Dorothy Mae Looney

Born: Mon., Jul. 13, 1936
Died: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Etowah Chapel

Homegoing Service

11:00 AM Wed., Feb. 27, 2019
Location: Sweet Home United Methodist Church

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Dorothy Looney was born on July 13, 1936 to the late Paul Draper and Domie L. Johnson. Born and raised in Talucha Alabama, she maintained a close and loving relationship with her one and only sister Ollie Thomas.

She accepted Christ at an early age, and upon her move to Gadsden, Alabama she joined Sweet Home United Methodist Church. It was here where she served as a Sunday school teacher, a steward, director of the youth group, and participated in various women groups.

In 1963, Dorothy gave birth to her one and only daughter, Sonya, whom was dear to her heart. She also shared special bonds with her nieces and nephews; and loved them as children of her own.

Her hobbies included sewing, playing bingo, watching sports, and a library book club. She was also devoted to regularly attending bible study and cooking delicious dishes and desserts for anyone who asked.

Dorothy was known as a sweet and mild mannered woman. Her final years were filled with friends and family as well as much time spent with her great grandchildren who adored her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Ollie Thomas, and great-granddaughter Jade Howard.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her daughter, Sonya (Russell) Rivers, Nashville, TN; three granddaughters, Brandi Rivers, Cierra (Joshua) Howard, Jessica (Garland) Brooks; five great grandchildren, Jevon, Keziah, Christian, Kamryn, Ava, Garland Jr.; special brother- in- law, Murdies Thomas, Gadsden, Al;  three nephews, Larry (Sarah) Thomas, Vincent Thomas, Brandon Thomas; sixnieces, Michelle (Fred) Hollis, Lisa (Lorenzo) Pearsall, Renae (Larue) Watkins, Kim (Carlos) Simon, Jennifer Thomas, Tiffany (Chauncey) Thornton; special cousins Idella Chatman, Molly Steward, many other great-nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Celebration of Life will be 11:00a.m.  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Sweet Home United Methodist Church, Gadsden, AL.,  Rev. Michael Robertson, officiating. Interment will follow at Lincoln Hill Cemetery. Viewing will be Tuesday, February 26th, 6-7p.m. at the chapel.

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Pamela Kirkpatrick Luker
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
So sorry to hear of the passing of this sweet angel. May God be with you at this difficult time. Prayers for Sonya and the entire family

April Young
   Posted Mon February 25, 2019

GARDEN PATH was sent by Harding Mall Family .

Ms.Looney is with Ms. Rivers, watching over, expecting all to do there best. When you feel that rain drop fall on you, that's your Mom letting you know I'm here. That sun shinning extra bright, it's meant just for you all to know, I'm still here and watching. We love you Sonya and her family!

Tresea Williams
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
Prayers for you Sonya and your family. Mrs. Dot will be greatly Missed. Love you all Tresea and David Williams

Darlene Pearsall
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
Too the Thomas Family(Lisa Thomas Pearsall) Sending sincere condolences for your loss of your aunt...may Jehovah sustain you at this difficult time... Love you much my beautiful sister.

Mary Penn
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019

May these words comfort you on the loss of your mother. I will always remember her sweet smile and beautiful nature. Please know that we share in your grief and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Tommy &Charlotte Sutton
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Just look to the hills which cometh our help,all of our help comes from the LORD,which made the Heavens and the Earth!!Psalms 121:

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