Bonnie “Nan” Elizabeth Howell Dotson, born November 19, 1922, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 18, 2011, after a lengthy illness at her home in Gray.
She was a native of Sullivan County and lived most of her life in Washington County. She was a daughter of the late Walter and Leota Howell.
She was a devoted Christian and studied her Bible daily. Mrs. Dotson was a member of the 2nd Baptist Church in Jonesborough. Not only was she a devoted Christian, but she was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She not only raised her only son but also her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, James Wesley Dotson; and her son, James Douglas Dotson.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Mitchell R. Dotson and his wife, Kasey, of Port Hueneme, CA, and his children, Douglas and Caitlin, Michelle R. Hensley, of Gray, and her children, Catherine, David and Abigail, Tiffany D. Hensley, of Gray, and her children, Jacob Painter and Shelly Mowdy; her sisters, Lillie Mae Overbay, of Kingsport, and Dorothy Talley, of Piney Flats; and one brother, James Howell, of Washington D.C.
She will be greatly missed by the many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends that loved her.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday from the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. A procession will leave for the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday from Morris-Baker.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Monday.
Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City. 423-282-1521