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Dorothy (Doomes) Verrett

July 8, 2020


If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 2 Corinthians 13 

Hello everyone.. Well today is the day that you will put this earthly body to rest. But don’t worry my soul is going to a wonderful place with my heavenly
father. I am excited about my journey, because I am going to a beautiful place that is an amazing place to live for eternity.
Most of you know me, but you may not truly know me. Yes, God knows me from the inside out. But let me tell you a little about myself..

Sister Dorothy Doomes Verrett, 70, of Lecompte, La departed this life on July 8, 2020 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, TX with her family by her side. She was born in Lecompte to Carlton and Lydia Doomes who both preceded her in death. Dorothy graduated in 1967 from Carter Raymond High School in Lecompte La.  Upon completing her high school education, she received her Bachelors of Science from Grambling State University, Grambling La. Later obtained her Masters’ Degree Plus 30 from Northwestern and LSUA.

Sister Verrett was an active member of The Springhill Missionary Baptist Church. She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and was baptized by the late Rev JJ Spane at Springhill  Missionary Baptist Church.  She taught Sunday School, Bible Study, and was Coordinator of the Pastor’s Anniversary, Organizer of the S.W.A. and Church Secretary. She was faithful to her church until her health began to fail.

Dorothy was a member of the Sweet Blue Sorority of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. 

Dorothy worked for the Rapides Parish School System for 35 years . She began her career at Tioga High School. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Carlton and Lydia Holbert Doomes, brother Joseph Scott, three sisters; Lola Scott, Hettie Millhouse and Pearly Aaron.

Mourning her departure while honoring her life and her legacy are her three children: Kimberly Williams Bernard (Charles) of Chicago, IL, Joni Verrett Clark (Scottie) of Richmond, TX, and Tony Verrett (Megan) of Tampa, FL; Grandchildren: Christopher Bernard, Cameron Bernard, Kennedi Bernard, Dillan Clark, Ethan Clark, Arden Clark and Isaac Verrett. Also she leaves her sister, Rosa Jones (Melford) of Lecompte, LA., her close friend, Nora Mae Matthews, and close cousin Patricia Callihan, a host of nieces and nephews along with other relatives and friends. Dorothy will surely be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects on Sunday, July 12,2020 at Springhill Baptist Church 2505 St.Charles Ave. Lecompte, La. Unfortunately “due to the Covid pandemic there will be a public viewing from 9:00am-11:00am. A closed service for a small group of family (only) will begin at 11:00 a.m. The family asks that you please respect their privacy and wishes during this time. Masks will be required to attend.

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July 12, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Spring Hill Baptist Church
2505 St. Charles Ave
Lecompte, LA 71346

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