Dorothy Mae HusseyMay 17, 1924 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 93)
Dorothy Highfill Hussey, 93, of Wake Forest and Greensboro passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Born in High Point in 1924 she was the middle of five children of Viria and Ewell Highfill. She was preceded in death by her brothers Wallace and Roy Highfill, and her sisters Hazel Pulley and Ruth Johnson and her beloved husband Jack W. Hussey Sr.
She met Jack when she was in junior high school and he was a 4-letterman at High Point High School. She was one of the first majorettes at High Point High School. She loved to dance and she and Jack were members of several dance clubs.
Jack enlisted in the marines for World War II while attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his degree after his discharge in 1946. Jack and Dorothy married in December 1947. Jack was signed by the Boston Red Sox, but was called to participate in the Korean War since he was in the military reserves. He never got to play for the Red Sox.
Jack and Dorothy moved to California when he was called for the Korean War. Jack junior was born in 1951. After the war Jack resigned and moved his family to Raleigh, North Carolina and signed with the Raleigh Caps Baseball Club.
Dorothy and Jack lived in Goldsboro, NC for most of their marriage where they raised Jack Jr. Dorothy was a claims adjuster for Maryland Casualty for 32 years. She was involved in the Women’s Republican Party, President of Wayne County Women’s Club, Pilot Club member and Wayne County Heart Association volunteer.
After Jack’s death in 1985, Dorothy moved to Greensboro to be near her beloved sister, Ruth Johnson. While in Greensboro, she worked for the Greensboro Auto Auction. She was an avid bridge player and a member of the Red Hatter’s Club. She enjoyed shopping with her sister to expand her wardrobe, shoes, purses and household belongings.
Dorothy has always been very involved in health and wellness especially where food and vitamins are concerned. She maintained a large number of friends. Ruth made sure there were 90 people at Dorothy’s 90th birthday.
She is survived by her son, Jack Hussey, Jr, daughter-in-law, Connie Hussey and grandson, Travis Hussey.
After a private family commitment service, there will be a celebration of Dorothy’s life at the Grandover Hotel, 1000 Club Road, Greensboro, NC at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 26, 2018
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (Beacon Place), 2500 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405. Online condolences may be made on her Tribute page at www.brightfunerals.com.