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Dorothy P. (Washington) Brown

March 17, 1931 ~ January 30, 2022

Dorothy P. (Washington) Brown born on March 17, 1931 in Omaha Nebraska to the union of Julius and Grace (O'Neal)Washington. She was one of seven siblings. She attended Omaha public schools, Howard Kennedy Elementary and Technical High School.

At the age of 17, Dorothy symbolized her dedication to Jehovah and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnessess

In 1954 she married William L. Brown and from that union five children were born Belinda, Michael, Rodney, Cianthe’ and James. She was also mother to two of her grandchildren Attiyya and Nyerere whom she helped raise following the death of their mother, Belinda.

Mrs. Brown worked for Seattle Public Schools for 35 1/2 years as a para professional, she retired in 2003 from Highpoint Elementary where she worked for 11 years. She previously worked at Fairmount Park for 20 years, Wilson Middle School and Smitz Park Elementary.

She moved with her 5 children to High Point Projects in December 1964, she lived there until May of 1971. She has many fond memories of Highpoint. Everyone helped each other! We were like one big family. Many friends she made in the projects turned into lifelong friendships

Dorothy had a very generous heart and she loved to help people especially children and older ones.

She is survived by her sisters: Joyce Hardy and Bettye Phare. Her four children: Michael, Rodney, Cianthe’ and James. Eighteen grandchildren Twenty one great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, family and close friends.

She was proceeded in death by her daughter Belinda “Zenzelle” Roberson and granddaughter Leah Roberson.


Our family would like to give a special thank you to everyone who helped my mother over the years. Please reference for more information.

You can mail cards, flowers, etc. to

126 SW 148th St. Suite C100-295

Seattle, Wa 98166



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