ForeverMissed

Dorothy Adams was born on February 27th 1954 to the union of R.L. and Gloria Jones in Shreveport, Louisiana. She attended Detroit Public Schools.  She was baptized on December 12th, 1973.She began full-time pioneering on September 1st, 2009 and fell in love with her ministry! Dorothy wore many hats in more ways than one!  Not only did she have a couture hat collection, but she stayed busy being a single mother, grandmother, a daughter, sister, auntie and provider.

We all remember her for her favorite expressions:“This is a Sich-e-ation”, “Show yo Love” and “How ya Ackin’”!!

Dorothy was preceded in death by her father, R.L. Jones and brother Jimmie Jones.She leaves to cherish her memory: her mother, Gloria Jones, her siblings Milton (Sherrie) Jones, Bertha Cooke, Ralph Jones, John (Shirley) Jones, Shirley (Thomas) Williams, Sister in law Barbara Jones, two children;Derrick (Nikola) Adams and Randy (Tanisha) Adams, ten grandchildren:Randy II, Donovan, Essence, Destiny, Rhyan, London, Jada, Jordyn, Tywoine and Derrick Jr.Nieces & Nephews:Mekoe Lewis, Quentina (Robert) Williams, Terrance Smith, Clinton Jones, Katura McIver, Jimmie Jones Jr., Karlton Jones, Antwaun Jones, Thomas (Danielle) Williams II, Taqueila (Leo) Ellis, Kirsten Jones.Special friends: Toni Dickerson, Dina Ross-Foster, Barbara Dunlap and Brenda Lewis and a host of great nieces, nephews, close friends and a large spiritual family.



Posted by Liz Tasby on June 9, 2020
My sincere condolence to the family, may our God of comfort (2 Corinthans 1:3,4) strengthen and sustain you in the days ahead as you charish the loving memories you shared together.
Posted by Eguono Ponius on June 9, 2020
I loved Dorothy for soooo many reasons. For one I loved her REALNESS!!! you never had to question her authenticity. She was never afraid to give you a compliment!!! She loved to build other women up. She loved her family so much you knew that from her conversations. I’m so thankful and grateful to have known her and have her as a friend. Every time she spoke with my mom Dina, she always asked about me and my family. Always thinking of others. As I’ve grown older I’ve have learned to appreciate the simple things in life and never take it for granted. Give people their flowers while they’re here. Life is short. Here today gone today! I will miss Dorothy, and I look so forward to seeing her again. I send my deepest love and condolences to all of her family. May Jehovah continue to carry you through this pain and hurt. Just a little while longer and death will be a gone FOREVER! Can’t wait to reunite with loved ones and live in perfect conditions FOREVER. ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Yvonne Rivera on June 8, 2020
I've known the Jones family since I was 13 yrs old. They've always been loving and kind to me and my family. The Joneses are happy and outgoing personalities, and that what I have loved about them. We all look forward to the day when all those, (Joneses) in Jehovah's memory will awaken with their joyful smiles and laughter. It's just around the corner!♡♡♡
Posted by Delaino Jones on June 8, 2020
I have known Dorothy for over 30 years. And she was consistent. Consistently friendly, consistently funny and consistently loving. I will miss that consistency. May Jehovah comfort you, sustain you and Love you.
Posted by Donna Hinton on June 7, 2020
From Anthony Hinton family/.  much love goes out to the whole family along with prayers Dorthy was always full of joy she had a welcoming heart that made you feel comfortable around her she love to laugh so here to say a BIG party we have to welcome her back to a beautiful paradise with hugs and kisses and much fun !!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Clifford Clemons on June 7, 2020
I have known Sis Adam's since I was a teenager back when we all attended Stoepel PK congregation. And I see her at our current circuit assemblies, she always had something funny to make me laugh, then she asks my wife, "Is he behaving?" I will truly miss her, and I can't wait to see her again. My prayers are with the family.
Posted by Pamela Hepburn on June 7, 2020
I will miss my girl that is for sure. I remember I was looking at some pictures at home and there was a picture of Dorothy. My husband looked and said oh she's trouble and we laughed. I told Dorothy the next week at the Hall. She sent a message back to him. So when he came to the Hall Dorothy went right up to him had a Dorothy conversation with him (LOL) laughing & talking she gave him a big bear hug and he bear hugged her right back. She was so warm as she told him we are going to have a Sich-e-ation if you don't come back to the Hall.

