A Celebration Of Life
"They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount
up with wings as eagles, they shall run, they shall walk, and not faint."
This article is about a former friend and classmate, Dorothy Cleo
Johnson Watkins. On December 24,2008, Dorothy passed away.
She had been ill for a long time, but was always happy with her
situation. While I visited with her on numerous occasions, found her
to be in good spirits. Dorothy was an individual who showed much
courage. When looking at the definition of courage, it means the
quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger,
and pain without fear. Even though Dorothy suffered, she was still
courageous, but did this with bravery.
Her trait of character was very strong. We as people, when are
sometimes faced with adversity want to give up, but it was a strength
for Dorothy. With all the suffering she experienced only made her
realize the many blessings she had.
If I ever looked up to someone who is considered to be a hero, then
it's Dorothy. Dorothy was a faithful member of the Fourth Avenue
Church of Chirst, Dallas, Texas. Along with her personal family,
church family, many friends, but especially me will be sorely missed.
To Dorothy, my classmate, friend, and sister in Christ, may you
sleep in peace until we meet again. Let us always remember:
"Love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud,
it is not rude, it is not easily angered, it keeps no recored
wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in faith. It
always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always
perserves. Love never fails. And now these three remain:
Fatih, hope, and charity, but the greatest of these is love."