Dorothy Harriss Weathersbee

February 17, 2021

Dorothy Harriss Weathersbee died peacefully on February 17, 2021 in Charlotte, NC.

Dotty was born on July 17, 1921.  Except for two years in Atlanta that started shortly after marrying Ransey Weathersbee, Jr. in August 1942, while he went to dental school at Atlanta Southern Dental College, she was a life-long resident of Wilmington, NC., until she moved to Charlotte in February 2015.

Dotty was the daughter of Elizabeth Ames Skelding and Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr.  She was married to Ransey Weathersbee, Jr., until his death in September 1971.  Dotty is survived by her sister, Betty Harriss Watts, recently of Houston, TX, her son, Andrew Harriss Weathersbee and his wife, Elizabeth McPhail Weathersbee of Charlotte NC; daughter, Elizabeth Ames Weathersbee of Wilmington, NC; three grandchildren, Emily Weathersbee Asbury (Louis), Eleanor Weathersbee Lambert (John) of Charlotte, NC, and Andrew Ross Weathersbee of Asheville, NC, and three great-grandchildren.

If you got to know Dotty, you would learn that she loved Jesus and St. James Episcopal Church.  She loved her prayer groups and had fond memories of layreading at St. James (and always enjoyed telling family and friends that she was the first female layreader there).  She also enjoyed leading Sunday services in the same lay capacity at All Souls Church Northwest in Northwest, NC.  Dotty was grateful to her Lord for her many blessings, so many she could not list them all.

A memorial service will be held in Wilmington, NC, at a later date. 

Memorials may be sent to St. James Episcopal Church, 25 South 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, or Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster, 8919 Park Road, Suite 1000, Charlotte, NC  28210.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • John & Sandy Ibach

    Dear Sandy,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing away.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Lots of love.
    John & Sandy Ibach

  • LYNN H mcIntyre

    Some people you enjoy no matter how short or long a time you knew them--just the thought of Dot makes me smile--

  • Richard & Cookie Cantwell

    Dottie leaves a legacy of kindness, generosity and true faith! She always warmed our hearts and made us feel special! Her positive impact on Wilmington, St James Episcopal Church and our family will never be forgotten!

  • Jocelyn Strange Lynch

    Dear Sandy, I am Remembering what a lovely sweet lady Dotty was and what good friends Dotty and Ransey were with Mamma and Daddy. I’ve got some wonderful pictures of our two families when I was the only child to spoil. I always loved it when Dotty was going to read the lesson at church. I don’t know who was better...Dotty or Daddy. I saw Beth one day by chance a couple of years ago and she said “ Jocelyn Strange” is that really you?” I hope we get to see each other when there is a breather during this Pandemic. Much love to you and your family, Jocelyn

  • Brenda D Wolff

    Dear Elizabeth, Andrew, and family,
    It is with sadness for you and joy for Dottie that I learned of her death on February 17, 2021! Just think! She was almost 100? As a fellow church member at St James, I was privileged to witness her devotion to Our Lord as she lived her life. My sincere condolences to each of you. Brenda Wolff