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Dorothy B. Fowlkes
August 21, 1932 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Dorothy Beatrice Fowlkes, the one and only child of the late Gladys Fowlkes Della was born on August 21, 1932, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dorothy received her education in the Baltimore City Public School System, including attending Frederick Douglas High School. Once completing all requirements, she graduated with a General Education Diploma. Dorothy worked for many years at a floral shop on Monument Street. This is where her passion for Floristry began. Dorothy often made floral arrangements for the church, weddings, and other occasions. Having a heart for children she became an in-home licensed Daycare Provider.
Dorothy’s membership was restored at Faith Baptist Church in September of 1962. She was baptized on April 13, 1977, under the leadership of the late Rev. Walter E. Pagie. In addition to attending worship service, she was an active member in Sunday School and Bible Study. Dorothy was a dedicated member of the Altar Guild, Kitchen Committee, Simon Williamson Memorial Choir, Mass Choir, and the Women’s Chorus. Dorothy was always ready to give of her time and talents. She voluntarily cleaned the church until 1996 when she became a part of the Custodial Staff under the Pastorate of Reverend Greggory R Maddox. She worked diligently for 23 years until her retirement in June.
Dorothy’s love for music and singing praises unto the Lord, lead her to participate in various music workshops. She sang with the United Baptist Missionary Convention Choir and traveled with them to Korea. Every June, Dorothy would pack her bags to travel to the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education where she sang on the Lucie Campbell Convention Choir until she was no longer able to attend.
Dot, as she was affectionately known, was a kind-hearted, loving, helpful, caring individual with a witty sense of humor. She enjoyed spending time on the telephone with her girlfriend Rosalyn West, cousin Lorraine Fowlkes and many members of Faith Baptist Church. Dorothy enjoyed preparing meals, especially for her beloved Pastor and family, particularly her Chicken Noodle soup.
Dorothy was proceeded in death by her son, Wendell Fowlkes, Sr.; mother, Gladys Fowlkes Della; grandfather, Judge Fowlkes; and grandmother, Lelia Fowlkes.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory: her grandson, Wendell Fowlkes Jr. (fiancé-Deitria Hill), great-grandson Wendell Fowlkes III (Tiona Fowlkes), great-great grandson, Wendell Fowlkes IV; surrogate family, Pastor Greggory R. Maddox, Sis. Valorie, Brice and Joshua; little miss Juliana Faës and a host of cousins and friends.