Doris Mae Sunderland, 91, member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

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Doris Mae Sunderland
Doris Mae Sunderland

WILMINGTON — Doris Mae Sunderland, 91, of 716 Robert E. Lee Drive, Wilmington, N.C., died peacefully at her home on Sept. 13, 2016.

She was born on Aug. 30, 1925, in Westfield, N.J., the daughter of the late Norman Edward and Mary Jones Hewison.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 46 years, Robert F. Schlack, her brother, Robert E. Hewison, and her second husband of 12 years, Robert E. Sunderland, Jr.

Surviving are her children Lynne (Al) Toepke of North Carolina and Barry Schlack of Arizona, step-daughters Trish Greenberg of Florida, Jean (Eric) Wibbens of Virginia, and Janet (Bob) Warren of Maryland; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Doris was an active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, loved family and friends (old & new), enjoyed traveling, flowers and orchids, and playing pinochle & mahjong. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and “Great-Great” and will be dearly missed by all.

Services will be held at Andrews Valley Chapel (4108 S. College Road) on Saturday, Nov. 5. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. with a Chapel service at 2 p.m. A graveside burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 3417 Via Lido #205, Newport Beach, CA 92663.