OBITUARY

Dorothy Lanelle Archer

November 17, 1926December 30, 2020
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Dorothy Lanelle Archer, 94 of Plano, Texas passed away on Wednesday evening, December 30, 2020 at the Medical City Plano Hospital.

Dorothy was born on November 17, 1926 in Lubbock, Texas, a daughter of her father: Cecil Ragland and her mother Nelle (Thomas) Ragland.

She married Russell Archer on September 28, 1948 in Dallas, TX. He preceded her in death in November of 2010.

She is survived by three children: Dennis Archer and wife Sherryl, Tom Archer and wife Pam, and Susan Archer, all of Plano, Texas.

She is also survived by two grandchildren, Angela Archer Richmond and husband Jeff, and Brad Archer and fiancee Beth Voelker. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters: Ardelle, Lois, LaDene, Montrue and one brother, Cecil.

Dorothy was the valedictorian of her high school graduating class in Cove, Arkansas. After graduating she moved to Dallas to attend business school. She then went to work for State Farm Insurance.

Dorothy and Russell and the family joined First Baptist Church Plano shortly after moving to Plano in 1967.

Dorothy had a good life. Her and Russell lived in West Texas for fourteen years where she was a stay-at-home Mom and she loved her role. She loved to cook, bake, make preserves and freeze peaches and vegetables. She was a Den Mother for her son's Cub Scout troop, she attended Homemaker of America meetings and in her spare time she sold Avon.

After they retired Dorothy and Russell traveled all over the U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and Europe. She kept souvenirs and pictures from each trip. Dorothy also volunteered at the Senior Center here in Plano. She loved to read and watch the news to keep up with the world.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, located at 7990 George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, Texas 75252.

*****THE VISITATION WILL BE HELD AT TED DICKEY WEST FUNERAL HOME LOCATED AT 7990 GEORGE BUSH TURNPIKE, DALLAS, TEXAS 75252****

****TED DICKEY FUNERAL HOME IN EAST PLANO AT 2128 18TH STREET, PLANO, TEXAS 75074 IS UNDERGOING RENNOVATION CONSTRUCTION TO UPDATE OUR FACILITIES TO BETTER SERVE OUR COMMUNITY.*****

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Plano, located at 1300 E. 15th Street, Plano, Texas 75074.

Craig Curry will officiate.

Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery where Dorothy will be laid to rest with her husband Russell.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial's be made to the First Baptist Church of Plano, 1300 E. 15th Street, Plano, Texas 75074.

Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano, Texas has charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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Ajit singh Bhatia

January 9, 2021

May the Almighty give peace to all. Our prayers and best wishes for the family. Please take care.

Raman Sapra

January 6, 2021

Dear Brad and Beth,

May God give you and your family the strength to cope with the sad loss of your grandmother. May the departed soul rest in peace. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Best wishes , Raman Sapra & family.

Brenita Powell

January 3, 2021

May The Lord Our GOD watch over you all as you grieve and heal from Dorothy’s passing. Your mom’s kind sweet smile, her laugh, her being so welcoming and the Love she had for her family are sweet memories of mine. My heart goes out to you. 🙏 Love in Christ Brenita

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