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.