Dorothy McCullen Basden, 84, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at her home. By her side holding her hand was her husband of 53 &1/2 years, John Lee Basden. She was born in Mt. Olive, NC to the late Leonard and Daisy Hatch McCullen, and was a member of Park East Church of God.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday at 12:00 noon at Wayne Memorial Park with Pastor Wesley J. Jarmin officiating.
In addition to her husband, Dorothy is survived by her children, Billy Ray Wise Jr. and wife, Dianne of Marion, NC, Theresa Spain and husband, Landon of Fountain, NC, Susan B. Cole and husband, Robert Jr. of Goldsboro, and Sandra Jernigan of Goldsboro; a daughter in law, Janie Wise of Wilmington; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
Dorothy was also preceded in death by a son, Steven Wise.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Kindred Healthcare as well as the staff of Community Home Health and Hospice.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Basden family and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com