Dorothy Whitehead
Saturday
28
July

Visitation at Main Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, July 28, 2018
First Baptist Church Of Clewiston
102 East Ventura Avenue
Clewiston, Florida, United States
Saturday
28
July

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, July 28, 2018
First Baptist Church Of Clewiston
102 East Ventura Avenue
Clewiston, Florida, United States

Obituary of Dorothy Whitehead

Dorothy Jackson Whitehead passed away to her heavenly home on July 25th, 2018 at Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston, Florida.  Mrs. Whitehead was born on April 19, 1929 in Greene County, Tennessee to her parents Charlie and Cora Morrison Jackson.  She was a graduate of Baileyton High School and Greeneville School of Commerce.   She married Joseph Dawson Whitehead on September 2, 1949.  The Whitehead’s moved to Johnson City where J.D. worked for the Trailways Bus Company and Dorothy was a homemaker and retired Florist.  They lived at 710 Lincoln Avenue in Johnson City. 

Mrs. Whitehead was a lifetime member of the Tennessee Parent-Teachers Association and Charter Member over fifty years of Clark Street Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Clewiston when she retired, being active in the Sunday School and Choir programs at both churches.  She and her husband retired to Clewiston, Florida in 1987.

Mrs. Whitehead is survived by her son Joe (Sassy) of Clewiston, Florida, Grandchildren Melissa Whitehead Carter (Josh), Joshua, and two Great Grandchildren, Jaxson Reid Carter (age 3) and Kaison Joe Carter (age 1), all from Clewiston, Florida.  Dorothy was also survived by her brothers Norman Jackson from Fall Branch, TN and Mike Jackson from Greeneville, TN.  She had two special loving sister in laws Mary Alice Whitehead and Alma Jackson, both from Greeneville, TN.  Dorothy had many nieces and nephews, Jan Kiker (Eric) from Greeneville, TN, Carolyn Whitehead Carrier from Bristol, TN, Keith McAmis (Leslie) From Alcoa, TN, Jason Jackson (Kristi) from Cleveland, TN, and Terry Smith (Judy) from Savannah, GA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. (2007), son Jeffrey Lynn (1972), her mother and father, 2 brothers – Paul Jackson and Alfred Jackson, 2 sisters – Ruby Smith and Billie Jo McAmis.

Mrs. Whitehead’s funeral service will be held at Morris-Baker Chapel in Johnson City on Tuesday, July 31st.  The family will receive friends from 11 AM to 12PM with a service and graveside interment at Rose Lawn Cemetery immediately following.  A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 28th at 11 AM in Clewiston, Florida at First Baptist Church.  All friends and family are welcome to attend to celebrate Mrs. Whitehead’s wonderful life! In lieu of flowers, please donate to Clark Street Baptist Church in Johnson City or First Baptist Church in Clewiston in remembrance of our beloved mother and grandmother. 

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