Dorothy J. Burtley Lansing Our beloved mother went to join her mother, Juanita Burtley, in the garden of Heaven on November 27, 2012. Mom was born June 23, 1943 in Arkansas, and later moved to Michigan in the 1950's. She retired from the Country Club of Lansing after 35 years. Mom enjoyed her many trips to the casino and was an avid "Card Shark", especially playing Poker and Tunk with her "Card Buddies". She also enjoyed cooking, being "Boss Lady", and was a big fan of her Detroit Tigers, Lions and Tiger Woods. Family was very important to mom, as were family dinners, Holiday get togethers, and spectating her family at softball, basketball and other sporting events. Her host of grandchildren and great grandchildren were very dear to her. Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving mother, grandmother Rosie Lee-Boyd and her brother Edward Coleman. She is survived by her loving children Patricia Ann (Booker) Jones, Edwin (Teresa) Burtley, Phillip Burtley (Chris), Launita Burtley (Linda), Shelia Burtley and Leola Burtley, all of Lansing. She is also survived by her sister Leoma Foster Smith , 3 brothers John (Ernestine) Williams, Orlando Bardwell, Freddie (Cindy) Burtley Jr., and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom will miss her dearly. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI. The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service. Special thanks for the care provided by Grace of Hospice and the Okemos Health and Rehabilitation Center. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 30, 2012