Dorothy Helen Whitehead Kinsley



Sumter, SC…….. Dorothy Helen Whitehead Kinsley, age 81, beloved wife of the late Roy Kinsley, died on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Covenant Place.

Born in Lakekland, FL, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lawrence Whitehead and Millie Lou Andrews Whitehead. Ms. Kinsley was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church.

Surviving are: two sons, Charles Kinsley and his wife Ruth of Sumter and Robert Kinsley and his wife Mitzie of Blackstone, SC; one daughter, Martha Townsend of Sumter; two brothers, Robert Whitehead of Syracuse, NY and Jimmy Whitehead and his wife Billie of Miami, FL; six grandchildren, Brandon Kinsley, Shannon Kinsley, Christa Kinsley, Tyler Townsend, Millie Capps and Emma Townsend and five great grandchildren, Royce, Bryson, Drake, Kinsley and Dubose.

In addition to her spouse and parents she was preceded in death by a son, Steven Kinsley and brother, Cecil Whitehead.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Crosswell Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

Memorial may be made to Crosswell Baptist Church, 604 Mathis Street, Sumter, SC 29150.

The family does not have the words to describe how we feel about the ladies at Covenant Place, who provided care for mom over the years. They made the very best out of a difficult time. They cared for mom, as she was one of their own and for doing so did become our family. Mom’s family will never forget them! Thank you!

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.