Dorothy Nelle Bottoms


December 28, 1926 ~ October 14, 2020
Dorothy Nelle Bottoms, 93, of Marquez, Texas joined God’s celestial choir on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  Dorothy was born on Tuesday, December 28, 1926 in Newby, Texas to Alfred and Eddie Humphreys.  Dorothy is reunited heaven with her loving husband, Odell Bottoms along with many family members and dear friends.
Dorothy, a graduate from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Art in Music, taught school to elementary children including music class throughout her career.  Dorothy, a woman of faith was always active in music ministry either in the choir or playing the piano.
Dorothy is survived by her niece, Jannell Humphreys Pesquera  (Israel Pesquera) of Houston, Texas; great niece, Erin Pesquera Arenas (Hugo Arenas) and great- great niece, Zarah Arenas of Austin, Texas; great nephew, Matthew Humphreys Pesquera (Rebekah Henderson) of Pflugerville, Texas;  and loving stepdaughters; Patsy Bottoms Henry (Robert Henry, deceased) of Mexia, Texas;  Pamella Bottoms Crider (Cox R (Bob) Crider) of Mexia, Texas;  Deborah Bottoms Hullum (Glen Hullum) of Lake Mexia;  along with 6 step grandchildren and 17 step great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Paul Bottoms (Joyce Bottoms) and sister-in-law, June Bottoms (Jack Bottoms, deceased).  She has many Bottoms nieces and nephews who love her and affectionately call her Aunt Dorothy.
Dorothy never met a stranger.  She leaves behind so many extended family and dear friends from Marquez, Buffalo, Jewett, Houston and other communities in Texas.
A graveside service was held at Sardis Cemetery on Tuesday, October 20 at 11:00 AM. Allen Crosby, Dorothy’s beloved Pastor from the First Baptist Church of Jewett, Texas, presided.
If you were unable to attend the service, your thoughts and prayers are truly appreciated. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a gift in Dorothy’s honor to the Music Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Jewett.
Colossians 3:16, KJV
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

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