Published On: Mon, Jan 30th, 2017

Dorothy L. Thompson – obituary


Dorothy L. Thompson, 72, of the Big Y Community, went home to be with the Lord and her loving husband, Leroy, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital with her family by her side.

She was the daughter of the late John Rome and Charlotte Welch Lossiah.  She was a member of Waterfalls Baptist Church and spent most of her life traveling from place to place singing with her brother Woodrow and sister Maggie.  She was a basket maker.  She worked many years at Barclays and then became a teacher at Cherokee Elementary where she taught Cherokee language.  She loved to cook.  She was well known for her sausage and egg biscuits and hot Kraut.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Albert Martin (Candy); a daughter, Sarah Toineeta; four grandchildren, Earl Martin, Kara McKinney (Cody), Iwodi Toineeta, and Teela Ross; one great grandson, Grayson McKinney; one sister, Jane Taylor; two brothers, Willard Lossie and Jack Lossiah (Ruth); two aunts, Mollie Herbold and Annie French; two special nieces, Charlene and Genoa Lossiah; Several nieces and nephews; Friends of the family, Haley Smith, Chantele Lossiah, and Jason Shell whom she helped raise.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Thompson; one grandson, Cylas Mychal; brothers, Charlie, Larch, Homer, John Adam, Noah and Woodrow; sisters, Luzene, Frieda, Frances, Martha, and Maggie; three nephews, Tony Lossiah, John Russell Lossiah, and Darrell Ross; one great nephew, Martin Perez, Jr.; and one great great nephew Mickey Meuse.

A little known fact was that she was a triplet and her brother Paul and sister Mary passed away as infants.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Straight Fork Baptist Church.  Pastors Charles Ray Ball and James “Bo” Parris officiated.  Burial was at the Lossiah Family Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Kirk, Ted, John, Eddie, Dwayne, and Tommy.