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Georgia M. Dozier



Visitation with the Family:
10:00 on 2017-11-20
Murfreesboro Community Church, 2555 Lascassas Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Celebration of Life:
11:00 on 2017-11-20
Murfreesboro Community Church, 2555 Lascassas Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

The Service of Committal & Interment:
14:00 on 2017-11-20
Middle TN State Veterans Cemetery

Georgia Morris Dozier was born on July 6, 1931, to the late Booker and Easter (Worsham) Riddle. She was a native of Cotton Plant, AR, resided for 58 years in the Chicago, IL area, and in 2009 relocated to Murfreesboro, TN.

Georgia received salvation at an early age at Beulah Grove Baptist Church, Howell, AR. In her adult years she was a long- time member at St. Stephens AM3 Church in Chicago, IL. She married the love her life Otis J. Dozier Sr., on November 14, 1949, and enjoyed 62 years of marriage until his death on June 30, 2012. To this union they had five sons.

Georgia was a. devoted wife, mother and friend. She demonstrated her love for God in many ways including visiting and caring for others. This love was especially exemplified in her care of her special needs son for over 55 years until her health declined. She was a wonderful cook, avid vegetable and fruit preserver and enjoyed developing specialized recipes such as cantaloupe cobbler. She never met a Stranger and loved her family. She was the matriarch, and friends and friends often gathered at her home for food and fellowship. In her school years she excelled in basketball and track and field. Her love of dancing spanned throughout her life.

Georgia was preceded m death by her parents, Booker and Easter Riddle, husband Otis J. Dozier,Sr., son Adrian Dozier, step-daughter Mildred Chapple, brother
Edream Riddle and sisters Girnetha Williams and Theodora White. She is survived by her sons Otis J. Dozier Jr. ( Murfreesboro, TN), Fenison Dozier, Sr. (Cotton Plant, AR), Bruce Dozier (Markham, IL), Brent (Doris) Dozier (Rowlette, TX), devoted daughter in law, Cassandra Dozier (McDonough, GA), sisters Claudette (Garlin) Moore (Chicago, IL), Delois Currin (Little Rock, AR), Cuemiah Jackson (Jacksonville, AR) and Earnette (Arthur) Lewis (Murfreesboro, TN), brothers Buford (Geraldine) Riddle (Chicago, IL), Wilford Riddle (Cotton Plant, AR), 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A Love Letter from Fenison Sr.
This is a special day for you Mother. I want you to know that you're in my heart and on my mind. I want to be there now to hold your hand, kiss our cheek. I thank God for Aunt and Uncle Earnette and Arthur. I thank God that you're receiving good medical attention and assisted living help provided by the TN Veterans Home. You were the greatest encounter and true love I felt from anyone. Mother, you are strong will and determined mother. You give me strength and will to keep growing stronger in my Christian faith. This I also
pray for. Mother always said, Fenison, it's not the size of the gift that makes her happy on Valentine's Day, it's the recognition/consideration. So, in remembering
Mother, I would like to wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day today.
Happy Valentine's Day..... Love You
Fenison Sr.
February 14, 2014@ 7:35am

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