February 20, 1934 - December 8, 2015
Interment December 21, 2015 @ 9:30am (Leaving the church at 10:00am promptly) Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, Saint Louis, Missouri 63125 Reflections on the Life of Harriett A. Dotson Raybon Harriett A. Raybon (nee Dotson) was born on February 20, 1934 in Columbus, Mississippi to Johnnie Ella Dotson (nee Jones) and Bishop W. Dotson and succumbed on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Pomona Valley Medical Center. Harriett had an extreme love for her siblings “the magnificent seven” Bishop W. Dotson, Jr., Ophelia E. Mitchell, Annie L. Ridgeway, Ethel Fletcher, Harriett A. Raybon, Martin L. Dotson, Clyde Kapadia, all predeceased except for Clyde. After migrating to St Louis she was blessed with a loving, tender-hearted, devoted husband, Joe Raybon (deceased), as well as an outstanding mother-in-law, Callie Ruth Smith (deceased). She worked at Scruggs Vandervoort and Barney with her sister Ophelia and worshipped with her at Bostic Temple (Bishop Daniel Bostic) and later Lively Stone Church of God (Bishop Phillip L. Scott). In 1977 she was blessed to joyfully unite with Monumental MB Church (Pastor Johnson White) where she served fervently over 30 years in many capacities and especially on the Mothers Board. Harriett was a beautiful woman of God with a joyous, loving and devoted heart. Her home was filled with the spoken word and wonderful worship and praise continuously. Her outreach was all over the community helping anyone in need, feeding the hungry, offering compassion fulfilling her ministry of giving spiritually and financially. She celebrated your joys but was with you in the valleys. She lived her faith, a peacemaker, loyal, in word and in deed. She ministered with an anointed healing touch to her patients at Truman Restorative Center on Arsenal and St Louis City Hospital No. l before doing private duty nursing. Her life’s calling and vocation was her nursing career. She touched hearts just by being Harriett and we are forever grateful and humbled by the gift of her. To cherish and celebrate her life she was blessed with a large cadre of devoted family and friends: Children – Mary (James), Catherine (Tommie) deceased, Joe Jr, Christine (deceased), and Tammy (Warren). Grandchildren – Carmon (Brent), Harriett, Joe, Christopher, Isayas, Dwayne, Tammira, Tamika and Aminah. Great Grandchildren – Imani and Anisa. Godchildren – Cary (Elsie). Brother – Clyde, Sister-in-law, Ruth Triplett-deceased. Nieces and Nephews – Annie Ruth-deceased, Elaine (Roland), Dorothy, Rita (Charles-deceased), Garland (Janice-deceased), Shirley (Jimmie), Bishop III (Jean), Vernon (Holly), Jacqueline, Charles (Barbara), Theresa Norman (Kenny), Althea, Albert, Sr.-deceased (Louise) and a host of other relatives, special friends, church members and wonderful loved ones, as well as Virginia McGuire, special long-time friend and sister of 60 years. Special Recognition PACE Program, Saint Louis, MO; Ontario Healthcare Center, Ontario, CA; Chino Valley Hospital, Ontario, CA; Kindred Acute Care, Ontario, CA; Claremont Care Center, Pomona, CA; Pomona Valley Hospital, Pomona, CA; New Life New Beginning Church, Collinsville, IL – Henry Lewis, Pastor – Terry Schwartz, Musician
Interment December 21, 2015 @ 9:30am (Leaving the church at 10:00am promptly) Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, Saint Louis, Missouri 63125 Reflections on the Life of Harriett A. Dotson Raybon Harriett A. Raybon (nee... View Obituary & Service Information
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