OBITUARY

Dorothy "Dot" Sielski

November 20, 1937December 2, 2018
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TUSCALOOSA -- Dorothy Lucas Sielski, age 81, passed away on December 2, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be on December 5th at 2:00pm with visitation at 1:00pm at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. Billy Joy officiating (2200 Skyland Blvd E Tuscaloosa, Al 35405).

She was known to many as Aunt Dot, Mama Dot, or Miss Dot. Aunt Dot was born on November 20, 1937 to Herbert and Vannie Lucas. She was a member of Valley View Baptist Church and the Sunlighters group at the church.

Aunt Dot worked as a nursing assistant at Forest Manor Nursing Home until she retired. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mike Sielski; sisters, Olene Skelton, Thelon Robertson; brothers, James and Billy Lucas; nieces, Jeanie Watkins, Betty Keeling, Cherry Bigham; great niece, Teresa Mohamed; nephew Butch Robertson; great nephew, Trae Skelton.

Survivors are nieces Billie Sumner, Debbie Hewitt (Tommy), Debbie Hicks (Tim); nephews, Skip Skelton (Diane), Jim Lucas (Frank), John Lucas; great nieces, Candis Traeger (Jim), Angela Henline (Keith), Ashley Rowland (Drew), Crystal Skinner (Daniel), Shelle Tabil (Derek), Heather Kamakana (Dennis), Brooke Payne (Todd); great nephews, Lucas Skelton, Greg Hewitt (Stacey), Phillip Hewitt (Cheryl), Bart Brown (Jennifer), Pierce Watson Sumner II, Jimmy Lee (Tanya), Johnny Lee (Corky), Charles Timothy Lucas Hicks (Meghan), Adam Hicks (Lindsay); cousin Marilyn Hamilton (Aaron); and numerous great, great nieces and nephews.

Aunt Dot was loved by everyone that met her. She was always so welcoming with that bright smile and a “Hey Darlin!”. She had numerous special friends and she will be missed by all. Aunt Dot was always so much fun. Scary movies, sleep overs, and pizza dates with her great nieces, playing checkers for hours with Michael and Anna, arriving early for every holiday, playing cards or spoons and never following the rules but no one would correct her, and asking the blessing before the meal will be so missed by Katie and Leslie. We all have so many wonderful memories of her. She loved dancing and cheering on Alabama Football with her friends. She also loved to make quilts for anyone, especially new babies. She had so many adventures and was willing to go with just a call, she never complained just got ready and showed up. She was always present for any activities the nieces and nephews had going on. Aunt Dot loved her Sunlighters group and was always active going on trips and luncheons.

Pallbearers are Jim Traeger, Lucas Skelton, Tommy Hewitt, Keith Henline, Colton Stewart, and Drew Moore.

Honorary Pallbearers are Valley View Baptist Church, Hospice of West Alabama, and Valley View’s Sunlighters group.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, or Valley View Baptist Church per Aunt Dot’s Request.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Dorothy "Dot" Sielski

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Fred Comeau

December 3, 2018

I'm gonna miss this little lady right here.
Ms Dot/Mama Dot, as she was affectionately known, Passed away this past weekend. One of the sweetest if not THE sweetest person I've ever met playing music. I first met her while HEP was playing Mike's in Tuscaloosa. She was always the first one there and ready to dance. She followed us to Big Al's when we started playing there, and was always a huge supporter to all the bands that played there. If she could have made it to all the venues I bet she would have....She loved music and dancing that much... This is why we do it!
I also said, a highlight to playing Tuscaloosa was getting to see Mama Dot.
RIP Sweet Lady. 😢

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