First Posted: 1/15/2009
Dorothy Lee Gilchrist, 59, formerly of Fairmont, N.C., died May 31, 2005, at Brooklyn Hospital Center.
The funeral was June 7 at Open Door Church of God in Christ in Brooklyn, the Elder Edgar Rochester officiating. Burial followed in Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, N.J.
Gilchrist was born on April 21, 1946, in Fairmont, and was the daughter of David and the late Eva Worley Pittman. In 1964, she met and married Edward Martin Gilchrist. In 1965, they moved to New York.
She worked for Far Rockaway Home Care Services for several years and became a member of St. Johns Pentecostal Church under the leadership of Elder Burrell Sumpter on Nov. 14, 1999. She began attending Sunday services at St. Phillips Christian Church under the leadership of Rev. Shelton in January 2005.
The family said: “Dorothy, better known as 'Dot,' was a fighter indeed and there are no words in the English dictionary that may explain nor describe the characteristics that Dot possessed. Dot was known for her winning smile and loving heart. Dot always loved to be surrounded by family and friends.”
She was preceded in death by six siblings; and a sister in God's name, Rosalee Garner.
Surviving are two sons, Rodney and Gregory; two daughters, Crystal and Doreena; a sister, Louise McMillan; five sisters-in-law, Ann Worley, Mary Gilchrist, Glenda Gilchrist, Helen Welch and Margaret Lynch and her husband, Charlie; four brothers-in-law, the Rev. Jimmy Gilchrist and his wife, Carolyn, Jethro Gilchrist and his wife, Jeanette, Jerry Gilchrist and his wife, Francis, and Terry Gilchrist and his wife, Bernice, all of North Carolina; seven grandchildren, Ebonny, Roger, Devin, Nekeria, Monay, Jekiyah and Zarinah; a sister in God's name, Linda DuShaine; a special friend, Debra Watson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.