June 3, 1929 - April 1, 2022
Dorothy Lee Whitted was born June 3, 1929 in Hopkinsville, KY to Richard L. and Lillian White. She was the youngest of six siblings. At the age of five, her family moved to Indianapolis, IN where she graduated from Arsenal Tech High School. In August 1945, she wed Oliver Whitted. From their union they had nine children. She and Oliver had determined early on in their union that God would be the head of their lives. In 1963, both she and Oliver were baptized in Jesus' Name and were filled with the Holy Spirit. Raising their children in the teachings that Jesus Christ is Lord, they attended St. John AME. Eventually, the Lord led them to start attending Grace Apostolic Church. They would spend the rest of their lives serving under this ministry. For many years, she taught Sunday School. Her spiritual desire to be a good teacher for her students led her to attending Aenon Bible College. In May 2000, she completed her education at Aenon by graduating with a Bachelor’s in Christian Education. As the wife of a deacon, she also assisted in the preparation of Communion. With Deacon Whitted, she participated in the prison ministry and spent many Friday evenings fellowshipping and disciplining with the ministry team. Dorothy also served in the Grace Missionaries, Ladies Auxiliary, prayer band, visited nursing homes and assisted others whenever she could. As she continued serving at Grace Church, many people began to refer to her as “Mom or Mother” Whitted. Mom Whitted loved the Saints and this was evident through the many gifts, cards and expressions of love she would send and give to people which were reciprocated in kind. Along with God and the Body of Christ, Dorothy’s greatest value was her family. She loved them dearly. Her expression of love was found in Sunday dinners, home cooked meals, regular gatherings, acts of service, encouraging words, gift giving and delicious pies. She was energetic in sharing her love for Christ and His Word with each of them. She desired that they all know His love and walk in His purpose for their lives. For her legacy, Dorothy wanted to pass along her and Oliver’s value of family to her children, grandchildren and their children. “I want them to still have family gatherings at each others’ homes and also to gather for prayer, Bible study, and life in general,” Dorothy journaled. In her quiet time, she loved to journal. When asked what word would best describe her life, she wrote “FULFILLED.” “I say that because God has brought me to that place of contentment! To KNOW that I am resting in Him, that He SUPPLIES ALL my NEEDS! Really - when Oliver left so suddenly I DID NOT THINK I could make it! But don’t you SEE what God can DO! Really PRAISE and WORSHIP our God, for ALL the GLORY, HONOR and PRAISE BELONGETH to Him!” God blessed Dorothy to live another 26 years following the departure of her beloved husband. She gladly drove until she was 89 years old, independently running errands, shopping and attending church service. Zipping along, she was endearingly called Speedy by the parking attendants at Grace. She enjoyed seeing her ever growing family and celebrating them whenever she was able. Dorothy was at peace in her final days. On April 1, 2022, our Heavenly Father called Dorothy home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Oliver Whitted, her oldest son, Oliver Jr., and Deanna, one of their twin daughters. She leaves to cherish her memory four daughters and three sons: Denise Whitted, Debra Simpson (Louis), Orlando Whitted (Jennifer), Orrin Whitted (Linda), Dawn Jackson (Robert), Deidre Owens and Ormond Whitted (Linda); as well as 25 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren, “a couple buns baking”, and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and church family. Visitation and services will be on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Grace Apostolic Church 649 East 22nd Street. Visitation will be from 9-11am with services at 11am. Interment will be at Washington Park North Cemetery.
Dorothy Lee Whitted was born June 3, 1929 in Hopkinsville, KY to Richard L. and Lillian White. She was the youngest of six siblings. At the age of five, her family moved to Indianapolis, IN where she graduated from Arsenal Tech High School. In... View Obituary & Service Information
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