Dorothy G. VanDevender
October 9, 1932 – March 30, 2021
Dorothy Marie VanDevender (Dot), age 88, passed away peacefully, March 30, 2021 at her residence of 10 years, Highland Home Nursing Facility in Ridgeland, MS. She was born 10/09/1932 to Albert and Pearl Galloway, both deceased. Dot married Lester O. VanDevender (Pete) January 1, 1948 who preceded her in death in 2002. She also is predeceased by a host of sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces, and her fur babies Peppie, Bud, Sweety, and Minnie. Dot is survived by her son, Tom VanDevender, daughter Rosemary (Kevin), grandson Zac(Bri), and Chris, great grandchildren Zelda and Paxton. Dot also leaves behind her lifelong best friend, Geneva Burton.
Dot spent most of her years in Bentonia, working at Toby's Grocery and Gibbs Elementary School. She took much pride in her work, loved her community, and attended Bentonia Baptist Church. Dot was also a lifetime member of the Military Order Of The Cootie, and a member of the VFW Post 2572 Vicksburg, MS. She will be most remembered for her kind heart, mild manners, and encouraging words.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Bentonia Baptist Church Cemetery, 111 W. Railroad Ave, Bentonia, MS. All friends and family are welcome to attend.
Graveside Funeral Service
Saturday, April 3, 2021