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Collier-Butler Funeral Home

824 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL

OBITUARY

Dolores Louise Harris Brothers

March 4, 1927June 24, 2020
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Dolores Louise Harris Brothers, 93, left this world on June 24, 2020. She was greeted at Heaven’s gate by many beloved family members who arrived there before her. This included her parents, Cora Wade McKay Harris and Julius Crump “J.C.” Harris; husband Bill Gordon Brothers; beloved daughter Mary Jane Brothers Balducci; sons John Gordon Brothers and James Walter Brothers; brother Tommy Harris (Betty); grandson John Andrew Brothers; and great-grandson John Walter Brothers.

Dolores was a long-time resident of Gadsden. She and her husband Bill were the owners of the Cherry Street Plaza where they operated various retail businesses. The Sewing Basket was a sewing supply store and custom drapery business that she started with her mother. The Carousel was a children’s clothing store that she operated with her dear friend, Nell Abston, from 1980 to 1989.

Dolores was a talented seamstress who loved creating clothing and home decor for her loved ones. Many of her creations are still being used and worn by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dolores was a member of First Baptist Church of Gadsden and a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. She gave all the glory to God for the good things in her life. Even in times of pain and hardship, she never lost her faith or gratitude to the Lord. She left behind a legacy of faithfulness and service to others.

Many loving family members will miss Dolores or “Gmom” as many called her. She leaves behind grandchildren William Brothers (Angie), Meagan Brothers (Jeff), Walter Brothers (Amy), Ben Balducci (Susan), Jim Brothers (Gina), Wesley Brothers (Ashley), Julie Tyson (Andrew), Andrew Balducci (Ellen), Jennifer Edmondson (Joshua), Chris Brothers (Robin), Kate Waddell (Brant); great-grandchildren Laney Brothers, Addie and James Brothers, Mary Gracelyn Balducci, David, Tyler and Noah Brothers, Rebecca and Sarah Tyson, Etta, Olivia, Sam, and Brooks Balducci, John Paul and Katie Beth Edmondson, and William Waddell; brother Donnie Harris; daughters-in-law Wanda Brothers and Annette Brothers; son-in-law Paul Balducci; nieces Athena Gay (Randall), Alice Rogers, Barbara Hunt (Mike), and Angie Roberts (Phil); as well as numerous great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, July 3, at Collier Butler Funeral Home. Family will receive friends 10:00 -11:00 a.m. with the memorial service at 11:00. Burial will follow immediately at Crestwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to First Baptist of Gadsden Building Fund P.O. Box 456 Gadsden, AL, 35902, or your favorite charity.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 3, 2020

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