Dorothy and I loved hats and talked about swapping so I will hang on to the white Breakfast at Tiffany's hat she loved so much til I see her again. My heartfelt love and condolences to Tommy, Shirley (Mrs Elegant and reserved), Sis Jones and Dorothy s sons.
Posted by Acqueline Warren on June 7, 2020
We will miss Dorthy she was a true servant of Jehovah and real person We are looking foward to seeing her beautiful smile .in the New World ! Our heart go out to the family . You will be in our prayers 
                     Robert and Jacqueline Warren
Posted by Dionne W on June 7, 2020
Dorothy was truly a character and had a way of making an impression on you. She made one on me when I was just 13 and our families met at Rouge Park cong. In all the years since then she always made me feel loved and she never stopped LAUGHING. She will be missed! I look forward to being able to give her a hug once again along with my own mom. It won't be long...
-Dionne Williams
Posted by Geraldine Davis on June 7, 2020
I can remember the first time I met Dorothy, it was as if I had been knowing her a long time. She greeted me with her famous “Sho yo love” and that big beautiful smile. Dorothy was such a fun and lively person. Her voice and smile just lit up the room. Her presence will definitely be missed. As was mentioned in her obituary, she was known for her big hats. I can remember the last time I came to visit, we attended a tea Dorothy was the only one who showed up with a hat on. She entered and said “where’s ya’lls hats this is a tea ain’t it? Lol. I will miss her life of the party spirit. But most importantly she really had a love for Jehovah! Looking forward to welcoming her back in the resurrection. Acts 24:15
Posted by Georgetta Johnson on June 7, 2020
Dorothy, I am really looking forward to seeing you again when all is new! You were always such a kind and loving sister and friend. I can say that you touched everyone so profoundly. My deepest condolences to the family and may Jehovah continue to be there to strengthen and console them. You are already missed. To the family... Jude 2, 21
Posted by Diamond Green on June 7, 2020
Sis Adams...affectionately called Ms Dorothy, was one of a kind! Her way with words and million dollar smile would just lift your spirits whenever you heard her voice or was in her presence...ohhh yes you were definitely going to get some laughs in, even if you were with her for five minutes. She nicknamed my Mom, Tina Marie and me, Diamond Do (reminding me always strive to DO the right thing in Jehovah’s eyes). Ohhhh how I loved her!!!! She had a major impact on our family at our infancy of coming into the truth. Bookstudy at her home was following by laughter and delicious food. Ms Dorothy loved Jehovah God and his organization. She was always dressed to the nines while shopping on a dime!!!!! (We would hang out at thrift stores) And she would say “Gurrrrl no Matta what happens in yo’ life, don’t you let yo’self go. You betta dress up for Jehovah. Can’t be worried ‘bout these buggas out-chia! Only Jehovah can give you life. Ok Bae’ba...LET’S GO!!!” Oooooo it’s going to be a very, very happy day to see her again. I can’t wait! Much love to her entire family!♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Posted by Jeanette Burton Tolbert on June 7, 2020
I'd like to express my deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of my good friend Dorothy Adams.

I'd known her for over 40 years. She was with me when my husband proposed to me. She also took a large part on my wedding day too.

There's so many good things about Dorothy that I will never forget. She was one to be there for you when you needed support. I'll never forget, in 2018, when my Mother-in-law died. When we got to the funeral home to attend the funeral, Dorothy was the first one there. Yes, she was not only a good friend to me, but to my husband also. We both loved her very much.

