Dorothy Etta Murphy Spallino was born to Warren Murphy and Myrtis Smith Murphy on August 19th, 1946 in Crowley, LA. She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jimmie Spallino, Sr., and her sister, Debra Spell.
Dorothy is survived by her four children and their spouses Jimmie “Oreo” Jr. and Tracie Spallino, Monica and Jonathan Morrison, Melissa and Jeremy Harris, and Paul Arguello. Known affectionately as “mawmaw Dot”, Dorothy will be missed by her grandchildren and their spouses-Tatum and Eli Quiroz, Tabatha and Mason Davis, Christopher and Paige Morrison, Taylor and Bernard Christophe, and Lauren and Cody Hernandez, and one great-grandchild Reece James Davis.
After being baptized in 1980, Dorothy began her course as a dedicated, faithful servant of Jehovah until her death. During her 42 years of loyal service to Jehovah, Dorothy served as a regular pioneer for 38 of those years. Dorothy loved her ministry and helping people learn about Bible truths so they, in turn, would dedicate their lives to Jehovah also.
Dorothy was a kind and quiet Christian wife, and set a wonderful example through her actions. She was always in service up until days before her death, and, through her example, taught us how to be bold and faithful servants of Jehovah. Dorothy was loved and loved her family immensely, and worked diligently to raise her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild to love Jehovah.
She was a great cook, but all who knew her well knew that her favorite part of the meal was dessert. Ice cream and any type of lemon-flavored treat were her favorites. Dorothy loved to laugh, visit with friends and family, tell stories, solve crossword puzzles, and speak of Jehovah’s future promises.
Dorothy was dear to all of us and will be missed, but she would remind us of her hope of the resurrection that was firmly entrenched in her mind and heart. We look forward to seeing Dorothy again in the promised new world.