On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, our beloved Dorothy Mae (Brown) Addie was called home to be with the Lord. She was born in Akron, Ohio on July 2, 1929. Dorothy was the second oldest of six children, born to Homer William Brown Sr. and Mary Bedell Brown. Dorothy embraced caregiving as a lifelong career retiring from St. Edwards Nursing Home. She provided love and structure to those around her, often cooking and opening her home to family and friends. Dorothy led a very active life, enjoying rolling skating in her younger years and walks around parks or local tracks with her grandchildren and friends.
Dorothy loved the Lord dearly and was devoted to her relationship and walk with Him. A true Missionary, she served as a member of the Greater Peace Baptist Church in Akron for many years, and as the Matriarch of the Brown family, she sowed many seeds in her family. Mother Dorothy also sowed seeds in the community using much of her free time to visit, pray and lay hands on the sick and shut-in. She was a prayer warrior and spent countless hours on local and national prayer lines, particularly with her Sister- in-Love Mother Kathleen Brown. Mother Dorothy introduced nightly prayer circles to her great-grandchildren whom she loved very much, She was known as a true saint who prayed and fasted as she touched many lives. In recent years, her health prevented her from attending church and visiting others, but she found a resting place in New Millennium House of Prayer and partnered with them to reach the loss, to heal the sick and to make disciples for Jesus.
As we celebrate Dorothy for her professional and spiritual leadership, let us always remember the profound impact of her service. May her vision and dedication to God continue to inspire us all. Dorothy is survived by two sons, Robert Bable and Greg Addie; grandchildren whom she raised as son and daughter, Anthony and Kim Bable; three grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great grandchildren; her sister, Dolores McClarty and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends. Preceding Dorothy in death is her son, David, daughter, Beverly (Diane); great-grandson, Jerome, and brothers John, Floyd, Homer and Donald.