Dorothy Martin Blume

CHARLOTTE, NC – Former Blythewood Planning Commissioner Dorothy Martin Blume, 89, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away on Nov. 2. She was born in Blythewood on May 11, 1932, to Daulton G. Martin, Sr. and Clara Lee Boney Martin

She was preceded in death by her husband, John William (Buddy) Blume, and infant son, William Madison Blume, of Blythewood, SC.

Despite having Polio at age sixteen, Dorothy worked in her husband’s business managing the office, bookkeeping and material ordering functions for over thirty years. Later she began working for South Carolina National Bank in the data processing department.

Upon retiring from the bank, Dorothy focused on community endeavors, delivering meals on wheels, assisting with voter registration, and serving on the Blythewood Planning Commission.  Her civic work was honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, South Carolina chapter, with their Community Services award.

Survivors include her daughters, Joni Blume Ingram, and husband Bill, of Charlotte, NC, and Debbie Blume Desso and husband, Henry of Jonesboro, Ga, grandchildren, Lori D. Noble, of Garner, NC, Tony W. Desso and wife Kristina, of Stockbridge, Ga. and Martin L. Ingram of Charlotte, NC. Five great grandchildren; Justin Noble and Matthew Noble of Garner, NC, AJ Desso and James Desso of Stockbridge, GA and Jonah Ingram of Charlotte, NC., as well as five wonderful Sister-in-Laws in South Carolina and many loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is being held at Sandy Level Baptist Church in Blythewood on Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. where Dorothy was a member from early childhood. It will be officiated by Reverend Ben Newman, her pastor for many years and the current church pastor, Rev. Chris Hanley.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte Region, 7845 Little Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28266 or Carmel Hills Assisted living 2801 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226.

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