Dorothy May Mobley of Nanuet, New York died on April 9 (Monday Thursday), 2020 at the Northern Manor Multi Care Center in Nanuet, New York. She was 83 years old, a little over a month shy of her 84th birthday.
Dorothy was one of the few people who actually worked in a field that was her absolute passion. She was a New York City elementary school teacher (or an educator as she would say) and was intimately involved in education for thirty years in the Bronx, New York. It was there that she proudly molded the minds of young students and convinced neighborhood parents to become involved in their children’s education. Dorothy was a member of the United Federation of Teachers and she advocated for enhanced teachers’ as well as students’ academic environments.
She was born in LaGrange, North Carolina on May 29, 1936 to Herbert Best and Jessie May Davis. Dorothy attended Frink High School in LaGrange, North Carolina, Bronx Community College in the Bronx, New York and ultimately graduated from Lehman College in the Bronx, New York where she received her Master’s Degree in education.
Dorothy was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. the Bronx Alumnae chapter where she enthusiastically provided public service in the Bronx African American communities along with her sorority sisters.
On September 3, 1960 she married Leroy Mobley and they remained together for over 40 years until he transitioned in 2001.
Dorothy lived in the Bronx for a number of decades prior to becoming a resident at the Northern Manor Multicare Center. When she lived in the Bronx she was: a Sunday school teacher at the Westchester United Methodist Church and Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church, involved in many of the Tilden Towers’ residents’ activities and she loved to host gatherings at her home with many of her friends and family in attendance.
Dorothy will be remembered for her sunny disposition, gift of gab, twinkles in her eyes and bright smile that attracted so many people to her. Many of her friends and family (as well as Gregory’s and Daphne’s friends) loved visiting Dorothy and Leroy to experience fun, food and love. She was always available to help so many others, uplift people and improve their situations.
She is survived by a son (Gregory), daughter (Daphne), granddaughter (N’dea), five sisters (Mary, Emma, Loretta, Doris, Sally) as well as a host of other family members and friends who remember her as an exceptionally loving, altruistic person.
In light of the current state of affairs with COVID-19, a memorial service will be held at a future date.
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