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Bobbie Rae DeSantis

March 18, 1932 - November 14, 2019

Bobbie Rae Scurry DeSantis 87, died peacefully at home on the morning of November 14, 2019.

She was born March 18, 1932 in Southport, NC to the late Gladys Fulcher Bryant and Herman Davies Scurry. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather Kermit Bryant and her very special mother in law Julia DeSantis.

She married young and moved to Athol, Massachusetts where she happily became part of a large Italian family. In 1966 they returned to Wilmington. In addition to being a stay at home mom she later worked as the Reservations Manager at the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

She is survived by the father of her children Dominic DeSantis of Wilmington, NC daughters Pamela DeSantis and Karla DeSantis (Dennis) of Wilmington, NC. Julie Leonard (John) of Watha, NC. Teresa DeSantis (Matt) of Selsey, United Kingdom. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren Amanda (Jonathan), Marianne (Peter), Dominic, Jennifer, Ryan (Amber), Jessica, Zac, Abby Rae, Seth and Bryson and 4 great grandchildren Addison, Jase, Paisley and Lilah Rae.

The family would also like to thank her amazing hospice nurse Kelli Yohe of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Teresa Robinson for all of their care and compassion.

At her request there will be a private celebration of life held at a later date.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.

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