Dorothy Kersh

August 12, 1928April 6, 2021

Dot Kersh, 92, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021. She was born in Waynesboro, Mississippi on August 12, 1928. She was the oldest of six children born to Thomas Homer Pounds and Rubye Lurleen Dickerson Pounds. She graduated from Central High School in Waynesboro and Draughon’s Business College in Jackson.

During her career, she worked as an administrator for GMAC, Jackson Prep, and the Mississippi State Department of Health. She loved her work and retired from the State Department of Health after more than thirty years of service. Dot was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church for fifty years. She especially loved her Sunday School class. As the matriarch of her extended family, she was never at a loss for a story to share and served as the family historian.

She is survived by her son, Robert Harold “Bob” Kersh of Jackson, her sister-in-law Bonnie Curtis Pounds of Laurel, and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Dot is preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Leigh Kersh, her sisters, Rubye Faye Pounds Odom and Emily Jane Pounds, and her brothers, Thomas Richard Pounds, James Ray Pounds, and Lowell Russell Pounds, and the father of her children, Robert Harold Kersh, Sr. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made to: Broadmoor Baptist Church 1531 Highland Colony Parkway Madison, MS 39110

A graveside service is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:00 am at Parkway Memorial Cemetery, 1161 Highland Colony Parkway, in Ridgeland.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021


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Maud Kuykendall

April 7, 2021

I am so glad that I met your mother. My most favorite memory is that she continued to make breakfast for you up until recently even with extremely limited vision.

DeSha White

April 6, 2021

Bob, I did not know your Mom but I know your heart is heavy over the loss .
God’s grace will give you comfort in knowing she is free from her earthly suffering.
Praying for comfort in the days ahead for you and your family.