Dorothy Lee Cockrell, 77, received her reward of eternal rest on Monday, July 27, 209, at the Pflugerville Care Center.
Dorothy was born November 30, 1931, to Oscar and Ruby Harvey in Montgomery County, Texas. A resident of for over seventy years, she attended Galveston public school and was a graduate of Central High School. She was a self taught seamstress and retired from UTMB Dietary Department after 30 years of service. She professed Christ at a early age and was baptized at Progressive Baptist Church of Galveston under the leadership of Rev. Hinton and remained faithful serving as Usher until having to relocate to the Austin area due to Hurricane Ike. While there she joined the St. Mary Baptist Church in Pflugerville under the leadership of Rev. Richard Coaxum.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Benjamin Cockrell and sister: Minnie Zachary.
She leaves to cherish memories of her life, a devoted nephew: Leopold P. Toussant (Priscilla) of Austin; great nephews: Taj Toussant of Houston, TX, Chavis Toussant (Abbey) of Corpus Christi, TX, Keith Kelly; niece: Randee Kelly-Hensley both of Houston; great great nephew: LaDarian Toussant of Jacksonville FL; special friends: Dorthea Wynne, Winnie Thompson, Bishop Marie Pines, Irene Washington and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM on Friday, August 7th, followed by a service celebrating her life at 11:00 AM at West Point Baptist Church, Rev. Kerry Tillmon, Pastor; Rev. William E. Steven officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.