Dolores Pearce Chalk
August 31, 1928- February 7, 2024
Dolores P. Chalk affectionately known as “Dee” or “Granny Dee” peacefully went to be with the Lord on February 7, 2024. During her 95 years, she touched the lives of so many and will be deeply missed. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, wisdom, and unwavering commitment to her family, church, and community. Though she may no longer walk among us, her spirit will continue to live on in the countless lives she has touched.
Dolores was born in Franklin County to Ivey and Lillie Pearce and attended Bunn High School. She worked at Westinghouse in the chemistry lab for 32 years. This is where she met the love of her life, Grady, whom she was married to for 57 years. She was most proud of the fact that although she did not have a formal college degree, she took advantage of every class and extra training to obtain the equivalent of a college diploma. Before her retirement, she was overseeing the training of new college hires. Dolores was never one to stay still for very long. She always wanted to be busy and helping others, especially as a loyal caregiver to several family members. She worked after retirement at Belk in the shipping department for over a decade. In addition to her busy work life, she was a dedicated member of the Faithful Workers Sunday School class and kept the Nursery babies for Zebulon Baptist for over 25 years.
Though she loved working and her church service, she received the most joy from being with family. Dolores was a loving and selfless mother to her two daughters, Dianne and Connie. When her two granddaughters, Mary Paul and Anne Thurston came along, she became Granny Dee and was constantly spending time with them and teaching them how to cook. Her greatest joy came with the arrival of her great grandchildren, Evan, Lillie, and Asher. The love that she had for them was unconditional and they could do no wrong in her eyes. Her passing has left a huge hole in their hearts.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Grady Chalk and her five siblings Donald, Frederick, Mary, Doris, Phil and son-in-law, Ben Flora.
She is survived by her two daughters, Dianne M. Flora and Connie M. Goode, her grandchildren Mary Paul D. Cantin (Tony), Anne Thurston Debnam (Shaun), and her great-grandchildren, Evan A. Cantin, Lillie Frances Cantin, and Asher Pearce Weathersby Womack.
Additionally, she is survived by her step-grandchildren, Greg Flora (Jennifer), Chris Flora (Erin) and Janet Flora and step-great grandchildren, Spencer Flora (Mary), Benjamin Flora and Elizabeth Flora.
A Celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, February 10 at 11:00 am at Zebulon Baptist Church. Visitation will precede the service from 10:00-11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nursery and Children Departments at Zebulon Baptist