Services for Ollie J. Thos. Dotson, 84, of Houston, TX, and formerly of Navasota were held Monday morning @ Seventh Day Adventist Church, Houston, TX, with Pastor Keith Gray, the eulogist.
Ollie Jewel was born to the union of Samuel Thomas and Christine Steed in Wellborn, Brazos Co., Tx. May 13, 1935., the eldest of four children. She was adopted in the Robinson Family as Mr. Wm. Robinson's daughter. The family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, where she attended school. Later upon returning to Texas, she attended the Stoneham community school in the Grimes Co., TX area, the Navasota Geo. Washington Carver High school and Calvert, TX High School. She also completed course study for CNA Nursing, which enabled her to manage Day Home svcs for children in Houston, TX. She also was educated in the Culinary Arts school of study.
Ollie Jewel was united in marriage to Mr. Clabe Dotson, Sr., to which union, two children, Albert and Elishi, were born.
Ollie accepted Christ at an early age in the AME Zion Church, Wellborn, TX, and under the leadership of her grandmother Pastor E. C. Steed. Later in life, she moved to Houston, TX, and attended the Walls Chapter AME Zion Church. During the early 1970's She united with the Bellfort Seventh-day Adventist Church and held offices of the Sabbath School Secretary, Head Deaconness, and Pathfinder Youth Club.
Mrs. Dotson was predeceased by her parents and children, a grandchild, and three sisters.
She leaves a legacy with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a brother, Elbert McDowell, nieces, one nephew, and other collateral relatives and friends.
Mrs. Dotson was laid to rest next to her son, Albert, in the McDonald Cemetery, 10600 FM 362, @ Hwy 105, East, Navasota, TX.
Deputy (ret) Andrew Turner, Jr.
Deputy (retired) Andrew Turner, Jr., 90 of Navasota, TX was born May 01, 1929, in Brazos Co., Bryan, TX to the parentage of Andrew, Sr & Lillie M. Sabb Turner and received his early school education in that community, as well as farming in that area.
Later in life, he moved to Grimes Co., TX, met and married the former Miss Mary jane Minor of Anderson, TX, to which union six children were born.
Mr. A. Turner, Jr. was employed @ Navasota's Triangle Grocery; Turner, Pierce Fultz Hardware, & worked as a meat processor during his lifetime.
Andrew, Jr. was the first black Policeman, in the City of Navasota Law Enforcement Dept. Upon retirement, Officer Turner joined the Grimes Co, Law Enforcement Division, and retired after 20 years of service as a Grimes Co. Sheriff's Deputy.
He received a Lifetime Achievement award, Dec. 2014, for a combined 46 yrs., in Law Enforcement.
Mr. Turner was married to the former Ms. Ruby M. Banks, to which union, one son, Philip was born, and to Mrs. Mary Smart, both of Navasota. Mr. Andrew, Jr, was predeceased by his former spouses.
A.T. enjoyed his remaining yrs., at his residence, and was provided care by his children, and Wellness provider, Larry Banks, and spouse.
Mr. Turner was also predeceased by a brother, Joe Turner, sons, Freddie and David Turner, and two great-grandchildren.
Officer Andrew Turner, Jr. was interred next to his son, David in the (Earl Frazier Section) City of Navasota Cemetery Nov. 04, 2019, with honors provided by Combined Law Enforcement of the Brazos Valley, TX & the State of TX.
Mrs. Mary Josephine Willis Edwards
September 23, 1944 ----- February 21, 2019
Mary was laid to rest next to her husband, Robert Earl Edwards, in the Earl Frazier section of the City of Navasota, Oakland Cemetery.
Sammie Lee Blackshear, Jr.
November 22, 1936 --- February 09, 2019
Sammie married Sylvesta Robinson of Grimes Co. Tx., creating a blended family of six.
Sammie was laid to rest next to his wife, in the City of Navasota (Oakland) Cemetery, Earl Frazier Section.
Jack Linney, Sr., 89, passed Jan. 14, 2019.
Jack, Sr. served his country, during the Korean Conflict, with the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Linney was cremated on the weekend of Jan. 17, 2019.