Service: Thursday, February 25, 2021 10AM Visitation 11AM Service
St Mark AME Zion Church 9208 Daly Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45231

Interment: Crown Hill Memorial Park and Mausoleum

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dorethea Ralls, 77 years old, born on March 21, 1943, and passed away on February 16, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Rachael Fambrough on March 21, 2022
Posted by Sheba Bacot on February 22, 2022
Love you and miss you.
Posted by Michelle Adams on February 25, 2021
Sending Love And Prayers To Roz And Family❤️ Psalms 30:5
Posted by Temu Bacot on February 24, 2021
Aunt Dorethea, you will forever be missed. My short moments spent with you in Ohio will always be cherished. You’ve given so much love to so many of us, unconditionally.

May we all strive to channel her love, strength, patience & wisdom to carry on with our heads high!
Posted by Michaela Kelley on February 24, 2021
I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful woman when Renee introduced us and I fell in love with her spirit and her smile. I will really miss her. She became a mother to me and I will forever miss her. I love you mama D.
Posted by Miriam Bacot on February 23, 2021> wrote:
My Dearest Doreatha
I didn’t get to say, THANK YOU for sharing your Love unconditionally. I am Blessed to have had you my life. Your endurance and perseverance in the face of insurmountable challenges has strengthen and enlightened me throughout my life. I will miss the sweetness of your voice, your laughter, and your gentle encouragement. Your service is complete and your earthly suffering has ended. You join our honorary ancestral mothers now. You remain in my heart and spirit forever. LOVING YOU ALWAYS!

Your Loving Sister,

Posted by Kimberly Hubbard-Diedrich on February 22, 2021
“Mamadog”, you will FOREVER be in my heart. I have loved keeping in touch w/ you on Facebook the last 20yrs and even though we were so far apart after I married & left Cincinnati, you were always on my mind. I loved that we had so much in common ethically and morally. I loved the videos and articles you shared with me via email & FB. You were a bog part of my late 20’s & early 30’s. A confidant, a moral compass and a friend. I will miss you so much.
Posted by Sheba Bacot on February 22, 2021
My wonderful big sis who was always awaiting me with a smile, advice, humor and love. Your steadfastness, academic and career achievements were a source of pride for me and things I aspired to emulate in my life. We both stood in so much physical likeness of our mother and aunties it made me so happy that there was no denying we were sisters. You will always have a special place in my heart. As you walk with our spiritual father, I pray you receive all the fulfillment and love you deserve. Love you forever Big Sis...Sheba
Posted by Rachael Fambrough on February 22, 2021
Mrs. Ralls you will truly be missed. You are finally with my boyfriend and your husband. I know that y'all are together again. I will miss texting and talking to you. No more pain. Until we meet again mom. I love you. RIH.

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Love you and miss you.
Posted by Michelle Adams on February 25, 2021
Sending Love And Prayers To Roz And Family❤️ Psalms 30:5
her Life
Loving mother, Dorethea Ann Ralls, born Dorethea Ann Middleton on March 21, 1943 in Madoc, South Carolina to Anna Victoria Bocot and biological father, James Robertson.

Early in life, Dorethea moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and later joined Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church under Pastor A.R. Jones. Dorethea loved her church and being a Seventh Day Adventist Christian. As well as crocheting, ceramics, bowling and baking yeast rolls for her family.

February 15, 1964, Dorethea married her husband, Ronald Ralls, Sr. To this union, three children were born; Rosalind, Ronald Jr., and Renee. They were married for 52 years before he preceded her in death in 2015. She is also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Carl, Rodney and David.

Dorethea worked at Dolly Madison prior to attending the Cincinnati School of Court Reporting where she later became an educator, sharing her knowledge and expertise with her students.Around 1996, Dorethea switched careers to become an administrator at Core Behavioral until she retired in 2010.

As we celebrate Dorethea’s homegoing, she leaves to cherish her memory three siblings, Miriam, Joseph, Sheba. Three children, Rosalind, Ronald Jr., Renee (Thomas). Seven grandchildren, Tiana, T’Neisha, Thomas Jr., Terrell, Taliyah, Jada and Tamari. Ten great-grandchildren, Lamar, Tacor, Makayla, Kaiden, Kyson, Neil, Ralonda, Rondell, Loyalty, Thomas III and a host of relatives and friends that loved her dearly.

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I miss and love ❤️ You mom.

Shared by Rachael Fambrough on February 23, 2022
I can't believe it's been a year. I miss talking and texting you. You will always be in my heart. RIP. 

I love you Mama

Shared by Rosalind Graham on February 23, 2021
My Mom was one of strongest women I know. I will always miss you. Mama, I find myself wanting to pick up the phone to call. RIP Mama it’s ok. I had many of good times with you. I am ok. Until we meet again.. I love you❤️

Fond Memories

Shared by Sheila Ingram on February 22, 2021
Words can’t explain how heavy my heart is. I can honestly say there were some fun, beautiful, fond memories shared with you and your family. I am truly going to miss your pleasant smile and soft spoken voice with such a mothering touch. I love you Mrs. Ralls ❤️❤️