Dorothy Gleaton

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, July 10, 2024

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Dorothy (Dot) Gleaton, age 90, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Memorial Manor in Bainbridge, Georgia.  Services for Mrs. Gleaton will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 5, in the Cadwell Chapel of Cox-Ivey Funeral Home.  Pastor Isaiah del Pilar will officiate.   The family will greet friends at the end of the service. Mrs. Gleaton will be buried beside her husband George in Attapulgus Cemetery.

     Dorothy Kordelia Boyett was born June 12, 1934, in Decatur County, Georgia to Robert E. Lee Boyett and Irene Griffin Boyett.  Dot was a hard-working lady that took great care of her yard, her home, and her family.  She worked at Jack Winter as a seamstress for about 20 years, moved to Quincy and worked there.  She was a talented seamstress and made lovely things for her 2 daughters.  Dot loved spending time in nature.  She and her husband, George Gleaton, loved to go camping.  They loved to camp at the Suwannee River and attend gospel sings.  She really enjoyed fishing, well, until she and an alligator had an encounter.  She decided that gators could have the fishing holes.  At age 89, you would see her on her zero-turn lawn mower making certain her yard was perfect or with the electric trimmers working on each side of her driveway.  Tending to her flowers, yard, bird houses, and hummingbird feeders made her happy.  Dorothy Gleaton will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

    Mrs. Gleaton is survived by her daughters, Grace Laing (Charlie) of Climax, GA. and Theresa Barwick of Havana, FL., her brother, Don Elliott (Carolyn) of Bainbridge; grand, Lisa Green (Nick) of Climax; great-grandchildren, David Harrell, Logan Harrell, and Dawson Green; great-great-grandchildren, Kia and Liam; and a host of nieces and nephews.  Dot was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 35 years, George Gleaton, and siblings, Lanelle Mirick, Elmore Boyette, Willis Boyett, and George (Tink) Boyett.

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     The family sends a huge, heartfelt thank you to Dr. Sydney Cochran, Dr. Kimberly Pickens, and the nurses and staff of Affinity Hospice.  The care she received from you was exceptional.  Thank you also to the staff of Memorial Manor.  The love, support, and care provided by you were greatly appreciated.

     Online condolences may be sent at www.coxiveyfuneralhome in charge of arrangements.