Dorothy Lee Rightsell

Published 3:42 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Services for Dorothy Lee Rightsell, 88, Winona, will be at 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 5, 2016 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Tyler, with Bishop David Poole, Jim Rightsell and Jack Rightsell officiating. Burial will be in Tecula Cemetery, Jacksonville at 4:00 pm.

Arrangements are under direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton.

Mrs. Rightsell passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 in Winona at her residence. She was born November 8, 1927 in Wortham to the late Hanson Lafayette and Eugeneva Orena Morgan Dykes. She married Donald Fredrick Rightsell March 6, 1947 in Overton and was a homemaker. In her teenage years, she worked at the USO at Camp Fannin serving beer and beverages to all the soldiers. She worked several years as a nurses aide and later worked for General Electric for ten years. She traveled with her husband to many places with his job and she was a very loving mother. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Tyler.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Rightsell was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Rightsell October 10, 2015, four brothers, Daniel Dykes, Wayne Dykes, Kenneth Dykes, and Delvin Dykes, and two sisters, Irene Davis, and Margene Dykes.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Jack and Pamela Lovelace Rightsell of Witter, Arkansas, and Jimmy Lee and Colleen Whitehead Rightsell of Pleasant Grove, Utah; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Katherine Marie Rightsell Walker of Longview, Beverly Ann and Patrick Moore, and Cynthia Elaine and Brian Harris all of Winona, a brother and sister-in-law, James and Sandy Dykes of Missouri; a sister and brother-in-law , Evelyn and Roy Washburn of Tyler; fourteen grandchildren; forty six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Welch, J. J. Welch, Jared Rightsell, Ben Rightsell, Jonah Welch and Pat Moore.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 4, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

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