Dorothy Mae King

September 30, 1941 - January 17, 2020

Dorothy Mae King, 78, of Stowell, passed Friday, January 17, 2020, at Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital.

Dorothy was born on September 30, 1941, to Nellie Rigsby and Arthur Payne. She lived in Beaumont and graduated from Herbert High School in 1960. She attended Lincoln Business College in 1963 where she obtained her Business Administration certification. Dorothy worked at Gores Cleaners where she met Oscar Murry. They were united in holy matrimony in 1963 and from this union three children were born; Stephanie, Steve, and Cynthia.

Dorothy and her three children moved to Winnie, Texas, in 1979. She met Phillip King, Sr. and they were united in matrimony December 13, 1979. From this union one child was born; Ricky King. Dorothy was a Nurse’s Aide at Bayside Community Hospital in Anahuac, Texas, for three years, then worked closer to home at Winnie Community Hospital until her retirement in 2008.

Dorothy was active in church at a young age; she was a long-time member of Ebenezer Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend H.H. High. When she relocated to Winnie she joined Mt. Horeb Missionary Baptist Church where the late Reverend Perkins was pastor. She also attended St. Paul Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Allen James, Jr.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Nellie Rigsby and Arthur Payne; husband, Phillip King, Sr.; daughter, Cynthia; son-in-law, David; sister, Marion Isles; brother, James Dennis; and stepsons, George King and Kenneth King, Sr.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Stephanie Patrick and Ricky King, both of Winnie and Steve Murry (Sulena) of Beaumont; sisters, Jessie Lamb and Barbra Granger, both of Beaumont; stepchildren, Larry King (Ethel) of Missouri City, Barbra Bowden of Corsicana, Phillip King, Jr.(Jeanetta) of Houston, Debera Griffin of Maryland, Randy King (Christine) of North Carolina, Donald King and Danny King, both of Winnie; grandchildren, LaToya King-Brown (Brandon) of Beaumont, LaKendra Patrick of Winnie, Travis King (Sacreea) of Katy, Titus King (Laniz) of Killeen, Nicholas King of Fayetteville, Reva Goss, Kellie Goss (John), Brittany Murry (Tyrone), Steve Murry, Jr., Diamond Murry, Shamorrow Johnson, all of Beaumont, and Dametria Simpson of Houston; seventeen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

A gathering of Mrs. King’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with her funeral service to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 3290 West Cardinal Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.


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Mary J Ceasar

To my families always praying and trusting God to carry us through. Earth have no sorrow Heaven can't heal. Love to all.

Danny R King Sr. (Glenda)

Ms Dot you have stolen this moment for a lifetime.You have truly earn your golden wings, Fly high my beautiful Queen.Rest easy until we meet again

Brenda Gibbons

Prayers for the family!!

Maggie King

Praying for the King Family.May God continue to bless y'all with mercy,grace,and peace.

Elizabeth Hillyer

Sending prayers to all of her family. I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Dot many years ago at the Winnie Hospital. You could not have asked for a more dedicated caring employee.. She took pride in her job and it showed in the care that she gave to the patients. It is a true blessing to have know her . She has a heart of gold. I will truly miss her.

Linda Mcknight

Stephanie, you and your family are all in my prayers.

Virtue Alexander

Rest in Heaven Mrs. King. Cynthia and her family and mine all went to church together. Praying for the family.

Donnie Tyson

Thanks to you and your family, you always thought of others instead of yourself, very few people do that today,thanks for love and memories you left us and the lessons of life