Doreen Ruth Steele Womack, 84, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Doreen was born on March 27, 1937, in Lexington, S.C., and was the daughter of the late Max and Ruth Cook Steele. She attended South Carolina Schools and was a member at Fallstown Baptist Church. She previously owned Womack’s Launderette in Troutman and Betty’s Florist in Troutman. Doreen also worked in the Iredell County school system as a teacher’s aid and in the cafeteria. She was a hard worker, never met a stranger, was a sweet lady and, most importantly, she was a good mom.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and eight sisters; her husband, Alfred Womack, who passed in 2012; and one daughter, Bridgette Davis, who passed in 2011.

Doreen is survived by one son, Chris Womack (Regina); one daughter; Terri W. Mecimore (Doug); and seven grandchildren; Josh Towner (Holly), Jada Towner, Hope Towner, Jessica W. Boggs (Daniel), Whitney W. Fox (Jakin), Samantha Hammond (Colt) and Josh Mecimore (Katie). Also surviving are six great grandchildren; Paxton Fox, Palmer Fox, Kade Hammond, Layla Hammond, Parker Mecimore and Vincent Towner; and one sister, Mary S. Glenn.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 16, at Fallstown Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery with Rev. David Troutman officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior from 2 to 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Fallstown Baptist Church, 242 State Park Road, Troutman, NC 28166. Online condolences can be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.