Dorothy Rawls

December 17, 2021


Dorothy Rawls was born May 12th, 1936, to the late Ed and Katherine Ham in Winston Salem North Carolina.

“Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things”

1 Timothy 3:11

Dorothy was betrothed to the love of her life and best friend Otis Rawls. They first met in Miami Fla. Though their union they were blessed with 4 children: Mary Ann, Annette, Gregory and John.

On the morning of December 17th with her children by her side, The Lord allowed her to set her gaze upon her them one last time before

our precious mother peacefully transition into the master’s

arms, wherein she replaced her earthly garments and adorned herself in her heavenly robe to

join that great cloud of witnesses: her beloved parents along with her Mother-in law Lucille

Rawls, siblings: Rose Mary Jones and Mary Lee Elliott, Grandchildren: Ashley Shante and


Dorothy’s great strength, integrity and values were just the right ingredients for a luxurious

career in Mary Kay Cosmetics. She was introduced to Mary Kay by her cousin the late Dorothy

Passmore. Seeing the opportunity, she’d been waiting for lit a fire in her and then a Star was

born. Dorothy joined Mary Kay in the mid 70’s and was a part-time consultant while working

full-time as foreman and seamstress, with her eye on directorship all the while. Because of her

hard work and persistence, she quickly debuts as a Director in Mary Kay and after several more

years she became Sr. Director. Totaling over 40 years of dedicated service. Amongst the

countless awards such as diamond pendants and rings, she was a member of the $350,000 club

and she was invited to have lunch with Mary Kay at her home, but her crowning achievement

was winning that Pinks Cadillac! She was loved by the consultants in her unit, with great respect

and admiration she loved them. Dorothy was a woman of great faith, she never let anything

stand in her way. She had the spirit of a fighter and achiever, and she left a legacy for us all to


Dorothy was servant of the Lord. Serving at Christ Church under Dr. David Ireland as a director

in the greeter ministry for serval years until she moved to Georgia, where she became a member

of Trinity Chapel Under Pastor Jim Bolin. As her health began to fail, she would attend services

online. But every Mon-Fri Dorothy was on the prayer line with Dr. Lawrence Powell.

Dorothy Rawls legacy will continue to live through memories cherished by her loving family her

children: Mary Ann, Annette, Gregory John (Denise Rawls) Grandchildren: Keia, Brittany,

Ryan; Great Grands: Da’quan, Briana, Nyla, Zekhi; Nieces: Catherine Williams and Andrea

Elliott, Daughters of deceased sister, and a host of in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.




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24 Hour Viewing
December 30, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Paul Life Center
355 Badger Ave
Newark, NJ 07112

Funeral Service
December 30, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Paul Life Center
355 Badger Ave
Newark, NJ 07112

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