Even after we left Michigan and moved to Georgia, we kept in touch on a regular basis, we would talk on the phone often. Many times Dorothy would beat me to the punch.

As mentioned by many, Dorothy had a bubbly personality, a beautiful smile, a very outgoing spirit, a deep love for Jehovah and the ministry, a deep love for her family, sayings that were all her own, and much more.

She is truly missed! I look so forward to seeing her in Paradise!
Posted by Toya Sankey on June 7, 2020
Although my beautiful, vivacious sister is taking a “brief nap”, she will be missed! I can still hear her voice telling the friends how beautiful they looked! I can hear her laugh! See her in those beautiful hats! She was always dressed to the “nines” every time I saw her! Matching from head to toe! Until Jehovah wakes her through our King Jesus, we will wait patiently to see our beautiful sister again. Very soon we will see her, laughing and talking in paradise! See her very shortly! ~Bruce & Toy
Posted by Genell Wright on June 7, 2020
Dorothy was a real gem! She definitely kept it REAL. To know her was to love her. Her warm smile and funny sayings are something to cherish. She'd send me the most loving and encouraging messages on FB. They were so timely. I'll miss her dearly but I know that my dear Sister is just "napping". We have so much to catch up on in the soon approaching New World. "Just see yourself and see me too!" My deepest condolences to the Family of Dorothy Adams.

Agape'
~The Wrights (Menelik, Genell, Gianna,Mekhai and Giada)
Posted by Celeste McIver on June 7, 2020
Sister Dorothy Adams ... Loyal Servant of Jehovah... happy... positive spirit... sincerely honest ... dear friend & family ... bubbly personality... met no strangers...
endurance of much... example of godly courage... not a quitter ... "stabilized"... Only one Dorothy "Dot"... Agape' Love...
Jehovah's comfort and tender affection to the Family and all Loved Ones...
2Cor. 1:3,4. "He will call..." 
Posted by Tiffany DeBose on June 6, 2020
I have so many fond memories, joyous conversation, tons of laughs, smiles and hugs with Sis Adams.

She embraced the room not only with a warm smile, friendly greeting and a great big hug! I am still trying to wrap my mind around not seeing her face, hearing her comments and famous sayings, it is still does not real. But I know it’s because this is not what Jehovah intended for humans, we were not designed to endure sickness and death.

But I so long for the day when I can here “Come here babababy”, “You better show me some love” and I got up out that “Sich-e-ation” only in a way that she can say it and the way we all can hear her tone of voice as you read this. I am so thankful that Jehovah has given us the hope and glad to know that it’s just around the corner!
My love, heart and prayers goes out to all the ones who loved Sis Dorothy Adams!
Posted by Denise Thomas on June 6, 2020
My deepest sympathy, condolence and prayers are with the family. Dorothy was such a sweet person that Jehovah’s light shown upon. I will truly miss her and look forward to seeing her again.  John 5:28,29
Posted by Lawrei Chandler on June 6, 2020
Dorothy was my mom's friend but she became mine. I loved her energy and firey love for Jehovah. I look forward to Jehovah making her stand when she answers His call... Dorothy.
She will never b forgotten.
Stay close to Jehovah all so we can get some of that hot water cornbread.
~Michael and Lawrei
Posted by Joyce Skipper on June 5, 2020
Dorothy was a nice loving spiritual sister.A lot of fun to be with.When we moved South she came a few times to see us.She introduce me to my husband of 30 yrs. "We love Dorothify! She will be missed we pray that her family will continue to endure until they see her again "in paradise
Charles & Joyce Skipper
Posted by K. Maxwelle on June 5, 2020
I will miss my Sister; her love, her adoration, her fashion statements which I commented on so often, especially the hats, her comical words and her personal heartfelt remarks during our studies in the Scriptures. She was my Ministry partner on several occasions. I am thankful for that and that memory is mine to treasure. She will be missed.
My sincere condolences to her family members. We have all lost a precious relative and friend.
Ss. Maxwell
Posted by Kristan Davis (Brantley) on June 5, 2020
Condolences to the family! Dorothy will be missed deeply. She was such a fun-loving, vibrant, light up ANY room type of woman! She has been a true friend & sister to my Mom, a relationship that was truly admired. I, in turn, was loved automatically. I appreciated more than she ever could've known her always supporting anything I did, from marriages to the births of my children. Her words of wisdom & funny sayings like only SHE could say, will forever ring in our home & hearts. Til we meet again & I can hear her say "How ya ackin?'

