Dollie Jim Black Obituary

 

Dollie Jim (Loftice)Black

July 24, 1925 – September 8, 2016

Dollie Jim (Loftice) Black of Colleyville, Texas, formerly of Harper, Texas, passed away on September 8, 2016 at the age of 91.  She was born on July 24, 1925 to Pearl Otto and “Sweetie” Catherine Lorena (Blackwell) Loftice in McKinney, Texas.  Dollie married Francis Marion Black on September 3, 1946 in Hebbronville, Texas.  During WWII, she worked for the United States Secret Map Service in San Antonio, Texas during the European invasion.   After moving to McKinney, Dollie worked for Ashborn Hospital in McKinney. She then attended Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton. When Dollie was 42 years old, she went back to school and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M International and her Master’s degree from Texas A&I Kingsville.  She taught atLaredo Community College retiring after 14 years of service.  Dollie was a member of First Baptist Church in Harper, Texas where she was an active member of the Women’s Missionary Union.

Dollie is survived by her son, Michael Black and wife, Chiwila of McKinney; daughter, Cindy Black Rayborn and husband, Russell of Colleyville; grandchildren, Lisa Garlington and husband, Brian, Savannah Blades, Derek Black, Dallas Rayborn, Whitney Rayborn, Kunda Mumba; great-granchildren, Paityn and Andrew Garlington; brother, Paul Loftice of Van Alstyne; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sisters, Sarah Esralian, Laura Freeman and Camilla Loftice.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, September 16, 2016, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening, September 15, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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