Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Fitzgerald Thomas Danforth, age 92, of Villa Rica, formerly of Vinings, Georgia, and East Cobb, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 10, 2021. She was born April 6, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of the late Eugene Ray Fitzgerald and the late Nettie Bell Williams Fitzgerald. Mrs. Dot was an associate for King Williams Realty for almost ten years, followed by a position as a lab reporter with Georgia Power Fuel Lab for 12 years, until her retirement. Known affectionately as “Mama Dot”, she loved her faith, family and her friends. You could always find her immersed in reading her daily newspaper. “Mama Dot” loved “taking notes” throughout her long life. She recorded every occasion: gifts, family milestones, trip pictures and memories. She faithfully captured everything through her “notes”. In her early years of raising her family, she enjoyed spending time on the lake, playing a good card game, and cherishing any type of family activity. She was a member of Wesley Chapel UMC in Marietta, and she served on various church committees throughout the years. Mrs. Dot and her first and second husbands were avid travelers, loving to travel in the United States and internationally.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edwin Lee Thomas, Sr. on April 20, 1989; and second husband, Charlie Danforth on December 14, 2015; brother and sister-in law, Bill and Virginia Fitzgerald; sister and brother-in-law, Sara and Jack Tuggle; brother-in-law, Ed Parker; and grandson, Zackery Tay Thomas.
She is survived by her sons and daughters- in- law, Ed Thomas and Dana Jones Wynn of Villa Rica, Georgia and Brad Thomas and Anne Sowell of Peachtree Corners, Georgia; sister-in-law Shirley Thomas Parker of Dallas, Georgia; five grandchildren, Kyle and Lyndi Thomas of Mableton, Georgia, Phillip Thomas of Mableton, Georgia, William Thomas of Atlanta, Georgia, Ellen and Scott McBrayer of Villa Rica, Georgia, and Jones C. Wynn of Atlanta, Georgia; and five great grandchildren also survive.
The family will receive friends from Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 12:00PM until 1:00PM. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00PM from the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home with Reverend Jeff Powell officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00PM from Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Georgia, with Reverend Marcus Miller officiating.
Those desiring to do so, may make donations In Memory of Dorothy Fitzgerald Thomas Danforth to Special Needs Cobb, 550 Kennesaw Avenue, Suite 900, Marietta, Georgia 30060.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services of Villa Rica is in charge of arrangements. 770-459-3694
I am sure there will be many stars in her crown when she gets to her home in heaven. Her sweet smile and loving personality will be missed. Dot Padgett
Dot was a wonderful caring Christian. I knew her since I was 15 and was her daughter in law for several years. She could cook a great meal like no other. She and my mother Ruth Hardin were always good friends. She will be missed by many. Phillip and Kyle called her Gran and she always gave high praise to all her family in their accomplishments. Frank and I send our condolences. We will contribute to her memory at Special Needs Cobb which she supported because of her love for Phillip. Kay and Frank Hiott
I have fond memories of Dorothy and Charlie from Wesley Chapel UMC – such gracious and wonderful people. I am sorry to hear of her passing. May God bless your family. Michael Reither
I cannot begin to describe the love I have for my precious “Momaw Dot” as I called her. She made coming to work such a joy. I always looked forward to seeing her as soon as I walked in the door at work. She would greet me with a great big smile and her little wave… and a big hug. I loved sitting with her every chance I got and showing her pictures and listening to the stories behind them. Also, her last birthday birthday was very memorable for me…her face as she opened her present was adorable & especially when she saw the little Elephant (she once told me she loved Elephants). She was so grateful for everything and never failed to make me feel loved and appreciated by her. She was simply precious. She would also blow me kisses when I would leave for the night after reading my goodnight message I would leave with her every night written on her whiteboard. It is definitely not the same without her and it never will be…I miss her so much. I am forever blowing kisses all the way to Heaven for my Momaw Dot. I love her forever and always. The Family, I am sending love and prayers. Let me know if you guys need anything at all. ~ Lizzie Ingram
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