Dorothy Lene Benson-Brown
1937 - 2018
BORN
1937
DIED
2018
FUNERAL HOME
Memory Gardens Funeral Home
8200 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX
Dorothy Lene Benson - Brown

Corpus Christi, TX

Dorothy Lene Benson-Brown was born in Limestone County, Texas in 1937 to Ethel Lena Palmer and Isaac Heron Madison. She grew up as a child in Mexia, Texas and moved with her family to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1939. She finished school at Solomon Melvin Coles in 1955.

Dorothy grew up attending St. Paul United Methodist Church and gave her life to Christ as a young teenager. In 1984, Dorothy became a member of St. John Baptist Church where she served as member of many ministries.

Dorothy attended Del Mar College where she earned Associates degrees in Communication and Early Childhood Education. She furthered her education by attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and earned a Bachelor's degree in 1984 in Communication and a Master's degree in 1989 in Curriculum Instruction.

She founded Black Awareness Days and brought the celebration of Juneteenth back to South Texas from 1975 until 1985, Dorothy became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1985.

Surviving Dorothy are her brothers Claudell and Waunell Madison (Mae) and her sister Apostle Fannie M. Wallace (William), her daughter Windolyn Evon Lott English, son Rodney M. Lott (Cheryl) and daughter Thea L. Cain (Odes). Her grandchildren Baron C.R. Lott, Jr., Julia Graham, Crystal English Roberts(Andy), Troy D. Lott(Amanda), Christina Lott Newton (Roy), Tarah Cain and Micah Cain. She also leaves behind ten great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and family members.

Visitation will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with The Omega Omega ceremony to take place at 7:00 p.m. that same evening.

Funeral Service will be held at St. John Baptist Church on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with entombment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

To offer your condolences visit www.memorygardensfuneralhome.com
Published by Corpus-Christi Caller-Times on May 24, 2018.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
25
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Memory Gardens Funeral Home
8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX
May
26
Funeral service
10:00a.m.
St. John Baptist Church
TX
May
26
Entombment
Memory Gardens Cemetery
TX
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My mother was asking about Ms. Dorothy and I had to remind her that she crossed over and so she wanted me to send condolences to the entire Benson-Brown family-again.

God Bless!

The Walker Family
June 6, 2018
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time to comfort you and give you strength.
C K
May 30, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God continue to bless your family.

Yvonne Proctor
Dallas, TX
May 27, 2018
Allen and Beathana Campbell and Palmer sisters

Sending our deepest condolences.

Yours in Christ
May 25, 2018
To the family:

May our Lord bless and comfort you during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences; you are in my prayers.
Sally Southall-Mitchell
May 24, 2018
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Annie Horne
May 24, 2018
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