Dorothy Jean White
Dorothy Jean White entered this life on October 1, 1939 in Morgan County, Madison, born to the late Emory Johnson Sr. and Doris Farmer Johnson. On November 6, 2012 she was called to rest. She resided in Chicago, Illinois most of her adult life where she was married to Usher White but later returned to Madison to live out her remaining years.
She received her education through Morgan County Public Schools and had a career as a professional presser in the dry cleaning industry. She became a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church at a very early age and attended throughout her life until her health declined.
Mama, Grandma, Gigi, Dot Jean and Aunt Dot Jean was an outgoing, outspoken and fiery person. She helped family and friends near and far and often accompanied it with her no-nonsense advice. Dorothy was an avid traveler and fisher woman, a masterful crochet and knitting artist and a fantastic sweet potato pie baker.
Preceding her in death were her father Emory Johnson Sr., mother Doris Farmer Johnson; sisters Laura Etta Walker and Maggie E. Johnson and brothers, Emory Johnson Jr. and Milton Johnson.
She leaves her memories to her three children, Rhonda R. Johnson (Fred), Edward A. Johnson (Lisa) of Houston, Texas, adopted son Henry Davis Jr. (Angeline); former husband Usher White; six grandchildren, Renea J. Pierre (Kerry), Re'Char E. Johnson (Trice), Shawanda N. LaVow (Jeremiah), Shanell L. Morgan, Haley S. Morgan Jr. and William E. Johnson; eight-grandchildren, Enjoli R. Pierre, Gabriella R. Pierre, Ashtyn R. Pierce, Baby Boy Pierre, Nadia A. Johnson, Sincere N. LaVow, Janiak K. LaVow, Justyce Morgan and Re'Char E. Johnson II; four sisters, Francis Johnson, Ella Bee King, Brenda Carr (Milton) and Hattie Hurst (Art) of Topeka, Kansas; two brothers Jimmy Johnson (Jennie) of Birmingham. Ala. and Larry Johnson (Gloria) of Decatur; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.
Her funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church.
Printed in the November 22, 2012 edition