Dorothy M.J. Alston, age 86, of Painesville, passed away June 28, 2014 at her residence with her family by her side.
She was born September 6, 1927 in Ethel, Mississippi.
Mrs. Alston had been employed at Painesville Lanes for several years and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Painesville.
She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking and gardening.
Survivors include her children, Annie Marie Gibson, Barbara (Lee) Allen, Jerlean Williams, Pat (Otis) Murrell, Beatrice (Gerald) James, Lawrence Alston and Ellen Gilmore; 19 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lymell Alston, daughter, Lillie Mitchell; parents, Robert and Annabelle Haynes; brother, Curtis Haynes; sisters, Emma Stewart and Clara Mae Alston.
Funeral service will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at New Hope Baptist Church, 428 West Jackson St., Painesville. Rev Vincent Miller will officiate.
Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Painesville.
Contributions may be made to the
, 4500 Rockside Rd. Suite 440, Independence, OH, 44131.
Arrangements entrusted to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mentor.
Offer condolences and send flowers at www.brunners.com
Published in www.News-Herald.com on July 3, 2014
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