Love,
Kris & Family❤❤❤❤
Posted by Monique McCreary on June 4, 2020
My Deepest Sympathy goes out to the family of Dorothy Adams. She will be missed, See you Dorothy in Paradise. May Jehovah continue to bless the family.
Agape Love
Posted by Esterine Mccallum on June 4, 2020
My love goes out to the entire family of Dorothy, she was a dear friend,and she will truly be missed Esterine Mccallum
Posted by Tracy Kilgo on June 4, 2020
Aww Shirley, Dorothy will forever be remembered by Jehovah and we all shall see her again. Just a little while longer and these things will be no more. I love you and feel your pain and pray that Jehovah will continue to comfort you and your family, love you with all my heart ❤❤❤
Posted by Sela Fletcher on June 3, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the entire family.
I loved Dorothy's outgoing personality and her beautiful smile. She will truly be missed.
From: Sela Fletcher
Posted by Marion Gipson on June 3, 2020
"He will swallow up death forever,
And the Sovereign Lord
Jehovah will wipe away the
tears from all faces. The reproach
of all his people he will take away from
the earth, For Jehovah himself has
spoken it."-Isaiah 25:8. So just for a little while
sleep on, and when you awaken
all things will be new and so will
you. Love your spiritual sis and friend.


Posted by Ron Henderson on June 3, 2020
We miss and love you Dorothy.See you soon... ❤❤❤
Ron and Justin...
Posted by Bridget Tedford on June 3, 2020
I will miss my spiritual sister. Her smile was contagious. We always had a good time.
She will sleep for a little while. I look forward to seeing her soon when All Is New.
Posted by Charisse Mason on June 3, 2020
From : Bro. Wordlaw David Cherry . Dorothy Adams will truly be missed what a dear loving spiritual sister that I have had the privilege of knowing a true spiritual sister & friend. I will continue to pray for the family much love. From : Brother Wordlaw David Cherry
Posted by Charisse Mason on June 3, 2020
From Ronnie and Brenda Hawkins I will truly miss my dearest friend Dorothy Adams and the wonderful times we have shared together but one thing for sure we have the hope of the Resurrection and that makes our heart's ❤ glad to know we will see you again my dearest friend Dorothy . From Brenda Hawkins
Posted by Charisse Mason on June 3, 2020
My friend my family Dorothy Adams will truly be missed but I will say i appreciate the times that I was blessed to spend time with Dorothy I will say I'm going to miss her bubbly personality it was never a dull moment spending time with her but most importantly I'm going to miss her spiritual uplifting guidance from the Word the Bible. From Charisse❤
Posted by Taqueila Ellis on June 2, 2020
I Will never forget my aunt ALWAYS HAD ME LAUGHING, with making up words that wasn't a WORD..,and sayings ,such as "RELAX YOUR MIND",and making up words in a song, THAT WAS never there,all it did was made me laugh. And can't forget those good recipes,ESPECIALLY HER oxtail soup. I'll see you soon!

