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2pm Friday September 13, 2019
Oklahoma City Cremation Memorial Chapel
807 W. Wilshire Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Dorothy Jean Prentice was born on March 9, 1949 in Ben-Franklin, Texas to the the late: Ella Mae & Clint Burris and was called home on September 6, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her brothers: John Burris of Lawton, Oklahoma James Burris of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma & Gene Burris of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory: her husband Willie Prentice to whom she had been married for 23 wonderful years; children: Clint Burris of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Clerance Burris of Missoula, Montana, & Carnell Morgan of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; many grandchildren & great grandchildren; sisters: Helen Vinson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dale Hardy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; brother: Roy Burris of Houston, Texas.
Dorothy will also be missed by her nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was a free spirited woman in love with Jesus Christ! Her smile would light up a room. Her free time was spent reading the word of God and she always had a word of encouragement for everyone. Dorothy was passionate about spreading the word of God and believed everyone has a purpose in life! She also volunteered at Local food banks and Deaconess Hospital.
GOD SAW YOU GETTING TIRED!
God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped His arms around you,
And whispered, “Come unto me”.
You didn’t deserve what you went through,
And so He gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.
So when I saw you sleeping,
So peaceful and free from pain.
I could not wish you to come back,
to suffer again.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could no stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, with Amazing Grace.
Good friends, good times,
A loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me….
God wanted me now,
He set me free.
Dorothy’s favorite bible verses:
Shellie Michelle Pierce says
All my love to Dorothy’s Children and family. She was an amazing blessing to so so many. She’s home with our Father now and has left a beautiful legacy. God Bless 🙏🏽
See you again when we get there grandma. Watch over all of us. Love you.
Jenifer Robinson says
Mommas in a better place right now than she’s ever been before; All pain is gone; she’s now at rest; Nothing troubles her anymore.
It’s we who feel the burden of
Our sadness and our grief;.
We have to cry, to mourn our loss, Before we get relief.
We know we’ll reconnect with her At the end of each life’s road; We’ll see her cherished face again When we release our earthly load.
Love Lady bug and all your grannies
Gene Burris Jr says
Aunt Dorothy’s smile would light up a room! She always had something positive, spiritual and uplifting to say! She will be dearly missed.
Billy Mitchell says
Aunt Dorothy not only was she my aunt in the flesh on this side but more importantly a true sister in Christ. I will miss all the days and times that we would talk on the phone about the Good God we believed in and served. Until we meet again can’t be selfish the Lord needed His true servant back. Thank you God for the 70ty years here on this side with her.
Crystal Geiss says
Aunt Dorothy, I will always cherish the wonderful times We spent together laughing and talking about how good Our Lord is! You were always uplifting, encouraging and loving. I will miss Your warm hugs and Your beautiful smile. Love You and see You later, Job well done serving others and being so compassionate.
Rosslyn Tilly says
My sincere condolences to the Entire Family & My Dear Billy Mitchell. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
SHARON MACK says
Clarence, I am sorry to hear about your mother! Prayers to you & your family.
Sandy Neuenschwander says
Aunt Dorothy ( as everyone called her ) always made everyone feel loved and at home. We were friends for over 40 years. To her son Clarence, nephew Billy,and her entire family I am so sorry for your loss. She loved the Lord and loved to share the Gospel. She will be missed. Rest in Peace.
AnnaLeah (Brantley) Johnston says
My heart, love, and prayers go out to Clint and Clarence and all of Dorothy’s friends and family. Much Love, AnnaLeah (Brantley) Johnston
Dee Kaase says
Big mamma will be missed but I can just imagine her in her new body, laughing with Lord! Thank you so much for helping my mom raise me to be the woman I am today. I will continue to make you proud by serving the Lord. We love and miss you but we will meet again one day and I’m so looking forward to that day.
Much love, lil Dee!
Roy and Nora Sneed says
Dorothy was a Warm,Loving, Beautiful woman of God. She will be missed dearly. Love to the Family. Roy and Nora Sneed.
Larnell morgan says
I’ll love you forever, your smile, your voice I can till hear it every night while I’m sleeping, I wanted to say one thing to you, I just never got the chance to. But I love you forever and always💕🥺.
Clerance burris says
Clerance Burris son today The earth is a little worse off and heaven has become a little bit better my mom was truly an angel here on earth she has always been and always Will be my hero and I think her for the godly love and guidance that she instilled in me
Darci Mitchell says
A beautiful woman with a heart and soul of gold. Your love and life has touched so many. Rest In Peace Dorothy. You will be missed.
Rene Burris says
Dorthy was a beautiful and loving woman.I never got a chance to thank her for raising such a wonderful and godly son. Who I get to call my husband. She is now with our heavenly father and being the angel that she was on earth is now in heaven. Thank you for always supporting Clerance and me for the last 27 years you are loved and missed
Bonitta Prince says
Bro.Willie my heart goes out to you and the Burris family and She was a truly a Christian Sis you are going to be missed but you will always be in my 💓 and your spirit and your smile love you, love you.we will meet again.
Darnell Morgan says
This is darnell jean morgan To
The worlds best grandma i have ever had mama we will always miss you and your joy nomatter what you will always be in my heart.