Dorothy Ann Harris Jennings  

July 13, 1933 –

Dec. 19, 2012


Dorothy Ann Harris Jennings, 79, of Waxahachie passed away Dec. 19, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family and by her loving companion for the past six years, Abby, her dog.  She was born July 13, 1933 to Oscar Price Harris and Lola “Mathis” Harris in Waxahachie.   She married Clarence Edward Jennings Sr. on Jan. 22, 1951 in Waxahachie.  

She was a long time member of Farley Street Baptist Church where she was a member of the Loyal Workers Sunday School Class and sang for many years in the church choir. She was also secretary to the late Rev. L. H. Raney at Farley Street Baptist Church. Dorothy was a 50-year plus life member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #943.

Dorothy graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1950. She worked at Burleson Honey and Dallas Power & Light before going to work for the Waxahachie ISD in August 1971. Her final positions being Business Manager from 1983-1987 and finally Internal Accountant from 1987-1993. In all, Dorothy worked at WISD for 20 years; a job she loved and was devoted to.

She was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was always there with a bright smile and a helping hand. She will be loved and missed by all.

Survivors include two sons, Clarence Edward “Eddie” Jennings Jr. and wife, Cynthia and Craig Edwin Jennings. She was affectionately known as “Mamaw” to her grandchildren, Dr. Stephanie Singleton and husband, Mark, Courtney Ten Kley and husband, Reid, Heather McCutchen and husband, Judd; great-granddaughters, Ellie and Hattie McCutchen; and great-grandson, Meson Singleton. She is also survived by her sister, Kathleen Hayes and husband, J.B.; sister-in-law, Keyna Harris; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dorothy was preceded in death by Clarence Jennings Sr.; her parents, Oscar and Lola Harris; sister, Madeline Gaither; brother, Richard “Buddy” Harris; and grandson, Clinton Edward Jennings.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.  

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at the Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Waxahachie with Brother Richard Smith and Dr. Stephanie Singleton officiating. Interment to follow at the Sardis Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Judd McCutchen, Mark Singleton, Jim Hayes, Sonny Gaither, Phillip Gaither, Darrell Gaither, Roger Wise and Johnny Bryant.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 West Main, Waxahachie, Texas. 972-937-2211.