MRS. DOROTHY MAY DUNN JONES, daughter of the late, Charles Dunn, Sr., and Daisy Ward Dunn, was born December 31, 1945 in Newbern, Alabama. She transitioned to Glory on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at the Three River Health and Rehabilitation Center, West Point, Virginia.
Dorothy May Dunn Jones received her Primary and Secondary education in the Public School System of Greensboro, Alabama, attending the historic Hale County Training School.
“Dot,” as she was fondly known, learned about Jesus as a little girl, while sitting on her parents’ knees. She confessed Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, was baptized and joined the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Greensboro, Alabama under the Pastorate of the late Reverend Rainer. Upon the time of her marriage, she joined the First Baptist Church of Hockley and was an active member, until the day she went home to God. As a Member of First Baptist, Dot joined the Women’s Club, the Hustle Club, Senior Usher’s Board, and the First Baptist Church Sunday School. She was a conscientious Servant of God, always willing to do her part for the Church and Community.
For three (3) years, she was employed as a Nurse’s Aide with the Colonial Haven Care and Rehabilitation Center in Greensboro, Alabama. Her work in the field of health care took her to Los Angeles, California and then on to Newark, New Jersey. While in Newark, New Jersey, she joined the staff of Caldwell University and served as a Nurse’s Aide in their medical care facility.
In 1984, Ms. Dorothy May Dunn Jones matriculated to King and Queen County, Virginia, to live. On November 19, 1988, she was united in Holy Matrimony to John Thomas “J.T.” Jones, a native of King and Queen County, Virginia. They had no children of their own, however they inherited many many children. While her husband, J.T., went to work at the prestigious and historic Christ Church School, Dot opened their home in the care of babies. Her chief joy was the care of babies and little children. She loved her darling children and they loved her. Her children called her “Dot Dot,” even at the time of her passing.
She was a quiet Christian woman who loved the Church, its Members, her Family and friends. She was an avid Washington Redskins Football fan and enjoyed TV soaps, westerns but especially the old Lone Ranger television show.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 31 years, Deacon John Thomas “J.T.” Jones, her parents, Charles and Daisy M. Ward Dunn, Sr.; a brother, Charles Dunn, Jr., and two sisters, Ruby L. Johnson, and Vera L. Dunn.
Dorothy May Dunn Jones leaves to cherish her memory three sisters, Daisy Dunn Alexander (James) of Mobile, Alabama, Viola Dunn Taylor of Greensboro, Alabama, and Mary Louise Dunn of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; two brothers, Deacon Arthur Dunn (Frances) and Joseph Dunn both of Greensboro, Alabama; two sisters-in-law, Celes Jones Washington of Piscataway, New Jersey and Brenda Jones Richardson (Roosevelt) of White Plains, Maryland; two brothers-in-law, the Reverend Austin Jones, Jr. (Nancy) of Dillwyn, Virginia and Robert C. “Sweet Man” Johnson of Los Angeles, California, a host of nieces, nephews, one of which she considered special, Rodrecus “Rod” L. Dunn, cousins and other relatives and friends, three of which she considered special, Plunard Robinson, Cherie Harris and Vance Braxton.
A graveside service will be held 1PM Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of Hockley Cemetery.