Dorothy F. Cotton

Jun 9, 1930 – Jun 10, 2018 (Age 88)


Dorothy F. Cotton of Ithaca, NY, one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s, closest aides, died Sunday, June 10, 2018. She was 88.In Atlanta, Cotton is remembered for her role at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, established by King. She was the SCLC national director of education from 1963...

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Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. May the family have peace and comfort that only God can give.

With deepest condolences to my cousin.

I miss you Dorothy. Ms. Cotton was my friend, colleague, mentor, supervisor at Cornell University and the one who signed my wedding certificate when I married at Sage Chapel at Cornell University. I will miss Dorothy, however, I know you will live on in my heart and I will continue to share you with others at every opportunity.
I remain, you sincere friend.
Dr. Heemanshu M. Bhagat

With our condolences,thoughts and prayers with love.
your cousins
Janice Ridley Harkins
Keith Ridley IV
The Moorefield Family

To the family and friends of Ms Cotton
May you have comfort in knowing that her strides for human equality during an era of much unrest and stife has lead to some benefits for us today. And the hope of peace for all will soon be a reality. Acts 10:34, Psalms 72:7,

My thoughts and prayers are with Dorothy Cotton's family during this difficult time. I hope that promise in 1 Thessalonains 4:14 can bring comfort in the days to come.

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for her contribution to history.
May you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.
(Psalms 86:17)

Aunt Dorothy was an inspiration to me. As a child one of my favorite things was to hear her sing when she was busy doing other things. I watched her and my uncle George Cotton together and it made me smile.

One of the reason, I am the woman I am today is because Aunt Dorothy showed me what "A Woman of Change Can Be" once she makes up her mind to make a difference.

I love you Aunt Dorothy. Thank you for showing me who I am. I will miss your dearly.

In loving memory of a great mentor and inspiration.