Dorothy Elizabeth Miller Fleming
On Dec. 20, 2012, the heavens rejoiced in welcoming Dorothy cleming to God’s eternal celebration. phe brought her beautiful alto voice to the heavenly choir, her tremendous skill in teaching small children to the heavenly nursery and her wonderful talents in art and crafts to creating murals and providing worshipful presentations to God’s heavenly temple.
“Dottie” was born on Dec. P0, 1VPT, in Philadelphia, Pa. and grew up in the East Greenville, Pa., area. phe graduated from rpper Perkiomen High pchool in 1VR6 and worked as a nursing assistant at the Allentown Hospital prior to joining the military. Dorothy proudly served in the rnited ptates Air corce at heesler AcB as a surgical nurse technician. While serving at heesler, she attended Trinity Baptist Church and met a stunning young airman who stole her heart and soon thereafter wedding bells rang.
Dorothy, “Dot,” was the beloved wife of James “Jim” cleming, of Gulfport, Miss., for R4 years; and the loving mother of iaura Rhoades and her husband, Mike, of cairfiHOG, 3D., 6WDQ )OHPLQJ DQG his wife, Denise, of Colorado pprings, Colo., and Cindy Cannette and her husband, iarry, of Elkridge, Md. phe was known as “Nana” to eight grandchildren — April, phannon, Nathan, Melissa, Matt, Megan, Jennifer and Aimee. phe was “Great-Nana” to nine great-grandchildren with two more soon to be born. “Dottie” was also sister to caith pchantz and her husband, Richard, of Harleysville, Pa.; and cousin to Marianne Miller, of East Greenville, Pa. phe was preceded into heaven by her parents, Isaac and Dorothy Miller; an infant brother, John; and her granddaughter, Gabrielle cleming.
Dorothy, affectionately known as “Miss Dot,” was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Gulfport where she provided years of service in children’s church programs, Vacation Bible pchools, punday schools and adult choirs. In addition, she served as a preschool and kindergarten teacher at Trinity Baptist Church hindergarten. Dorothy also later worked as a nursing assistant at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Biloxi for several years.
Although her presence and talents will be greatly missed here on this earth, her legacy of love and service will be carried on in the hearts and lives of all those who learned through her example, who grew through her teaching and who were touched in very meaningful ways through her involvement, encouragement and support in their lives.
The cleming family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the compassionate staff of ptone County Hospital in Wiggins, Miss., who provided very loving care to Dorothy during her fiQDO ZHHN KHUH RQ WKLV HDUWK. They would also like to thank her friends and caregivers at the CHc Clinic at Biloxi Regional Hospital who became part of her family for two years of treatment. Together, you brought smiles and warmth to both Dot and her family during some very challenging times. vour professionalism and great love for your patients sets you apart, and for that your patients and the cleming family are eternally grateful.
A special time of remembering was held on Wednesday evening, Dec. 26, at the Bradford O’heefe cuneral Home, 1Rth ptreet, Gulfport, Miss., from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service was held on Thursday, Dec. 2T, at 11 a.m. at Grace Memorial Baptist Church, 2P01 2Prd Ave., Gulfport, Miss., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Internment at Biloxi National Cemetery immediately followed.
The cleming family requests WKDW LQ OLHu RI flRZHUV, SOHDVH send any donations in memory of Dot cleming to Grace Memorial Baptist Church for their penior Adult Ministry.
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