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Ruthie Mae Dotson

March 1, 1930 May 11, 2018
Ruthie Mae Dotson
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Obituary for Ruthie Mae Dotson

Ruthie Mae Oglesby was born on March 1, 1930, in LaGrange, in Colorado County, Texas. She was the second youngest of four children born to the late Robert Oglesby and Rosetta Downey Oglesby.

She attended Austin County High.

Ruthie joined The Church of the Living God at a young age where she remained a faithful member until her health fail. She was also a life one member of the Eastern Star to Court of Calanthe # 148

She was a cook at many of the area restaurants and a successful manager of the Sycamore Inn in Sealy, Texas.

Ruthie supported the East Side Foundation and was involved in other activities in the community. She loved to play dominos, bingo, traveling, watching her soap operas, game shows and her western movies. Ruthie favorite dish was fried chicken and Dr. Pepper.

She also enjoyed visits from her step-grandsons, Shelton, III and Phillip during the summer months. Ruthie loved to dress and wear her hats and jewelry wherever she went. One of her favorite saying was “ that you buy clothes to wear not to keep in the closet”. And she did not mind telling you what was on her mind.

In 1958, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Shelton William Dotson Sr. No children were blessed in this union.

In addition to her parents, husband, daughter (Helen Ruth McDonald), three sisters, (Vernell Thomas, Bernice Gonzales, Birdie Miller) and six brothers, (Raymond Glenn, Eddie Glenn, Lee George Glenn, Lee Porter Blackmon, Henry Blackmon, and Robert Blackmon) preceded her in death.

Those left to cherish memories of her are her sister, Ella Glenn, brother, Loyd Glenn (Gloria Glenn), stepsons; Shelton W. Dotson, Jr., (Thelma), Houston, Texas and Alvin S. Dotson, Sr., ( Marilyn), Lancaster, Texas; four step-grandsons; Shelton W. Dotson, III, Phillip Sheffield, Arlo Dotson, Alvin Dotson, II, one, step-granddaughter, Alvinette D. Dotson, a special niece, Patricia Joiner, a goddaughter, Vanessa Flores and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends who will remember her joy for life.


Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 A.M.
Prairie View AME
5601 Fannin Street
San Felipe, Texas 77473


Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 AM To 10:45 AM
Prairie View AME
5601 Fannin Street
San Felipe, Texas 77473


Dotson Cemetery
Old San Felipe Road
Sealy, Texas 77474

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