Dorothy Lee Delaney

January 15, 1924August 7, 2018

Dorothy Delaney, a resident of Brookdale Dunwoody Assisted Living Community, passed away on August 7, 2018. Dorothy was born on January 15, 1924 and was a native of Louisville, Kentucky. Dorothy and her husband, Elmo, moved to Atlanta in May of 2010 to be near their family. Dorothy was a graduate of Pleasureville High School where she was senior class secretary and a cheerleader. She married Elmo Delaney in 1944 while he was serving in the Navy with the 7th Fleet during the height of World War II. Together they embarked on a happy 69 year marriage that produced a daughter, son, two grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Dorothy was always anchored by her Christian faith and was a member of the South Louisville Christian Church. In addition to her roles as a caring wife and loving mother, she had a 19 year career at JC Penny where she managed the jewelry department until her retirement in 1990.

Dorothy was predeceased by her parents Gilbert and Lillian Lee, husband Elmo Delaney, and brothers Bobby Lee and Gilbert Lee Jr. Dorothy is survived by her brothers William Lee married to Toshiko, Jimmie Lee married to Jo Nell, sister-in law Lois Lee, daughter Donna, son David married to Cathy, grandson Evan Delaney married to Erica, granddaughter Courtney Wheeler married to Jeff, great grandsons Connor Delaney and Jaxon Wheeler, and great granddaughter Emily Delaney. Memorial Services will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church Chapel on August 16, at 11:00 AM. Sympathy can be expressed through donations to Canine Assistants, a non-profit organization that teaches and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dorothy Lee Delaney

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