On Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, Dorothy Doyle McMichael Nathan, loving wife, mother, and devoted friend, passed away at the age of 93, in her home at Penick Village. Dorothy was born March 8, 1927, in Durham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Doyle Rogers McMichael and Louise Hattie Curtis; by her husband of 69 years, Marx Nathan; and by their son, Robert “Bob.”

She is survived by her daughter, Pat Nathan-Groves (Mervyn); and her half-sister, Ali McMichael NeSmith (Wayne).

Dorothy was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Lumberton and of West End Presbyterian Church. She was an avid gardener, loved her animals and was a thespian, perhaps best known for her “Rum Cake Lady” skit. Most notably, she was a patient and devoted wife to her gregarious husband, Marx.

The family wishes to acknowledge the loving kindness of the Penick Village staff and caregivers as well as the exceptional support provided by the FirstHealth Hospice team.

A graveside service will be held in Lumberton, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to West End Presbyterian Church, Penick Village Foundation, or Dress for Success Triangle.