Dorothy Marie Hooper, 88

Dorothy Marie Hooper, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 1, 2019, while in the care of the Cadia Healthcare Renaissance center in Millsboro. She was born on May 2, 1931 to the late Lena McCay.

She graduated from the George Washington School and held many jobs over her lifetime. She was a member of Power & Love Outreach Ministries for several years. She worked for Blue Willow Inn for 30 years and later at the Carousel Hotel in Ocean City, Md.

Hooper was preceded in death by her husband, David Hooper; her son Anthony McCray; and her brothers, Floyd, James, Richard and Orville McCray. She is survived by her sister, Joyce McCray; three daughters, Bonnie McCray of Millsboro, Barbara Wise and her husband, Cornelius, of Georgetown, Del., and Girlena Hooper of Millsboro; two sons, Barry Hooper of Millsboro, and Jermaine Hooper and his wife, Nicole, of Magnolia, Del.; and 10 grandchildren, Troy McCray, Marvetta McCray, Marvin McCray and his wife, Darlene, Ledonnya Wise and her spouse, Bambie, Marcus Wise and his wife, Damara, Miranda Hooper, Barry Hooper Jr., Brandon Hooper, Shakia Hooper and Jaquan James.

A funeral service and celebration of Hooper’s life were to be held Sept. 8, 2019, at St. John 2nd Baptist Church, Millsboro, Del., officiated by the Most Rev. Roland Mifflin. Interment was to be held privately with the family on Sept. 9, 2019, at Antioch AME Church Cemetery, Frankford, Del. Floral tributes were welcomed. Condolences may be sent online at