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Dorothy Williams Ray Britt

Minter City - Dorothy Williams Ray Britt, age 84, of Minter City, MS passed away on Friday January 08, 2016 at the Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.
Visitation will be held Sunday January 10, 2016 from 5:00 PM to7:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Monday January 11, 2016 in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville, MS. Reverend Robert Rawson will officiate the service.

Dorothy affectionately known as "Granny" was born on March 29, 1931 to Oscar C. and Laura (O'Brian) Williams in Maben, MS. She moved to Ruleville, MS early in life. She graduated from Ruleville High School. Dorothy married John Starnes Ray in 1949. She had worked as a secretary for North Sunflower Academy from its inception until her retirement in 1982. In 1985 she married Arwood Britt, Sr. Dorothy was a member of the Ruleville Church of Christ. Dorothy was a wonderful cook, an avid reader and an expert fisher-woman. She was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Laura Williams, husbands John Starnes Ray and Arwood Britt, Sr., brother Sonny Williams and a sister Barbara "Nell" Gatlin.
Dorothy is survived by Daughter, Cindy Ray (Dr. Michael) Massey of Anchorage, AK. Daughter, Nancy Ray (Mickey) Sellers of Gunnison, MS. Sister, Sylvia (Charles) Rigsby of Watertown, TN. Brother, Bill (Becky) Williams of Ripley, TN. Step-daughter, Ellen Britt Lamb of Brandon, MS. Step-daughter, Cookie Britt (Billy) Harper of Meridian, MS. Step-son, Arwood (Patty) Britt, Jr. of Malena, GA. Grandchildren; John (Jesseca) Sellers, Steven (Alicia) Sellers, Molly Massey (Phillip) VanderWeit, Patrick Massey, Lisa (Rob) Shaw and Michael Massey, II. Great grandchildren; Sophia Kate Sellers, Jordan Sellers, Henry Shaw and Harrison Shaw. 9 step-grandchildren and 14 great step-grandchildren. She also leaves her beloved canine companion "Pup" and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Mickey Sellers, Michael Massey, John Sellers, Steven Sellers, Joe Glen Sellers and Will Rooker. Honorary pallbearer is Eddie Parrish.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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I have wonderful fun memories of Ms Ray when I would go home on the bus with my good friend Cindy..She was truly a lady and a sweet person. I send my prayers to Cindy and Nancy for their strength with the passing of their beloved mother and to all the rest of the families. May She rest in peace.Carmena Boyles Dimitratos

Carmena - January 13 at 11:39 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Betsy Weidenhammer lit a candle in memory of Dorothy Williams Ray Britt

Betsy Weidenhammer - January 12 at 03:49 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sending prayers from Cedar Bluff, Ms. from my parents Neal and Margie Williams. My dad asked me to do this and print the Obituary offline. We just found out a little bit ago, and He said to let y'all know we are thinking of you all at this time. Sincerely, Lee Ann W. Turk

Lee Ann W. Turk - January 11 at 09:00 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Aunt Dot, May God have a smile as you walk into his Heavens door and Maw, Paw, your mom, Uncle John and Mr. Britt stand there to welcome you home! I love you dearly and will forever miss you! I will look forward to our next meeting!

James Childress - January 11 at 05:50 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I remember working with Mrs. Britt at Jitney Jungle years ago when she was a cashier. A very nice lady. RIP MRS. Britt.

Chris Balducci - January 11 at 02:27 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Doris Yanas-House and Family purchased the Beautiful in Blue for the family of Dorothy Williams Ray Britt.

Doris Yanas-House and Family - January 11 at 12:29 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Dorothy Williams Ray Britt.

January 10 at 09:15 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I shall always remember her wonderful dressing. She was a great woman.

Kay Campbell - January 10 at 08:17 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Cleveland Funeral Home - January 10 at 01:44 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Magnificent Life Spray was purchased for the family of Dorothy Williams Ray Britt.

January 09 at 01:49 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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