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Dorothy Johnson

Dorothy Lee Johnson (Dilldine)

Thursday, June 26th, 1947 - Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Dorothy Lee Johnson, age 71 of McMinnville, Tennessee passed from this life on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville, Tennessee.

Dorothy was born Thursday, June 26, 1947 in High Point, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late James Dilldine and the late Elizabeth Henly Dilldine.

Dorothy was a home maker and a loving wife for 52 years also a factory worker with A.O. Smith for 13 years.

She was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in McMinnville, TN.

Dorothy is survived by her:
2 sons - Eddie C. Johnson, Jr. of McMinnville, TN
Jimmy Johnson and wife Bonnie of Whigham, GA
sister - Betty Sue Johnson and husband Kenneth of McMinnville, TN
9 grandchildren - Aysha Cagle, Kalana Johnson, Galen Johnson, Kelcey Johnson, Myra Johnson, Phillip Evans, Tiffany Evans, Alexis Johnson, Ashley Gooch, and many great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Eddie C. Johnson, four brothers David Dilldine, Johnny Dilldine, Billy Dilldine, and Douglas Dilldine, sister Sylvia Dilldine, and a son Jerry Johnson.

Memorial service will be held at Faith Missionary Baptist Church at 2 PM Saturday, February 9, 2019. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 PM at the Church.

Interment will be in Horton Springs Cemetery at a later date.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Faith Missionary Baptist Church
    111 River Dr.
    McMinnville, TN 37110
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 2:00pm
    Faith Missionary Baptist Church
    111 River Dr.
    McMinnville, TN 37110
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  • Interment

    Final Care Cremation Services
    1694 Smithville Hwy.
    Sparta, TN 38583
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jack jackson

Posted at 07:58pm
dot sorry to see you go but i know you are with eddie in heaven,love jack,praying for your famigly


Posted at 07:58pm
Dorothy was my mother in law and taught me many things in life. She helped me with my daughter's and she will never be forgotten. We love you Nannie Dot.

Shelia Osment Hillis

Posted at 09:44am
A wonderful wife, mother and friend. I grew up with Eddie and Jimmy, And Ms. Dot helped me through a lot and never judged. Fly high and hold your precious son. I love you and you will be missed. God Bless and be with Eddie and Jimmy. I love you both.


Posted at 02:35pm
I love you. Bonnie

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