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Dorothy Lee Samuel

July 28, 1948 ~ September 7, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Mrs. Dorothy L. Samuel, best known as "Ms. Dot", age 75, was born July 28, 1948, and departed this life on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at her residence in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the youngest child of Edward and Carrie Lee Odom.

Dorothy attended the public schools of Richland County, South Carolina, graduating from Booker T. Washington.

She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, where she served on the Missionary Board. Dorothy frequently attended Bible Way Apostolic Church on Atlas Road. Dorothy was a person that would feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked and visit the sick. Two of her favorite sayings were "Boop to Boop" and "I say what I mean and mean what I say." Dorothy was employed by Horseman Doll Company as a doll maker, a private sitter at Still Hope Retirement Center, a cook at Richland County School District One Student Nutrition Services, and a food service worker at Irmo High School from which she retired in 2010.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Samuel; parents, Edward, and Carrie Odom;  daughter, Keshia Samuel; son, Gregory Samuel; and granddaughter, Morgan Samuel.

Dorothy leaves precious memories to her daughters, Latarsha (Brian) Casey, Jonesboro, Georgia, and Bridget (Robert) Dickey, of Timmonsville, South Carolina; granddaughter, Cassandra (Ms. Pooh) Morant; grandsons, Brian Casey and Deion Casey; great-granddaughter, McKenzie Shanell; sister, Barbara Ann Lites; uncles, Edward Hampton, and Daniel Hampton of New York; cousin, Betty (Beck) Richmond; special friends, Juanita Sweat, Estelle Scott, Loraine Thompson, Betty Davis, and Garnett Davis-Shepard;  members of her Senior Citizens Circle at Bible Way Apostolic Church; and a host of nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

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Public Viewing
September 12, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
September 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
1804 Wilkinson Street
Cayce, SC 29033

Interment following funeral service

Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, SC 29209


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