Shirley Jean Dozier

Published 3:22 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Shirley Jean Dozier, 83, of Gonzales, passed away, Saturday, August 6, 2016.  She was born January 19, 1933 in Climax, Georgia, the daughter of Andy and Odessa Bailey Dragoin.  She married Marcellus Cosby Dozier Jr. June 11, 1963 in Midland City, Alabama.  She was a homemaker, a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church and the Belmont Ladies Club.  She was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys,  loved dogs especially poodles, enjoyed reading, crocheting and collecting angels and cookbooks.  She is survived by daughter Lisa Sue Speed and husband Thomas of Liverpool, England; step-daughters Michelle Lee Kimsey and husband Edward of Vail, AZ and Dawn Renee Deppe and husband Richard of Washington, MO; sons Gerald Bruce Long of Tallahassee, FL, Walter Anthony “Sonny” Long and wife September of Victoria, TX and William James Long of Adel, GA; brother William Dragoin and wife Carlanda of Americus, GA; 9 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 14 Great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughters Beth Long Stewart and Cathy Long Stuck; sister Peggy Walsh and brother Anthony Dragoin.  Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 10 at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Seydler-Hill with interment following at the Gonzales Masonic Cemetery.  Arrangements under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX.

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