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Dorothy Griffith Jackson

Dorothy Griffith Jackson, 84, of Monticello, passed away Nov. 18, 2023, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Dorothy was born Oct. 28, 1939, in Prentiss to Ethel and Louise Griffith.

A funeral service was held Nov. 22 at Wanilla Baptist Church in Monticello, with Bro. Jeff Vosbrink officiating. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy was married to her beloved husband, Richard Wayne Jackson, until his passing July 30, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Ethel and Louise Griffith; her daughter, Darlene Jackson; and son, Wayne Jackson.

She is survived by her children, Teresa Jackson, and Terry and Mark Russell. She also leaves behind grandchildren, Heather and Dusty Owens, Amanda and Shawn Davis, Lindsey and Wade Brouillette, Will and Carina Russell, Carly Jackson, and Courtney McDermit. The great-great-grandchildren are Jackson Owens, Gannon Owens, Maevi Owens, Madelyn Russell, Owen Russell, Morgan Barnes, and Eloise Anders.

Dorothy worked for many years at Kellwood in Monticello. After that, she focused on her children, grandchildren, and service to Wanilla Baptist Church. Ms. Dorothy, as everyone called her, will be greatly missed by her church family, where she will forever be remembered and loved for her service, piano playing, and devotion. Dorothy was an excellent cook, seamstress, crafter, and gardener, among other things.