      Taqueila Ellis
Posted by Annette Ragland on June 2, 2020
Someone I will never forget. I met her in 1973. The smile the laughter the on going conversation. My kids and I will alway's remember. To the family you have my deepest sympathy. I love you all those who remember me and those
who don't. Pat Crawford Ragland
Posted by Toni D on June 1, 2020
We became "fast friends" at Durfee Jr high school. The 4 of us, Dorothy, Alicia, Karen, & myself. We were the girl version of "Welcome back Kotter"We trailed each other all through life. There was a pause in life when we lost touch. Come to find out we had both moved to Texas, living right near each other!! Wow!! We resumed our bond we were wild & crazy, living life as we knew it! She always had an fierce love for Jehovah, & while there i attended the Memorial. Not knowing Our Creator as i do now, she knew it was necessary that I went & she didn't take no for an answer! Oh we had so much history together, but we'll have a eternity soon. Dorothy Jean, when i make hot water corn bread like only U can, may my salty tears not ruin it!
With eyes of faith, l look forward to "life without end at last" ..Until then I will carry on like U know I would.. & I can hear your strong voice sayin "DON'T U
DO IT" Toni (Brantley) Dickerson
Posted by Gwendolyn Dotson Johnson on May 31, 2020
To the Adams and Jones families it break my heart to see this beautiful tribute to my dear cousin. I love you Robbie, we southerners call her by her childhood name a name of endearment and love. We wish we could be there with you all but this pandemic has put a halt to our travels.
Posted by Ricky Butler on May 24, 2020
Dorothy, I hope warm and wonderful memories bring comfort to your loved ones.

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Posted by Liz Tasby on June 9, 2020
My sincere condolence to the family, may our God of comfort (2 Corinthans 1:3,4) strengthen and sustain you in the days ahead as you charish the loving memories you shared together.
Posted by Eguono Ponius on June 9, 2020
I loved Dorothy for soooo many reasons. For one I loved her REALNESS!!! you never had to question her authenticity. She was never afraid to give you a compliment!!! She loved to build other women up. She loved her family so much you knew that from her conversations. I’m so thankful and grateful to have known her and have her as a friend. Every time she spoke with my mom Dina, she always asked about me and my family. Always thinking of others. As I’ve grown older I’ve have learned to appreciate the simple things in life and never take it for granted. Give people their flowers while they’re here. Life is short. Here today gone today! I will miss Dorothy, and I look so forward to seeing her again. I send my deepest love and condolences to all of her family. May Jehovah continue to carry you through this pain and hurt. Just a little while longer and death will be a gone FOREVER! Can’t wait to reunite with loved ones and live in perfect conditions FOREVER. ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Yvonne Rivera on June 8, 2020
I've known the Jones family since I was 13 yrs old. They've always been loving and kind to me and my family. The Joneses are happy and outgoing personalities, and that what I have loved about them. We all look forward to the day when all those, (Joneses) in Jehovah's memory will awaken with their joyful smiles and laughter. It's just around the corner!♡♡♡
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Doroy

Shared by Joann Hickson on June 7, 2020

Dot, I am missing you already.  See you in paradise, then we will pick up where we left off. Love always, Joann Hickson

Friendship

Shared by Toni D on June 7, 2020
  • In continuation of my  expressions in the "tribute"  section on (June 1st) life as we know has drastically changed!  I'm missing our weekly conversations & your "pop-up" visits. This new normal is not normal,  because death is not normal. Therefore, i will cling to God's wonderful promises in John 5:28, 29 you will awaken from your deep sleep, & Karen & Alicia (who preceded her in death) will also awaken, & can really have a chance to learn about our God Jehovah without the influence of Satan! We'll be bright eyed like the days at Durfee!  I will miss u girly girl, & miss u asking bout "Brah in law" but through my tears I will chuckle when I think of some of your famous sayings "you a lie  and a chicken"  or "show yo' love" &  "donkey duns" C u soon Dorothy Jean! Love U,  Toni....(Brantley-Dickerson)
Shared by Jacqulyn Slaughter on May 31, 2020
She will truly be missed but we all have that hope of seeing her again.... I remember when I first met Dorthy I loved her outgoing personality and her love that she had for her family...we will see you soon Dorthy❤️