Dorothy Summers Doolittle
Dorothy Summers Doolittle, 84, passed away on Monday, Nov. 13,2006, at Saint Simeon’s Episcopal Home, Tulsa, Okla., where she hadbeen a resident for five years. Memorial services were heldThursday, Nov. 16 at Saint Simeon’s in Tulsa. There will be amemorial service and celebration of her life on Jan. 21, 2007,which would have been her 85th birthday, at First Baptist Church inBrookhaven.
“Dot,” as she was affectionately known, was born on Jan. 21,1922, to John Eugene Summers and Zelma Ware Summers, inJacksonville, Fla. As a young child she moved with her family toWalnut Grove, Miss., where she graduated from high school, andattended and graduated from East Central Mississippi JuniorCollege.
In 1943, she married Spivey Newton Doolittle and together theyraised three children in Brookhaven, where she was a very skilledhomemaker, active in the community and a longtime leader at FirstBaptist Church for over 50 years. She will be remembered by all forher sweet soul, her constantly joyful spirit and her always brightand positive outlook on life.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, BobbieCahoon; and a granddaughter, Stacey Doolittle.
She is survived by a sister, Helen Franklin, of Jackson; herchildren, Jerry Doolittle (Jo) of Madison, Charles Doolittle (Cala)of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cindy Harkins of Tulsa; and fourgrandchildren, Anna Crabtree, Hadley Doolittle, Tate Doolittle andJosh Harkins.
In accordance with her wishes, her body has been donated forresearch purposes to the Oklahoma University College ofMedicine.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made toBrookhaven Beautiful, P.O. Box 978, Brookhaven, MS 39601, as Dotthoroughly enjoyed the changing seasons, flowers, trees and allbeautiful things growing outdoors.