Welcome to the
memorial page for
Dorothy T. Elmore
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Trinity AME Church
64 Liberty St.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Dorothy Truphena Leatherberry Elmore (Dot) is the 5th child of 13 children born to Lillian and Preston Leatherberry in Easton, Maryland. She was raised in a devout Christian home where God was the center of every activity. It was there that she embraced the value of family and learned the principles of God and Christian living. She was christened at an early age and served at Williamsburg United Methodist Church as a choir member. She graduated from Robert Russell Moton High School and later attended courses at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ.
Upon completion of high school, she moved to Wilmington, Delaware. She met the Elmore family of Wilmington, Delaware and later moved to Long Branch, New Jersey, where she met and married Roosevelt Elmore Jr. (predeceased) and is the mother of six children. She instilled in them the same lessons learned from her parents, solid education, good work ethics, conducting oneself in integrity and of course God first, family second.
Dorothy was a proud and active member of Trinity AME Church for 50+ years and was recently recognized as one of the mother's of the church. She served as an usher and a member of the Sojourner Truth Women's Missionary Society. When able, she was an active participant in the church's outreach programs such as the soup kitchen and supported many other ministries as needed.
Dorothy was an active member of the Golden Link Chapter No. 24 for 33 years. She served as the Grand Worthy Matron from 1987-1989, as well as other stations within the chapter. Dorothy was employed by Planned Parenthood, Monmouth County in 1970 as a Clinical Assistant for 11 years, where she served the community in the following capacities: Instructor of Healthcare, Counselor and Outreach Representative for various Central New Jersey communities, prisons, mental hospitals and youth detention centers etc.
She was later employed by AT & T as an office assistant, where she retired in 1992 after 10 1/2 years of service. Her retirement gave her the opportunity to pursue some of the things she enjoyed, which included spending time with her family, traveling, reading, long walks on the boardwalk, word search puzzles, attending Broadway plays and local community events.
Dorothy also served for 17 years in her senior community as the Secretary of Hobart Manor Resident Council, and was a member of the Grandparents Support Group.
She leaves to cherish her memory one sister Delores (Roberta) Daniels, Philadelphia, PA; six children Barbara Leatherberry, Yeadon, PA; Skip Elmore (Dee), Howard, OH, Debra Elmore-Harrell, Abingdon, MD, Kevin Elmore (Debbie), Bel Air, MD, Alicia Maye (Wale), Bowie, MD and Stephanie Jones (Malgram), Belcamp, MD, a daughter-of-the-heart Kathleen Schwartzer, Abingdon, MD; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.