Dorothy Joseph Sherman
1950 - 2021
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Dorothy (Puddin) Joseph Sherman entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 31, 2021 surrounded by her devoted husband and close family. Dorothy was born on November 18, 1950 to the union of Paul Joseph and Dorothy Taylor Joseph. She accepted the Lord and was baptized at an early age at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in New Orleans and continued her spiritual journey at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church here in Reserve, Louisiana. Dorothy was an independent seamstress/tailor. To call her a seamstress is an understatement, she was an artist! Dorothy would buy sheets and other fabrics to create her own line of dolls called "Bag Lady" which were not only stylish but useful for storing plastic grocery bags. Her good eye and hand coordination and the right tool, "her sewing machine", made her a sewing Picasso! Dorothy spent many hours of her day sewing and tailoring clothing to fit all body forms, making alterations; repairing zippers and hemlines. She could design clothing with or without a pattern, whether it was designing clothing, making handbags from cardboard boxes, or covering shoes to coordinate with your outfit, Dorothy was indeed a whiz with a needle and thread. Rest peacefully, Lil Picasso. Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Howard Sherman; daughter, Tokiwa Milton and family; stepdaughter, Kiersten Sherman; two aunts, Gloria Taylor Thomas and Millie Parker; and the Rhea family, along with a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy Taylor Joseph and Paul Joseph. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church from 8:45 am until the Mass of Christian Burial for 10:00 am in Reserve. Burial to follow at Providence Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Metairie. Services entrusted to the Baloney Funeral Home LLC, 1905 W. Airline Hwy, LaPlace, Louisiana, (985) 224-8460. www.baloneyfuneralhome.com




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Published in The Times-Picayune from Jun. 8 to Jun. 10, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUN
10
Visitation
08:45 - 10:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
JUN
10
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
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June 12, 2021
Gone but not forgotten
Ceasar Elloie
Family
June 10, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Cousin Jo Ann
Jo Ann Rubit
June 9, 2021
Rest In Peace, Mrs.Sherman. God bless Mr. Sherman praying for you always
Jay
Friend
June 9, 2021
I thank you for the kindness you showed me as you opened your heart and home to me.
Showing me another side of life and how to be okay with being me.
By being yourself and living life on your terms and making your own way!
Things I learned from my time with you I carry everyday.
Being an example, enjoying life, and helping other right up until the end.
Finding your true Love after 50 and remaining a great wife, niece, cousin and friend!
Love, Kim
Kim DéDé
Family
June 9, 2021
Although I did not know Dorothy very well, The spoken words and care shown to her by my “Lil brother” Howard and daughter spoke volumes. Rest in your earned peace dear lady; truly a “seam” well done
Clarence Landrum
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