Born on June 1, 1948 in Clayton, Alabama to Rose Mae Woods and Fuzzel Walker. Dorothy moved to Chicago at the age of four and was raised by Robert L. Woods.
The teaching of Christ was part of her heritage and she was baptized and became a member of Your Temple Church.
Dorothy was married to George Bell in 1966 and from their union they had two children Ronald and William Bell.
Although Dorothy did not finish high school she always stressed the importance of an education to her children. In 1989 she received her GED.
Her Christian upbringing, loving spirit, and caring ways were ever present in her life, so much so, that when another child, DeJohn Brown, came into her life she raised him from a child to a young man.
Whenever there was a gathering of family and friends at a BBQ, graduation, party or a quick visit to see her, you would see Dorothy taking pictures of everyone. No matter the event, you could be sure Dorothy had a snapshot of it.
Thoughtful, patient, compassionate, kind and thoughtful are just a few words to describe her. She was truly a saint to her sons, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, neighbors and host of other friends.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. She has left us with “words” to share for future generations x10. Her journey here may be done but
there is no doubt she’s with the father, camera in hand, saying to those who preceded her “Look this way and say cheese.” “Click.”
Dorothy is preceded in death by her siblings; David Lee Woods, Cora Lee Mitchell, Mary Jean Wheeler, Annie Mae, Sam, Ozella, Willie B, Mary Dale and Robert Lee Walker
Dorothy is survived by her sons; Ronald and William Bell, and DeJohn Brown, her granddaughters; Allison and Kylie Bell, her brothers and sisters; James Burdett, Betty Jo, James L and Annie Lee Walker, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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