Dorothy “Dot” or “Ollie” Mae Meyers was born on August 19, 1928 in Charleston, SC to Mrs. Ethel Simmons and Mr. Joseph Lowndes. She received her formal education from the Public School System in Charleston SC. Dorothy moved to New York City at the age of 19 after completing school, where she married her late husband Harold Meyers Sr. They united in holy matrimony on January 17, 1953.
She was a devoted wife and mother who believed in her family and family values. Dorothy opened her heart and home to many foster children over several years. Ollie enjoyed cooking, attending church, listening to gospel music, good preaching, playing cards, going to the theaters, especially Sight & Sound in Pennsylvania . Her home was the place where everyone came to eat and hang out. She enjoyed cook-outs with family and friends. Her fried chicken, red rice and potato salad with shrimp was well known and enjoyed by many..
Dot attended First Eternal Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Henry Barr in Queens, New York, which is where she accepted God’s calling to serve. Dorothy became a Deaconess and served on the Missionary Board, Deaconess Board, Pastor Aid Committee, Communion Committee. Dorothy Meyers was a faithful student of Sunday School. There have been many times when her and teacher were the only ones attending Sunday School. October 2016, Dorothy Meyers joined Mount Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Alfred Jones Jr. in Triangle, VA.
On January 26, 2017 at 12:45pm in the comfort of her home and a peaceful state of mind the Lord called home another jewel out of his Garden of Treasure. She transitioned from this mortal life into immortality where she will be with the Lord always.
Out of this union came seven (7) children: Barbara Thomas, (John); Evangelist Gwen Smith, ( Raymond); Harold Meyers Jr, (Denise); Glenn Meyers, (Donna); Keith Meyers, (Kim); Romique Meyers and Kenneth Meyers. Fourteen (14) Grandchildren: Desiree, Carissa, Chevonne, Summer, Kimberly, Tamara, Richard, Dana, Shanelle, Chantel, Kamaree, Janai and Amiera and Nineteen (19) Great Grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dorothy is survived by her sister Alberta Ferguson(St. Julian) from Chicago, IL; her uncle Ernest “Red”Frasier (Elizabeth) from Charleston, SC; her cousin Theola Jones from Charleston, SC; her cousin Erma Owens (Herbert) from New York, NY; and her Sister-in Law Louisa Meyers from the Bronx, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Meyers Sr., her sister Louise Adams and her Grand Son John Randal Thomas.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Triangle)
Thursday February 2nd, 2017
18410 Chapel Drive
Triangle, VA 2217
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