Dorothy Jean Littlejohn McDowell, was born in Gaffney, SC on July 14, 1942 to Marion and Mrs. Myrtle Ellis Littlejohn.
She attended the public schools of Cherokee County, SC and was a graduate of Granard High School in Gaffney. After graduation, Dorothy moved to Connecticut to seek employment. After working in Connecticut for a few years, to her surprise, her childhood sweetheart, Nubert O. Lee McDowell located her and rekindled their love for each other. They were united in marriage and eventually moved to New York. To this union, three children, Neville, Nathan and Kimberley, were born.
While in New York, Dorothy attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was employed as a secretary at Southern Wine and Spirits Distribution Company. Dorothy loved serving others and volunteered to serve with the PTA and the Tenant Patrol. After retirement, she later moved back to Gaffney and joined Island Creek Baptist Church, Cowpens, SC.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Marion, Jr.; brother-in-law, Billy Jefferies; sisters-in-law, Carrie Littlejohn and Jannie Littlejohn;
She leaves to cherish loving memories; two sons, Neville McDowell (Christine), of Queens, NY and Nathan McDowell (Nancy), of Bronx, NY; a daughter, Kimberley McDowell, of Gaffney, SC; three brothers, Cleo Littlejohn (Annette) and Larry Littlejohn, both of Gaffney, SC, Elliott Littlejohn (Chantel), of Rock Hill; four sisters, Mamie Jefferies, Gwin Posey (Freddie), and Sandra Littlejohn, all of Gaffney, Cindy Wallace (Harold), of Durham, NC; two cousins, Patricia Ellis and Georgia Lee Bewayo, reared in the home as her sisters, grandchildren, Facey Allman, Nahshon McDowell and Nahziah McDowell, all of New York; three brothers in-law, Keith, Phillip (Katrina), and Dennis (Deanna); three sisters in-law, Edith Hill, Sylvia Goonetilleke and Denise Sailor (George); a host of other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., in Island Creek Baptist Church, with The Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Hunter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.