OBITUARY

Dorothy "Dot" Jackson

March 1, 1937October 1, 2021

Dorothy Jean “Dot” Jackson, 84, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2021, after bravely fighting a diagnosis in early August of acute myeloid leukemia. Dot was at Beacon Place for the last two months where she was tenderly cared for by the wonderful staff and her “children”. In addition, she welcomed many visitors during these final weeks. Knowing her fate was in God’s hands, she met this health challenge with incredible grace, and she was very grateful to have this time to be with her loved ones. Dot was born on March 1, 1937, in Polk County NC to the late Daisy Mae and James Jackson. The family moved to Greensboro when Dot was young, and she attended Dudley High School and NC A&T University. In 1956, Dot began working as the nursery director at First Moravian Church in Greensboro, which continued for over 50 years. She was revered by the children and parents alike, which in some cases spanned three generations. As an active member of the church, Dot particularly enjoyed participating in the Candle Tea celebration during the Christmas season. She routinely visited sick and elderly church members, and she rarely missed a Sunday church service. In 1960, Dot began working with several Greensboro families, where she became a cherished part of each family. She was like a second mother or grandmother to the members of these families, teaching how to love without condition, how to care for others without prejudice and how to trust God in our lives. She always had arms to hug and a lap for comfort. Dot was also an endearing friend to many, and she had a profound and positive impact on everyone she met. We will miss Dot’s many wonderful qualities and the life’s lessons we learned from her, through her stories, her steady presence, friendly demeanor, thoughtful gift-giving and genuine compassion. She taught us how to trust, to be prepared, to not complain and to be truthful. Dot was loved by many people, and she often shared her love by saying “I love you, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.” Dot is survived by her numerous “children and grandchildren”, half siblings, cousins, and dear friends. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 16 at 4:00pm at Bass Chapel Cemetery, 5059 Bass Chapel Road, Greensboro. Donations in Dot’s memory may be made to First Moravian Church, 304 South Elam Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403, or AuthoraCare Collective - Beacon Place, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405. Online condolences may be offered through www.haneslineberryfhnelm.com.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Dorothy "Dot" Jackson

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Mary Patton

October 16, 2021

Dot was loved by everyone at First Moravian Church. As children we loved to go to Sunday school and then to see Dot in the nursery. As an adult I loved to join Dot and the ladies every third Sunday for lunch! This lady will be truly missed by us all!

Jill Piper

October 14, 2021

Sometimes Dot would babysit for us when our parents were out ot town. I remember the first time we ever went to Burger King and she introduced us to the Whopper! What a treat! I also remember that instead of coffee she would drink a Pepsi in the morning! I know that my mother, Mary Lou and so many others were waiting to welcome her 'home'. You will be in our hearts forever.

Lisa Salo

October 13, 2021

I will always hold a special place in my heart for Dot Jackson. She lovingly took care of my children and grandchild in the nursery at First Moravian Church . She always made you feel welcomed and was fun to be around. She was strong in her faith and in her charity to others. The world was a better place with Dot around. She will be missed, until we meet again, dear friend.

Bev Lozano

October 12, 2021

Dot was a special lady. Everyone loved her, and she loved everyone. Her smile lit up the room. She was the church “mother” even to older folks like me. I have lived in New England, and North Carolina winters are mild to be. Every winter she would worry that I do not usually wear a winter coat- and hats and gloves.

Jackie Frazier Fouts

October 12, 2021

When Dot first started keeping the nursery, I would tell my parents she needed me to help her so I didn’t have to stay in church - she always smiled and let me stay. All the children loved her and for as long as I knew her she never forgot a name. Over the last several years I helped in the nursery from time to time and enjoyed hearing the stories she lovingly told! She was amazing. When no one showed , we would go up to church. George and I would laugh when Dot would catch one of the children running and tell them to slow down - and they did!!!!!! What a beautiful human being who is now dancing with the angels and telling them all her stories!!!!! Jackie Frazier Fouts

Penny Wofford

October 9, 2021

I joined First Moravian when my daughter, Rebekah, was just a few months old. Later, when she began talking and we would drive past the church, Rebekah would always say, "That's My-ravian church!" I know it was because she felt very much at home there and looked forward to seeing Dot each Sunday morning. How lucky we and our children were to know Dot all those years.

Bee Piper

October 9, 2021

Dot helped raise my husband, our children and so many others. She was by my side when Tim died. She will always hold a special part of my heart. She blessed all of us by being in our lives.

Leslie Veach

October 8, 2021

“Fling open wide the golden gates,
And let the victors in.” My heart aches, but my soul rejoices. Dot has won. So many of us have benefited from her warm embrace, her compassionate and welcoming smile. As a child I knew I was always safe with Dot. As a nervous mother, I didn’t think twice about handing my child over to her. Children were her passion, children’s ministry was her calling, and what a blessing to know we will see her again!

William Gramley

October 7, 2021

One of the Psalmists said he would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord than anything else. Dot Jackson was more than that: she was a keeper of babies, infants, little children year after year. She was so faithful, so joyful, so dedicated to her ministry that I stand in awe of her commitment and her smile and laughter as she watched, held, and then remembered years later how some of those little ones had little ones of their own, and she was there to love them equally well. Faithful servant, dear friend, well done. Enter into the joy of your Father!

Harvey veach

October 7, 2021

Dot was always there for every one at First Moravian church.
She was a good friend and will be missed. Harvey and Linda Veach

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