Dorothy M. Turner-Patterson peacefully made her transition into her eternal resting place on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Dorothy the middle of three siblings was born to Benjamin Thompson and Lottie Griffim Thompson on August 10, 1928.
Dorothy attended DuSable High School. Dorothy was employed as a Secretary at Canopy's Incorporated and also worked at Encyclopedia Britannica. She became an Entrepreneur as co-owner of Turner Florist shop. Dorothy was well known as one of the most popular florist on the south side of Chicago.
Upon retiring from the floral business Dorothy dedicated her life to her family. She was always protective of her older sister Hattie Lee and younger sister Janet. Dorothy loved being surrounded by her family and always had Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners at her house. She played an active role in the upbringing of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dorothy leaves behind: her husband - John E Patterson; daughter Patricia (Lawrence) Daniels; two grandchildren - Lottie and Lawrence III; three great great grandchildren,; Tokiwa (DeJuan) Anderson, Jordan and Alexander; four nieces - Darlene (Kenneth) Stewart, Barbara (Calvin) Fair, Marsha (Charles) Brown and Vanessa Hollingsworth; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Thompson and Lottie Griffin Thomson, first husband Johnny Turner, Sisters, Hattie Lee Hollingsworth and Janet Jackson, nieces, Cynthia Keenan, Leatrice Rogers, Lynne A. Hollingsworth and nephew, James B. Hollingsworth.