Dora Marie Slaughter was born April 26, 1927 and she was called into the Lord's Keep on the evening of September 30, 2020.
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Dora Marie Slaughter was born in Danora, Pennsylvania to Hadley Carlton Royster and Ollie Moore Royster. Marie, the name she was best known by, moved with her family to Winston, North Carolina after the death of her mother. Her family relocated to Yonkers, N.Y., and there she attended elementary school and Gorton High School. After graduating from Gorton, she attended dietary school. Her family attended Messiah Baptist church and there she was baptized.
Marie had an interesting work history, beginning at the New York Stock Exchange. Leaving there after several years, she went to work for Burroughs Welcome Pharmaceutical Company in Tuckahoe, N.Y and was an employee there until they closed. She then worked for the New York Telephone Company until she retired in 1991.
Marie was happily married to Martin Slaughter and moved to White Plains in 1963. Together they raised a beautiful daughter, Donna. Martin passed away in 2007.
Mrs. Slaughter loved to travel and took her vacations in a variety of locations including Canada and the Caribbean Islands. Her favorite of all places was Bermuda.
Marie had a wonderful sense of humor and was quite the prankster. She loved to make people laugh and often commanded the center of attention as she grew older. Family and those that cared most for her benefited most from her comedic and loving spirit.
Marie became a devoted member of the First Community Baptist Church in White Plains, N.Y. She looked forward to Sundays and attended service religiously until she took ill and was less able to do so.
Dora Marie Slaughter will be missed by many family members and friends. She leaves behind her only daughter, Donna and son-in-law, Larry Thomas.
She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews from Florida, including: Edwina Pace; Marjorie Edwards Bernard; Marc Royster (Patsy); John Royster (Mia); Phillip John Sr (Nina) and grandniece Nina, Phillip Jr, Deland, Kyle, Timothy, Kayla and Jonathan.
ATTENTION: During this COVID-19 crisis, as we slowly begin to phase back into small capacity public visitations/services, we need your help in limiting and controlling the number of people inside the church AND cemetery. WE HAVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR SERVICES THIS FRIDAY 10/16 - PLEASE READ IN DETAIL BELOW BEFORE EVEN ATTEMPTING TO ATTEND ANYTHING PLEASE! Thank you so kindly!
Guaranteed seating for the visitation/wake on Fri., 10/16 is by invitation of the family explicitly only. What IS being ALLOWED for others, however, is a constant stream of attendees, socially distanced, to just BRIEFLY do a 'walk through viewing', give their respects, and leave, during the 11:00AM-11:55AM TIME period ONLY. So during that time period, as instructed, with your masks on & phones away, you will be allowed to come to the front door, get hand sanitizer, sign the register book (NOTE: please feel free to bring your own pen), walk through to offer any brief condolence to the family keeping social distance (NO touching/hugging/handshaking, ONLY elbow bumping briefly if at all), briefly view, and then leave the building & premises if you've not been extended an invitation to sit & stay and if the church is at their restricted capacity. Once 11:55AM comes, casket will be closed, and if at capacity no one else will be admitted and all not assigned a seat must leave the church & vicinity. The Funeral Service guaranteed seating is for INVITED attendees of the family explicitly only. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home staff, church and/or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & NYS law, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the funeral home and/or church, and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present.
You MUST come to the church & cemetery wearing a mask, & wear a mask inside the church & at cemetery at all times. You must put away your phone & use hand sanitizer upon entering the church. If you know you have a coronovirus/COVID-19; are sick/experiencing symptoms of coronovirus/COVID-19; are immuno-compromised and/or have health/other conditions that make your body more susceptible to illness, please do NOT attend any services nor come into the church nor to the cemetery. Please feel free to bring & use your own pen for signing the family's register book - you are encouraged to please BRING & use your own PEN for signing. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home, church, and/or cemetery staff/personnel at ALL times, for the health & safety of All. Thank you!
The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that the family of Dora Marie Slaughter entrusted the care of their loved one to us, and that they value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to the family of Dora Marie Slaughter during their time of bereavement.
Please leave written and/or video condolences now herein on the Memory Wall to express your sorrow, share your memories, and as an expression of sympathy & way to communicate with/offer comfort to the family, that they and others may see, and may be a lasting tribute in her honor, whether you're able to attend or not.
As a lasting tribute, you may choose to plant a tree, and/or send flowers. If you're sending flowers, they may be delivered either on Thurs. Oct. 15th, 2020 by/before 6:00PM to Lee's Funeral Home, or Friday Oct. 16th by/before 10:30AM latest, to the church. Thank you!