Dorothy was born March 3, 1948 in Cusseta, Georgia to the late Sylvester Dotson and the late Willie Mae Grant Dotson. She is preceded in death by one daughter Rachael Combs. She was a 1966 high school graduate of Cusseta Industrial High School. She was married to Howard Jolly in the year of 1966. Dorothy retied as a CNA.
She leaves to cherish her memories a beloved husband, Howard Jolly, Bloomfield, CT; two children, Sandra Dukes (Shawn) Bloomfield, CT, Howard Jolly Jr., (Laura) Manchester, CT; six grandchildren; 3 great grand children; siblings Marice Hicks, Cusseta, Ga, Mary Copeland, Buena Vista, Ga, James Dotson, Cusseta, Ga, Sylvester Dotson Jr. (Erlinda), Philippines, and Hamp Dotson (Anita), England; a host of nieces, nephews and loving family.