Dorothy M. Mitchell, 1921-2014

Dorothy M. Mitchell
Dorothy M. Mitchell

Dorothy M. Mitchell, age 93, of Selma, Alabama, passed away August 16, 2014. Dorothy “Momma Dot” Mitchell was born in Brown’s Cove, Virginia, on April 9, 1921. She was the tenth of fourteen children born to Richard and Lillie Garrison McAllister. She grew up in Albemarle County, but as a young woman, worked in Baltimore in a military factory making ammunition boxes for the war effort. She married Elbert Mitchell in 1945, and he preceded her in death in 1985.

Momma Dot loved and was devoted to her family and friends. She is survived by her son, Richard Mitchell of Selma and daughter, Becky Grainer of Decatur, Alabama; daughter-in-law, Alicia Davis of Selma; grandchildren, Richard (Fay) Grainger of Germantown, Tennessee, Holly (Terry) Thompson of Hartselle, Alabama; Scott (Lynn) Mitchell of Valley Grande, Alabama and Heather (Brad) Pierce of Selma, Alabama; great-grandhilcdren Donovan (Kayla), Nicholas and Courtney Mitchell of Selma and Daniel Keeton of Decatur and two great-great-grandchildren, Karsyn and Braylen. She is also survived by her brother Clyde (Carolyn) McAllister of Crozet; sister-in-law, Emma Jean Bellmy of Owensboro, Kentucky, and a great number of nieces, nephews and friends.

Momma Dot worked for Independent Lock Company for over forth-one years and had made Selma her home since 1957. Please visit to view the obituary, sign the guest registry and offer online condolences.


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