Dorothy's Story

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Dorothy Phyllis Johnson (Perkins) was born in Jasper, Fla. to James Willie and Ollie Mae Perkins. She was a resident of Mt. Dora, Fla. when she passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016 at the age of 88. She moved to Maryland in 1946 when she married her husband George F. Jones, who preceded her in death. She lived most of her adult life in Maryland; although Jasper was always in her heart, returning to Florida in 2014. She worked for Anne Arundel County as a teacher's aide and secretary for the Mental Health Clinic until she retired. Dorothy was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Maryland and was very involved in church activities. She was a devout Christian and her religion and bible study were very important to her. She loved family, traveling, the outdoors and swimming. She enjoyed crafts, reading and selling Avon.
She was preceded in death by her second husband of 36 years, Thomas K. Johnson, her parents and her sisters, Catherine Marcile, Anna Ruth, Mary Nell and Gwendolyn.
Dorothy is lovingly remembered and will be deeply missed by her daughters, Dorothy A. Moore (Douglas) of Leesburg, Fla.; Deborah L. Seward (Mark) of Ft. Ashby, W.Va.; her son, George Alan Jones of Catonsville, Maryland; brothers, Alfred B. Perkins (Elvia) of Jacksonville, Fla., Raymond C. Perkins of Newport News; Va. (since deceased) and sister Joyce P. Snow of Chester, Md.; grandchildren Kristy and Scott Moore, Lauren and Harrison Seward and great grandchildren, Tyler Moore, Kalli and Renee Weaver; an Uncle William S.Mitchell III; an aunt Nora Evelyn Stafford; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be conducted on July 2 at 9:30 a.m., with visitation at 9 a.m. at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home in Jasper, Fla.
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, Fla. is in charge of arrangements.
Published on June 14, 2016
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