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 Dorothy Virginia “Dottie” <I>Allen</I> Durkin

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Dorothy Virginia “Dottie” Allen Durkin

  • Birth 31 May 1939 Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 3 Mar 2009 Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 38941017

My Mom, we had a love/hate relationship, as I am sure most Mothers and daughters do, but as I got older we developed a much closer relationship.

See, My parents lost their first born son Timothy Lee in 1964 and it changed her forever, and I understand that...I NEVER want to experience that. The shock of losing her baby literally turned her white-headed over night.

Her natural hair color was dark brown, but after that, she became a redhead. Her zany behavior reminded me of Lucille Ball and I always kind of thought of her that way.

My Mom WAS zany, We would call each other on the phone, talk for a couple minutes, only to break into laughter so long and so hard our stomachs would hurt. She would do things and just crack up over it, and didn't care what anyone thought. My friends loved her.

I found out after 1996 that my Mom was Bi-polar, that explained A LOT. Her mood swings, her depression, and her incredible highs. I learned to adapt to that, after all, I had been doing it my whole life.

My Mom and brother Michael were closer, he was her baby boy. but I came running when Mom needed me. She spoiled my babies rotten, they adored their "NaNa"

She passed away suddenly in 2009 from a Massive Heart Attack, something which runs in the family. I was called
by the Hospital and missed her by 15 minutes,
something that still bothers me.

We DID argue A LOT, Dad said it was because we were so
much alike, although I think I am more like my Dad.

Regardless, I love her and miss her terribly!

Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Durkin, 69, died March 3, 2009, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia.

She was born May 31, 1939, in Lynnville.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Carter
and Louise Chapman Allen; her husband, Parker Lee Durkin; and son Timothy Lee Durkin.

Funeral services will be at noon, Friday, March 6, at
Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lynnwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be today (Thursday) from 6-8 p.m. at
the funeral home.

Survivors include her son, Michael Durkin of
Gainesville, Ga.; daughter Deborah Durkin of
Pulaski; brother Dale Allen of Pulaski;
and six grandchildren,
who are all smiling that she is
in Heaven.

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  • Maintained by: Debbie
  • Originally Created by: Mary Bob McClain
  • Added: 1 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38941017
  • Debbie
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Virginia “Dottie” Allen Durkin (31 May 1939–3 Mar 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38941017, citing Lynnwood Cemetery, Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Debbie (contributor 47704615) .