Dorothy "Dot" Ham Dangerfield, 97, of James Island, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 10, 2022.
Dot was born December 3, 1924 in Pamplico, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late James Davison Ham and Corrina May Smith. Both Dot's parents died when she was a young girl. Dot had three sisters and five brothers. Dot described her childhood as being raised "from pillar to post".
For many years, Dot grew up in Mullins, South Carolina in the care of an older brother. She graduated high School and moved to Charleston with her sister Kathleen. She was living downtown and keeping books for Woolworth's when she met and married Henry Sinclair Dangerfield, Sr. Together they joined the James Island Presbyterian Church, started and operated a successful insulation business, and raised four children. Dot was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she was active in church Circle groups and served as a Deacon and an Elder. Dot especially enjoyed taking Communion to shut-ins and the Hands of Christ Ministry.
Dot loved Sunday after church dinners with family gathered around for games and swimming in the backyard pool. She enjoyed collecting Beanie Babies with her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren are enjoying them now. Dot faithfully cared for her husband for several years when he was ill, and was in turn faithfully cared for by her children in the last years of her life.
Dot is preceded in death by her father James Davison Ham and mother Corrina May Smith, her sons Henry "Hank" Sinclair Dangerfield, Jr. and Michael "Mike" Allen Dangerfield, and her daughter Karen C. Dangerfield. She is survived by her son, Douglas Martin Dangerfield (Nancy), her granddaughter, Katherine Dangerfield Edwards (Will) and her grandson, James Michael Dangerfield (Maggie), as well as three great-granddaughters and one great-grandson.
In Dot's memory, donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1157 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407.
A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Riverview Memorial Park on Azalea Drive, at 11:00 am. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.