Ridout's Trussville Chapel

1500 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL


Dorothy Smith Gilmore

February 22, 1926March 14, 2020

Dorothy Smith Gilmore of Birmingham, Alabama passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the age of 94. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. She had many enjoyments in life but most of all was being close to her family. Dorothy was born on February 22, 1926 in Fairfield, Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama. She was a longtime member of Huffman United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Dr. Keith Woodham Gilmore; parents, James Newton Smith and Evelyn Louise Smith; a brother, James Smith and her sister, Margaret Shirley. She is survived by her son, Joe Gilmore and her daughters, Janice Campbell (Bill), Judy Riley, and Jean Jenkins; her pride and joy thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Services will be held at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel on Tuesday, March 17th with visitation beginning at 10 am and chapel services at 11 am. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Kirkwood by the River for the loving care of their mother this past year.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 17, 2020


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Linda Tidwell Wheeler

March 18, 2020

Always such a sweet beautiful person. We enjoyed growing up next door to this wonderful lady & her family. Such fond memories of all The Garden Lane Ladies! Prayers for you all

Ginny Pearson

March 17, 2020

She was my dear aunt but, always made me feel like one of her own. She always called me by my full first and middle name. She hosted wonderful holidays. We had to wait until every dish was washed to open Christmas presents. She would come get me to spend the night with them and we would have to stop on the way to get root beer in frosted mugs. When the dachshund got on the table to eat the turkey she chased him through the house with a fire place poker. I loved spending time with her.

Lana Bryant

March 16, 2020

Dear Gilmore Family,
I have so many wonderful memories of growing up across the street from you guys. Rainy days riding bikes in the basement, hanging out with your mom in the kitchen, running carefree through the neighborhood. . . . . Your mom was a special woman and will be missed!