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Dorothy Green Whitfield

BLOUNTSTOWN - Dorothy Green Whitfield, 83, of Blountstown, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Tallahassee. She was born in Calhoun County to James Council and Beatrice Green Scott on Aug. 19, 1933. She attended Blountstown High School, and graduated salutatorian of her class in 1951.

She married Lonzie Whitfield, which began a 52 year marriage of devotion to one another. She was a homemaker, who with their three children, joined Lonzie in his Army postings around the world for the next 22 years. Following Lonzie’s retirement from the Army, they settled in Blountstown.

She began working for the City of Blountstown where she managed computerized utility billing for the city. An avid reader, she was also a talented cook who enjoyed cooking for family and friends.

She was also a skilled seamstress who took pride in sewing for her three daughters. There were always school clothes, cheerleader uniforms, and prom dresses needed. She enjoyed poking around in antique stores, and was drawn to vintage china bowls, platters, and gravy boats, of which she had quite the collection. There was always room for one more. She was convinced that one could never have too many gravy boats, but surprisingly we only had one kind of gravy at mealtime.

She lived for the holidays because it meant spending time with her family. She loved making the holidays special from Christmas, to birthdays, to summer vacations. She also loved to pepper her speech with southern sayings, “purty is as purty does,” hoping to improve our character.

She was deeply committed to her faith in the Lord. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Blountstown where she served on various committees, and was a dedicated member of the United Methodist Women. In later years when her health no longer allowed her to attend church she continued her Bible study and daily devotionals.

There was never a more loving, and perfect wife, mother, and grandmother to her family. She was kind, and generous to everyone, truly an angel on earth. She will be remembered long after her death for her sweet spirit, soft spoken personality, and gentleness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonzie; her parents; and her sisters, Edna McGowan (Green), and Betty Turcotte (Green).

Survivors include her three daughters, Terri Fuller, Jean Burgess (Bobby) and Pat Bourassa; four grandchildren, Britton Fuller, Sarah Beatrice Bourassa, Robert Burgess IV and Nicholas Bourassa; two sisters, Murel Cissell (Green) and Kathryn Barfield (Green); three brothers, Herman Green, Kenneth Green and Glen Green; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services were held Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Blountstown with Rev. Nicholas Hughes officiating.

The family will accept flowers, but anyone wishing may make donations to the First United Methodist Church of Blountstown.

Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.

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May 10th, 2017

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