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Dorothy Mae Williams Atkinson
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1926
Tuskegee
Macon County
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 2001
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Born on August 7, 1926 in Tuskegee, Alabama, went home to the Lord on April 4, 2001 in Los Angeles after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Rosie Cason Williams, the fourth of 11 children.

Reared in Shorter, Alabama, she graduated from Tuskegee High School and from Stone Business College in New Haven, Connecticut.

She confessed Christ at an early age. At the time of her death, she was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Affectionately called "Grandma" by many, Dorothy had a gentle spirit, a giving heart, and an infectious smile.

She was employed at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. Subsequently, she worked at UCLA Medical Center until her retirement in 1986.

She leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Austin Atkinson, Jr.; five daughters, Geneva (Ulysses, Sr.) Pollock, Lethia (William Kelly) Wedgworth, Christine Howze, Dorothy L. McEntire, and Jacqueline Rivers; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Gennie M. Boyd, Viola Harris, Rosie L. Jones, and Mildred K. McNeal; three brothers, Lum Williams, David L. Williams, and Robert C. Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, and loyal friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, James A, Williams; and sisters, Hattie P. Dixon and Mary L. Pritchett. She is also survived by Jake Rivers, six sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in-law.

Funeral April 12, 2001 11:00 am, Officiant: Senior Pastor R. Johnson
 (bio by: Gloria Miller) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Austin Atkinson (1924 - 2002)
 
 Children:
  Dorothy Louise Atkinson McEntire (1948 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Gloria Miller
Record added: Jan 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64334763
Dorothy Mae <i>Williams</i> Atkinson
Added by: Gloria Miller
 
Dorothy Mae <i>Williams</i> Atkinson
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