Dorothy Dixon Gilmore
Dorothy Dixon Gilmore, 84, died February 3, 2009 at the home of her daughter, Olga Warren in Fayetteville. She was born September 13, 1924 in Orlando, Florida to the late Ulysses Dixon of Dawson and the late Amrose Stewart of Madison. She was the granddaughter of the late Oscar and Hattie Mapp and niece of the late Olga Mapp of Madison.
On March 28, 1953 she was united in Holy Matrimony to the late John V. Gilmore Jr. This union was blessed with two children of which their son, Oliver A. Gilmore Sr. preceded her in death.
Mrs. Gilmore retired in 1982 from the Muscogee County Board of Education, Columbus, having taught school there for 32 years. She started her teaching career in Morgan County after graduating from Fort Valley State College, currently Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley.
Mrs. Gilmore returned to Madison to help carry on the family business, Mapp Funeral Home after her parents became ill. She’s was a Licensed Funeral Director, a life member of the 7th District, and Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, Inc.; Life member of 100 Black Women of Funeral Service; Star Amaranth, OES # 15; Life member of the African-American Museum in Madison and a Life member of the Retired Teacher Association.
She joined St. Paul A. M. E. Church at an early age. Although she moved to Columbus she still maintained her membership there. When she returned to Madison she again became an active member.
She is survived by a devoted daughter, Olga Warren (Brady E.) of Fayetteville; four grandchildren. Spec. Oliver A. (Kelly) Gilmore Jr. of Ft. Lewis, Washington, Christopher E. Gilmore of Nashville, Tennessee, Brittany Burke of Atlanta, and Brady Gilmore of Madison; one sister, Lottie B. Johnson of Covington; a devoted cousin, Rev. Mance Mapp and devoted neighbors and friends, Lucy Harris, Ernest Davis, George Carter and Patricia Brown and a host of other relatives, friends and Mapp-Gilmore Pyramid Funeral Home Staff.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 9 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Cedric Cotton officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery.
Active flower ladies were members of Star of Amaranth, OES # 15. Active Pallbearers were Mapp-Gilmore Pyramid Staff. Honorary Funeral Directors, Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, Inc.
Mapp-Gilmore Pyramid Funeral Home of Madison was in charge of arrangements.
PUBLISHED IN THE FEBBRUARY 12, 2009 EDITION