Passed away on September 15, 2012
After several years of illness, Dorothy Simpson McElroy (age 88) completed her Journey to Heaven on Saturday evening, September 15, 2012. She passed away at her home in Oneonta surrounded by her family. Shortly before her passing, she saw her husband, Jack, and her mother, Kathleen, waiting alongside her bed and called out to them that she was "coming".
She was a member since Cradle Roll of Brewster Road Baptist Church in Huffman, Alabama, formerly Tenth Avenue Baptist Church of Birmingham. She served faithfully as Nursery Director for numerous years and was known for her famous Tuna Casserole at Church Fellowships. Jack and Dot's home was a place of hospitality to everyone who knew them. Guests were always welcomed with a meal and glass of sweet tea. Youth looked forward to their famous Chili on Sunday nights after church. She was an avid flower and vegetable gardener, wonderful cook, and fiercely loyal to her family. She drew great comfort, in times of joy and struggle, knowing that she was held securely in the Palm of the Lord's Hand.
For now, she has left behind her three daughters and their husbands, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends to remember precious memories of good times, fellowship, and her joyous laughter. Graveside service will be Tuesday September 18, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. in Forest Hill Cemetery, with Ridout's Trussville Chapel directing.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Mission Effort at Brewster Road Baptist Church.
- Graveside Service Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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February 16, 2013
Please accept my condolences. Experiencing the death of a loved one is never a joyous occasion. May you find peace in knowing that soon, our creator will completely remove death forever. (1 Corinthians 15:26)
Darlene Harris Megginson
September 19, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
September 18, 2012
I LOVE Dot McElroy, my "nuther-mother." I recall many wonderful times being a guest in her home and having a place at her table. Even when Jan wasn't home, I found myself, along with many others, spending time with Dot and Jack, telling stories, sharing adventures, and more. There were even a few times when they both helped friends play tricks on their girls - of course, we all blamed it on Jack, Dot included. Even before I met my wife, Dot and Jack made a great "date night." These two precious individuals have had a lasting impact on my life and I am a better man as a result. They will forever have a special place in my heart.
Our love to all the family!
Greg, Dawn and Tyler Stephens
Tammy Williams Ingram
September 18, 2012
Sorry to hear of your loss. As a child and teenager I remember Jack & Dot, always friendly and sincere, never fake. You all had wonderful parents. Bless you all. Thinking of you.
Jimmie, Martha, Heather Harris
September 17, 2012
We Loved Jack and Dot all of our lives. Their picture is beside the biblical scripture "well done".