Dorothy Lee Bratcher

November 14, 1918April 26, 2018
Play Tribute Movie Play Tribute Movie

Bratcher, Dorothy Lee, 99, entered into rest on April 26th. She was retired from Butler High School. Besides her parents, Joe and Sweet Marie Lacefield, Mrs. Bratcher was preceded in rest by her husband, Monroe Bratcher; and siblings, Marlow, Nadine, Orville, Donald Ray and Coolidge Lacefield. Mrs. Bratcher is survived by her daughter, Sandra Bowman (Wallace); two sons, Durward Bratcher (Carol) and Wendell Bratcher (Debbie) of New Albany, IN; grandchildren, Michele Barnes (Jamie), Mark Bratcher (Barbie), Melissa Bronger (Ray), Kim Aldridge (Joe), Valerie Back (Heath), Kimberly Grimm and Ryan Bratcher; 13 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren (with two on the way); three brothers, Randall Lacefield, Parker Lacefield (Lois) and Clarence Lacefield (Karen); and a sister, Mary Faye Irving. Her funeral will be on Monday, April 30th, at 2pm at the Heady-Hardy Funeral Home, 7710 Dixie Highway, with interment following in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be Sunday from 1pm until 8pm and Monday from 9am until the time of service.



  • Visitation Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 30, 2018


  • Interment

Dorothy Lee Bratcher

have a memory or condolence to add?

Janie Page

April 28, 2018

My favorite memory of Dorothy is ... her SMILE. She ALWAYS had one on and one to share. It has been MANY years since I have seen her, but, when I think of people I have met that have "changed" my life by their example, she IS on my list. She was a GREAT encourager to me when I was a young mom living in the same neighborhood as she. We may have lost one of the greats, BUT GOD has gained an ANGEL to his bosom! May GOD wrap his everlasting loving and comforting arms around each of the family members during this time and in the years to come it will take to heal from this loss.

Melissa Bronger

April 27, 2018

There are so many memories that I could share. It is hard to pick just a few to share. So here goes. I was blessed to have been born on my sweet Mammaw’s birthday. We celebrated 50 of them together, more than she spent without me before I was born. She recently said that I was her birthday present, but really, she was mine! I had the privilege of being one of her caretakers as her health began failing her and I cherish every minute I spent with her. Once when I arrived, she was sitting in her chair with no light or tv turned on. I asked her what she was doing and she said, “I’m just sitting here thinking about how much I love you.” I Melted in a puddle right there in the floor! I will miss Mammaw every day for the rest of my life and I will never forget holding her hand as she took her last breath. I will strive to live my life in the godly way that she did, so that some day I will see her again in heaven above.

Gilda Elmore

April 27, 2018

She was such a sweet lady and had a beautiful smile. Now my sister in Christ has gone to her rest. i will say what I said when my parents passed on "it is what she lived for." My thoughts to the family, you all got to love her for a long time. Love and God bless


Dorothy Lee as a baby


50th Anniversary


5 Generations-Great Mamaw, Grand-Dad, Grammie, Cody, Layla and Baby Luke on the way


5 Generations-Great Mamaw, Nanny, Grams, Maranda, Marlee, and Ellie


Great-Great Mamaw and Marlee


Great-Great Mamaw and Ellie