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Juanita "Bert" Dover

February 19, 1952 April 16, 2022
Juanita  "Bert" Dover
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Obituary for Juanita "Bert" Dover

Juanita Harrell Dover (Bert), 70, of Roper, passed away peacefully at her home on April 16, 2022, after a battle with cancer. She was born to Leroy and Pauline White Harrell on February 19,1952 in Bertie County.

Bert was a graduate of North Carolina Baptist School of Nursing in 1973. She was employed at North Carolina Baptist Hospital from 1973 till 1981 as a cardiology nurse. In 1981 she moved to Williamston with her husband and raised their family. She returned to work as the medical office manager for her husband's pediatric practice until both retired November 30, 2020.

Bert loved the water and moved to her dream home on the Albemarle Sound several years prior to retiring. Fiercely independent and self sufficient she loved to work outdoors whether it was shoveling dirt, mowing grass, or planting flowers. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was always positive, supportive and encouraging.

Along with her parents, Bert was preceded in death by her brothers, Ashley Harrell and Jimmy White; her step-brother, Buddy Turner and her step father, Herbert Turner.

Bert is survived by her husband Tom Dover of Roper, NC; son, Miles Dover, his wife Nancy and grandsons, Blake and Chase of Newport, NC, son, Kenton Dover and his wife Maria and grandsons, Levi and Caleb and granddaughter, Emmi of Apex, NC. She is also survived by her sisters; Rachel Davis of Ahoskie, NC and Gretchen Rodda and husband Pete of Roper, NC and brother, Drap Harrell and wife Joy of Ahoskie, NC.

A private family memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of Bert. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Creswell Baptist Church, PO Box 278, Creswell, NC 27928 or West End Baptist Church, 1505 West Main Street, Williamston, NC 27892.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.

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