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Dorothy (Hunter) Houseal

December 7, 1949 ~ May 2, 2020 (age 70)


Mrs. Dorothy Houseal, age 70, of Newberry, SC was in the comfort of her home with loving family by her side when she entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 2, 2020. She was born in Newberry, S.C. on December 07, 1949 to the late Mrs. Luvenia Moses and George Washington Hunter, Sr.

 Mrs. Houseal was a God-fearing woman and member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church. She accepted God early in life and spent many years evangelizing to anyone who would listen. She was educated in East Orange New Jersey and attended East Orange High School. While she was employed as a Food Service Manager for the Newberry County School District for many years, she was also a life-long entrepreneur--from managing a quartet to owning a convenience store, restaurant, thrift store, and church.

Dorothy, known by many as “Mrs. Dot” or “Aunt Dot” leaves a legacy of being a devoted wife, wonderful mother, caring grandmother, loving auntie and awesome cook. She was loved greatly by her family, friends, co-workers and everyone she knew. She was a selfless giver that was sweet and kind to everyone—even strangers. As the matriarch of the family, she exuded unconditional love and accepted everyone for who they were and where they were at any given moment in their lives. While she will be truly missed by all that knew her, we take comfort in knowing that she is resting in the bosom of her lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

She was preceded by her son, John Timothy Houseal; sister, Willie Mae Cunningham; brothers, Larry E. Hunter, James L. Hunter and Macedonia Hunter Gallman.

Dorothy leaves to cherish fond and loving memories, five children, Marquitta Hunter of Washington, D.C., Yolanda (Christopher) Davenport of Newberry, SC, Dr. Delia (Slade) Houseal Smith of Washington, D.C., Freddie C. Houseal, Jr.; two-step children, Cory Vance of Albany, NY and Kimberley Spearman of Dearborn, MI; three sisters, Daisy Maitland of Newberry, SC, Barbara Houseal Williams of Pomaria SC and Sue Houseal of Oakland, CA; nine brothers, Nathaniel (Margaret) Hunter of Columbia, SC; Pastor Charles (Maggie) Hunter of Indianapolis, IN; Pastor John (Darlene) Hunter and Gary Hunter of Whitmire, SC; Harold (Mary) Hunter of Clayton, NC; George W. Hunter, Jr., Robert L. (Minnie) Hunter; Calvin Holley; Bernard (Faye) Holley all of Newbery, S.C.; one uncle, Augustus (Jeanette) Hunter of Brooklyn, NY; twenty-one grandchildren, one of which was reared in the home, Jamillia Houseal; ten great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A private graveside service will be held. 


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