She leaves to cherish her memories, her mother, Rosa L. Holloway, of Ridgeway, NC; one son, Quentin Cheek (Kimberly)  of Bessemer City, NC; two daughters, Shekeirra Crews (William)  of Bessemer City, NC, Kirstin Cheek of Ridgeway, NC;  five grandchildren; five sisters, Mary Glaspie (Walter), Viola Holloway (Syndey) of Brooklyn, NY, Sheerley Drew of Sharpsburg, NC, Brenda Holloway of  Ridgeway, NC, Phyllis Holloway of Knightdale, NC; three brothers, Larry D. Holloway (Tam) of Romoland, CA , James Holloway (Pamelia) of Raleigh, NC, Wilbert Holloway of  Manasses, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

There will be no public viewing. 

Professional Services Rendered to Boyd's Funeral Services in Warrenton, North Carolina. 




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  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Boyds Funeral Services
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    Sorry for your lost.
    ~ Alpean Hightower
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    James, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. We pray that you have peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Jasper & Brenda Jones
    ~ Jasper Jones   Wilson, NC
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
    Sorry for your family's loss Sheerley. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers
    ~ Carolyn Livingston   Zebulon, NC
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
    Sorry for your family's loss Sheerley. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers
    ~ Carolyn Livingston   Zebulon, NC
  • Friday, February 17, 2017
    To the family of Rosa: I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Rosa ( Nette) as she was affectionately called. May you keep the memories of her in your mind and hearts until we can welcome her back during the resurrection. When Jesus was on the earth he healed the sick and raised the dead and he (Jesus) promised that he will do this again in the future.; (John 5: 28 & 29 & Acts 24:15). Please read these Scriptures in your Bible, they can bring you a measure of comfort until the fulfillment of them. We will keep your family in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Mamie Andrews Boyd & Wilbert Boyd 29
    ~ Mamie Andrews Boyd   North Chesterfield, VA
  • Friday, February 17, 2017
    To the family of Rosa Dortch I loved her like a sister. I have so many memories of her ,we shared so many secrets I know that we will miss her dearly .But just remember, its no more pain, no more heart aches ,no worries She has that great big smile resting in the arms of our heavenly father. Be strong and I will keep you in my prayers.
    ~ Itena Lynch   Hollister, NC
  • Friday, February 17, 2017
    Rosa Lee..... you and your family are in my prayers. Love Sheila.
    ~ Sheila Williams   Durham, NC
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    I want to extend to you and the family my deepest condolense for your loss. Grieving the loss of someone who is very dear to you will no doubt take time. But as each day passes, reflecting on the memories you shared and meditating on those promises found in the bible, will give you a hope and the strength to keep going. Philippians 4:6,7
    ~ Phyllis Williams   Warrenton, NC
  • Friday, February 17, 2017
    My heart ?? goes out to the family, my deepest condolences. We lost another cousin, but it never gets easy losing a love on. RIP NET
    ~ Phyllis Smith   Norlina, NC
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017
    Rosa Lee and family, my prayers are with you. May Our Lord ease your hearts. Love You & God Bless You.
    ~ Linda   PHILADELPHIA, PA