Dorothy D. Mitchell

Published 12:33 pm Monday, August 18, 2014

Dorothy D. Mitchell, age 93, of Selma, AL, passed away August 16, 2014.

Dorothy “Momma Dot” Mitchell was born in Brown’s Cove, Albemarle County, VA on April 9, 1921. She was the tenth of fourteen children born to Richard and Lillie Garrison McAllister. She grew up in VA, but as a young woman, worked in Baltimore, MD in a military factory making ammunition boxes for the war effort. She married Elbert Mitchell in 1945 and he preceded her in death in 1985.

Momma Dot loved and was devoted to her family and friends. She is survived by her son, Richard Mitchell of Selma and daughter, Becky Grainger of Decatur; daughter-in-law, Alicia Davis of Selma; grandchildren, Richard (Fay) Grainger of Germantown, TN, Holly (Terry) Thompson of Hartselle, AL; Scott (Lynn) Mitchell of Valley Grande and Heather (Brad) Pierce of Selma; great-grandchildren, Donovan (Kayla), Nicholas and Courtney Mitchell of Selma and Daniel Keeton of Decatur and two great-great-grandchildren, Karsyn and Braylen. She is also survived by her brother, Clyde (Carolyn) McAllister of Crozet, VA; sister-in-law, Emma Jean Bellamy of Owensboro, KY and a great number of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Momma Dot worked for Independent Lock Company for over forty-one years and had made Selma her home since 1957.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Pineview Memory Gardens with Selma Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Strickland, Donovan Mitchell, Nicholas Mitchell, Andrew Green, Richard Grainger and Daniel Keeton. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Moore, Cecil Moton, Cotton Davis and Brad Pierce.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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