Funeral services for Dorothy Ruth Goolsby, 80, of Edgewood, TX, are scheduled for Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at Lakeside Baptist Church in Canton. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas at 3:00 PM. Services are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.
Dorothy passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, in Tyler, TX.
Dorothy Ruth Jones was born on August 4, 1940, in Dixie, OK, to parents James Roy Jones and Allie Belle Marion Jones. She was raised in Arizona in her youth and lived in many places all over the country. Dorothy later graduated from Sanger High School in Texas. She married Jerry Goolsby on February 18, 1961. Dorothy worked for Dallas Power & Light for a short while. She then became a homemaker and they made their home in Dallas while raising their children. Dorothy was a longtime member and volunteer at Grace Temple Baptist Church. Upon retirement she joined Lakeside Baptist Church in Canton. Dorothy was an avid painter. She loved spending time with her family and friends, volunteering at her church and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Belle Jones and her infant daughter, Sherry Goolsby.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Jerry Goolsby of Edgewood, TX; daughter, Susan Teggatz of McKinney, TX; brothers, Jim Jones and wife, June of Edgewood, TX, and Wayne Jones and wife, Jan of Port Orange, FL; grandchildren, Haley Hancock and husband, Jarett of Frisco, TX, and Matthew Teggatz of Allen, TX.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Edgewood.
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