Dorothy Marie Cockrell Kemmerlin

Augusta, GA – Dorothy Marie “Dottie” Kemmerlin, 82, beloved wife of over 63 years, to Paul Joseph Kemmerlin, was carried home by the Angels to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 24, at Trinity Hospital.
Her homecoming services will be held at Hillcrest Baptist Church on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., with the Reverend Dr. Randall Whitaker officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mrs. Kemmerlin was the eighth of eleven children born to Samuel Earnest and Florence Estelle Goodman Cockrell, in Saluda County, on May 5, 1929. She had been a member of Hillcrest Bpatist Church for more than thirty years where she was active in the Food Bank Ministry, the Burn Unit Ministry, Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), the Prison Ministry, Vacation Bible School and as the Mission Coordinator.
She met Paul Joseph Kemmerlin while in the Lutheran Children’s Home in Salem, Virginia in the late 1930’s, and they were married on September 17, 1948. She was retired from the Richmond County Board of Education after 12 years of service as a paraprofessional.
In addition to her husband she is survived by her three adoring children, Dr. Richard Wayne Kemmerlin and his wife, Jane of Greenville, SC, Pamela Jean Kemmerlin Sowell and her husband, Mitchell of North Augusta, SC, and Valerie Elaine Kemmerlin Austin of Martinez; a brother Bobby Glenn Cockrell of Morristown, TN; a sister, Mildred Heatley of Summerville, SC; Dottie was blessed richly with seven precious grandchildren, Emily Martin, Elizabeth McKenzie, Ellen Hoyle, Brett Sowell, Allison Sowell, Wendy Belcher, and Christopher Austin; as well as seven precious great grandchildren, Emiline, Cameron, Elijah and Josie Martin, Sarah Sowell, Anthony and Brandon Angel.
Pallbearers will be, Ray Smith, George Reynolds, Jamie Golden, Hayse Radford, Jimmy Smith and Darren Smith, Chuck Smith and James Key.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Florence Rosser Class, the Harold Smith Class, WMU Ladies, Food Bank Workers and the Prison Ministry Workers.
If desired, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd., Augusta, GA, 30904, or to the Hillcrest Baptist Church Food Bank, 3045 Deans Bridge Rd., Augusta, GA, 30906, the Joseph M. Still Research Foundation, 4 George C. Wilson Ct., Augusta, GA, 30909, or to the St. Joseph Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 31358, Augusta, GA, 30903.
The family will receive friends this Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.

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5 responses to “Dorothy Marie Cockrell Kemmerlin”

  1. My heart is breaking for you and your family, especially your Dad. This has got to be the hardest thing he’s ever been through and I want you to know we are praying for God to just wrap His arms around all of you and give you comfort and peace during this most difficult time ever. We love you and will continue praying for you in the days to come.

    Love & Prayers,
    Steve & Kim

  2. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mrs Kemmerlin. I remember how good she was to my mother during her illness and death. She was a very special lady and was loved by all. May God provide you comfort through the days ahead.

  3. I remember a precious lady. Paul, Ricky, Pam and Valarie my family will be lifting you up at this time in prayer. Memories are precious, hold them close. May God be with you all.

  4. The Steve Hill, Edward Jones family send their deepest condolences. Richard and Jane, may your mother and mother-in-law’s memory comfort you, so that she lives always in your heart.

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