Dorothy "Dot" Louise McDonald Dye
Wrens, GA – Dorothy “Dot” Louise McDonald Dye, 88, loving wife of 56 years to the late John C. “Jake” Dye, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from Jefferson Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Friday morning, November 8, 2013 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. Scott McKinney officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Avera.
One of eleven children born to the late Minnie Bell Rabun McDonald and the late John Samuel McDonald, Dot was a lifelong resident of Wrens where she graduated from Wrens High School. She was a member of Wrens Baptist Church and the Fidelis Sunday School class. She briefly worked at Ft. Gordon, Fleming Drug and Atwell Pecan, then retiring with 20 years of service as the Lunchroom Manager at Wrens Elementary School. Dot worked hard and was always busy with her varied interests and past times—camping in the mountains, shopping (especially for shoes), working in the vegetable garden, etc. She also loved to cook and enjoyed feeding her family. Dot was most famous for the homemade apple and peach tarts she made for the family-owned BBQ businesses. Being very family-oriented, she was most content being surrounded by her family, especially her grandkids. Dot often put others’ desires above her own in hopes that everyone would get along and love one another—“I’m ok with whatever ya’ll want”—with her life exemplifying the golden rule—“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. This saintly woman is now reaping her rewards in her eternal home in Heaven.
Dot is also preceded in death by all of her siblings, Fred McDonald, Annie Lou Russell, Royce McDonald, Lamar McDonald, R.C. “Sneak” McDonald, Clinton McDonald, Melvin “Red” McDonald, Dahlia Kasparian, Lonita Williams and Marjorie Englett. Her survivors include her four children, Diane Dye, Patty Dye Merritt (Jim), Bruce Dye (Cecelia) and Burton Dye (Sharon); six grandchildren, Jeremy Brett (Rose), Scott Merritt (Linda), Julie Anna Koch (Brian), Brent Dye (Holli), Jackson Dye and Lana Dye; seven great grandchildren, Clay Brett, Justin Brett, Ashton Jenkins, Beau Merritt, Hudson Koch, Graham Koch, and Liam Dye; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. Pallbearers will be her nephews--Glenn Bazemore, Rodney Englett, Terry Englett, Jimmy McDonald, Kenneth McDonald and S. J. McDonald.
The family is receiving friends at James Funeral Home Thursday evening, November 7, 2013 from 6:00-8:00PM or at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Dye, 1550 Sylvan Grove, Stapleton GA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 106 SRP Dr, Ste A, Evans, GA 30809.
Heartfelt thanks are extended to the staff of Silver Lining Personal Care Home and especially to the nurses and staff of Jefferson Hospital.
Legacy Of Love
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you have us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another--
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best.
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So, go in peace--you've earned your sleep.
Your love in our hearts, we'll eternally keep.