Dorothy Faye Black Kersey Jarrell of Dexter, daughter of the late Ulysses and Cora Francis Black, was born on May 9, 1926 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas and passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on October 11, 2018, at the age of 92 years 5 months and 2 days.
Dorothy had lived in Cardwell,,Bloomfield and moved to Dexter in 1948. She had worked for Elders Manufacturing and attended the Dexter Church of Christ. She enjoyed her roses and vegetable gardening.
Surviving are one daughter, Loretta Mitchell of Sherwood, Arkansas; three sons, Terry Jarrell of Glendale, Arizona, Ed Kersey of Springfield, Missouri, Wayne Kersey of Dexter, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and one sister, Shelby Sadler of Bloomfield. Other relative and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Johnny and Chris Black; and five sisters, Ella Sue Hicks, Lona Mae Black, Lillie Mae Landers, Betty Lois Black and Beulah Jarrell.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Tom Jarrell of Bloomfield, Missouri officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter, with Watkins & Sons Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.