Obituary Dorothy Wright Fortune

Dorothy “Dot” Wright Fortune of Southern Pines, North Carolina passed away January 20, 2021. Born and raised in Greensboro, the daughter of the late Robert R. and Grace S. Wright, she spent most of her adult years in the Raleigh area.  A homemaker while her children were young, Dorothy later retired from the North Carolina Parole Commission, at which time she was awarded the North Carolina Long Leaf Pine Award.  She was a faithful member and devoted volunteer at Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh, for as long as her health allowed.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dennis, daughter Susan Fortune Jilliani Long of Richmond, Virginia, and granddaughter Sarah Ann Fortune. Surviving are her son, Dennis, Jr. and wife Diann of Southern Pines, her brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Anne Wright of Jamestown, North Carolina and two grandsons, Zachariah Jillani of Richmond, Virginia and Nicholas Fortune of Southern Pines.

Services for Dorothy will be Saturday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Hill Cemetery in Burlington, North Carolina.  Officiating the graveside burial is the Reverend Holly Gloff, Associate Rector of Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church, with whom Dorothy volunteered.

If you desire, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or: Penick Village Foundation’s Benevolent Assistance Program, 500 E Rhode Island Ave, Southern Pines NC 28387. Or online at Or to Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1520 Canterbury Road, Raleigh, NC 27608.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage, North Carolina is serving the family.

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