Suzanne Carmichael Dorsey February 1, 1937 - May 26, 2021

Suzanne Carmichael Dorsey, 84, of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. She was the daughter of the late Robert Edgar and Mary June Maney Carmichael. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband Fredrick Ray “Fred” Dorsey in 2017, brother David Carmichael, and a granddaughter Kristina Sturdivant.

Mrs. Dorsey retired from GE and attended Moore’s Grove Methodist Church. Being gifted in music, she started playing the piano in church at age 14. This began a lifelong music ministry in which she played the organ, piano, and also sang in the choir on many occasions. Suzie served in various churches throughout her life for over 64 years, always going wherever God called her to go. She was gifted in all that she did including being a master quilter, seamstress, crafter, and gardener. Most importantly, she was the loving matriarch of her family and was known affectionately as “Granny” to all.

Suzanne is survived by her daughter, Deborah Dorsey Wells of Kernersville; son, Robert Todd Dorsey of Hendersonville; one sister, Barbara Jayne Murphy; three grandchildren, Jennifer Dorsey, Carissa Graham, and Robert M. Wells III; eight great-grandchildren, Kierra Hill, Kendall Williams, Kooper Sturdivant, Chase Graham, Collin Graham, Camden Wells, Dominic Wells, and Robert M. Wells IV; one great-great grandchild, Kadience Renee Hill and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in the chapel of Shuler Funeral Home with Rev. Deb Demorest and Rev. Jerry Warren officiating. Burial will follow at Fruitland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Four Seasons Hospice Foundation by CLICKING HERE.


Date: 06/02/2021
Time: 2:30PM
Shuler Funeral Home Chapel

125 Orr’s Camp Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Date: 06/02/2021
Time: 4:00PM


Fruitland Cemetery

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  1. Patricia Stepp says

    Todd and family, we are so sorry for your loss! May God be with you at this sad time. Love, Patricia and Arthur Stepp