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In Loving Memory of Dorothy J. Durant

Dorothy was born on January 23, 1935, and passed away on March 17, 2023. She was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, where she met and married Homer Durant on December 31, 1953. but she lived most of her life in Seattle, Washington with her husband, Homer Durant. She was deeply loved by her family and friends, who will miss her dearly. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on May 26, 1973. She was a faithful sister for just under 50 years and was a cherished member of the Columbia Park Congregation, which eventually merged with and became the Yesler Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses. In her early years, she pioneered the Christian ministry by sharing the “Good News of God's Kingdom.” That was very important to her. Her volunteer service will never be forgotten by Jehovah, who also loves her dearly. When she became a baptized sister, she loved the full-time pioneer ministry, which she accomplished with many of her friends. In her final years, she attended the Yesler Congregation in person until the pandemic and then she attended her meetings by listening in via telephone, which she enjoyed immensely. Her family would say how much she loved reading the Watchtower and Awake magazines, and then sharing different stories that she found interesting with her family and everyone she met. She survived her husband Homer Durant whom she loved going fishing and camping together, along with her children and eventually her grandchildren. Her large immediate family consisted of 11 brothers and sisters. They are 6 sisters (Lydia, Martha Lee, Genevie, Theta, Rose, and Mildred) and 5 brothers (Henry, Jr., Arvin, Lonnie, James, and Howard, Sr.). Dorothy had eight children of her own (Homer, Eva, Beatrice, Dorothy A., Loddie, Steven, Frankie, and Isiah). She also left behind nieces and nephews, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren. There was no day that passed without being with her family, whether it was walking to the store or volunteering at the local food bank to help feed her community. She was an excellent cook and used to can jellies and jams. She was the finest example of kindness and love. She shared everything with her family. She also loved flowers; purple was her favorite color. And had a love for blues music…B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and many other blues artists…the list is long. She would surround herself with the things and people she loved. She would go to the salon every two weeks without exception. The personal appearance was important to her. She grew her own gardens to grow beautiful flowers and she shared those with her family and friends, all while raising her grandchildren. In her later years, she spent time doing a great deal of reading and studying, as well as doing crossword puzzles, which she loved. They helped keep her mind sharp up until her last days. And oh, how sharp she was. She will be dearly missed. Her services will be held at the Yesler Kingdom Hall, Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 1:00 PM located at 812 Davis Place S, Seattle, WA 98144. Repass at: Titlow Lodge, 8425 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98465 at 3:00 PM

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