Dorothy Wilson, age 87, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Cleveland, OH (63 years), peacefully passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Westminster-Thurber long-term care in Columbus, OH. The sky that day was a serene blue, with remarkable clusters of crisp white clouds.
Dorothy was born to the late Walter and Iola Melton on October 9, 1930. Dorothy attended Rosedale Public High School before attending Mills College in Birmingham, AL. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; and a Federal employee who retired after 31 years of service. Dorothy was a faithful 60+ year member of the University Church of Christ/Church of Christ on the Blvd, in Cleveland, OH.
Dorothy is predeceased by her parents, Walter and Iola Melton, and her late husband of 36 years, Cleveland Wilson, of Cleveland, OH; and by her sister Mattie (James) Morris of Milwaukee, WI. Dorothy is survived by her 3 children, Joan Otler and Joyce Otler of Columbus, OH, and Calvin Clifford Otler of Cleveland, OH; her grandson Brian Otler (Ashley) of Columbus, OH; granddaughter Jasmine (Jermaine) Justice and 3 great-grandchildren of Cleveland, OH; nieces Edie Caldwell of Las Vegas, NV, and Judy Caldwell of Vallejo, CA, nephews Clarence Caldwell of Palm Springs, CA, and Timothy Morris of Las Vegas, NV; great-niece Shannon Shank of Los Angeles, CA; great-nephew Jimo Harden of Las Vegas, NV; first cousin, Louise Malone, of Birmingham, AL; second cousins Wilfred (Elaine) Malone, of Cleveland, OH, and Lynne Malone, of Atlanta, GA, and Gary Malone of Birmingham, AL, Paul Malone of Akron, OH, and Saundra McKinney of Cleveland, OH; and a number of other loving relatives and close friends.
Private cremation services were held at Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service at 229 E. State St., Columbus, OH. The family wishes to thank all those who have extended emotional, spiritual, and palliative support for Dorothy during her final days.
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