OBITUARY

Dorothy Jean Jones-Davidson

May 31, 1932September 15, 2020
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Remembering Dorothy Jean

Dorothy Jean Jones-Davidson was born on in May 31, 1932 in Fairfield, Texas to James and Ethel Fantroy Jones. The young couple moved their young, growing family from Texas to Tucson, Arizona where James Jones would work as a farmer.

As with many people in the 1940’s and 50’s, the Jones family worked physically demanding jobs. First, most members of the family worked in the cotton fields. Eventually, Dorothy and her sister worked as maids in local hotels. Dorothy met Theron Tisdale, a young serviceman from Florida. They married on February 29, 1952 also making their home in Tucson. Of this union, three sons were born: Theron Jr., Gilbert, and Mitchell. After her sons left home, Dorothy married Eddie Davidson.

She was known to be mild-mannered and loving. She enjoyed church and was active in her church in Tucson before relocating. Dorothy was the backbone of the Tisdale and Jones families in Tucson. Everyone knew she was someone you could count on if you needed help.

In 2014, Dorothy relocated to North Carolina with her granddaughter Christy. Christy, who always regarded Dorothy more like a mother than a grandmother, was her constant companion and eventually, her caretaker. About four years ago, they relocated to Lancaster, Texas. On September 15, 2020, Dorothy Jean went home to be with the Lord at the age of 88.

She is preceded in death by her parents James and Ethel Fantroy Jones; sons Theron Jr. and Mitchell Tisdale; husband Eddie Davidson; brothers JW, James, Kervin, Leota, Herman, and sister Fannie Earl Jones, all were of Tucson. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son Gilbert Tisdale, of Tucson, Arizona, and her sister Zora F. Jones of Houston, Texas.

She will be fondly remembered by her 13 grandchildren: Christy Lashaune Tisdale of Lancaster, Texas; Tristy “Tonie” Howell of Georgia; Tiffany Tisdale; Theron “Tizzie” Tisdale III, Kaleisha Tenae Tisdale of Arizona; Tyesia Banks Meyers, Trista Tisdale, Tamara Henry, Thailla Crawford, Tyrone Tisdale, and Terrell Tisdale, all of Georgia, and Kayla Tisdale, of Tucson, Arizona; Anika Tisdale Hutchinson of Chandler, Arizona; and several great-grandchildren. Also left to remember her fondly are numerous nieces and nephews including: Andre Shaw, Vincent Shaw, Ricky Shaw, and Sharon Ricks Montague; James Earl Jones, Jerome Jones, Ronnie Jones, Virginia Jones, and Peggy Jones; Jonell Jones and Diane "Pinkie" Jones as well as Kervin and Herman’s children.

Our sweet Dorothy Jean… Most of all, she loved her family and instilled in each son strong values of tenacity, hard work, and courage...that served them well. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • James Earl Jones
  • Jerome Jones
  • Vincent Shaw
  • Andre Shaw
  • Terrell Tisdale
  • Tyrone Tisdale
  • Ricky Shaw, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Gilbert Tisdale, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, September 25, 2020

Memories

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Train ride from Tucson to Charlotte

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Birthday Celebration at WinStar Casino

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Train ride from Tucson to Charlotte

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Christmas Dinner

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