Dorothy Jane Elliot "Dot" Mears

January 03, 1927 - January 08, 2018

Dorothy Mears

Dorothy Jane Elliot “Dot” Mears passed away at her home in Port Arthur, on January 8, 2018, at the age of 91.

Dot was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on January 3, 1927. She graduated from Ouachita High School in Monroe, Louisiana at age 15. She attended Northeast Louisiana Business College and worked as a bookkeeper.

Dot married Jim Mears on October 9, 1946. They were married for forty-nine years, prior to Jim’s passing in 1996.

Dot loved to sew and was an avid book reader. She worked as a volunteer at the United Board of Missions in Port Arthur for over thirty years.

Dot is preceded in death by her husband, James A. “Jim” Mears; parents, Thomas H. Elliot and Sallie B. Roberts Elliot; sister, Stella Elaine Watson; nephews, Keith Watson and Cale Ferguson; and niece, Cynthia Malone.

Survivors include her son, Thomas A. “Tom” Mears and his wife, Maria M., of Port Arthur; daughter, Sally E. “Rusty” Harper; son-in-law, Jerry D. Harper of Tyler; grandson, James M. “Jimmy” Mears and his wife, Tiffany, of Groves; granddaughters, Melissa Mears of Lumberton and Hope Harper Karr and her husband, Stan, of West Monroe, Louisiana; great-grandchildren, Dalton Mears-Tomplait, Jolie Garcia, Weston Mears, Tyler Evans, and Allison Evans; great-great-grandson, Kasyn Evans; sister, Sally Ferguson of The Villages, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Sunshine Briggs who showed an abundance of Christian love and compassion to Dot and her family. Gratitude is also extended to the staff of Kindred Hospice.

A gathering of Mrs. Mears’ family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland, with Chaplain Russell Willis officiating. A graveside service for Mrs. Mears’ will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, 623 US-80 Monroe, Louisiana.

A Gathering of Mrs. Mears' Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, January 11, 2018
1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, January 11, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Graveside Service
Madisonville Funeral Home
1511 E. Main Street Madisonville, TX 77864
Saturday, January 13, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Madeley Cemetery
Madeley Conroe, TX 77305

Comments (2)

  • NL

    05 July 2018 at 21:52 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • David Bates

    09 March 2018 at 13:05 | #

    To the entire Mears family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Mears. She was such a great lady and a pleasure to be around. Never had a bad thing to say about anybody or anything, what a great gift she had. I will always remember those great days in Monroe at the Mears house and all the things that we did. Please know that Mrs. Mears will be in my thoughts each and every day. She is gone but she will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences.
    David Bates


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