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Dorothy (McCoy) Jefferson

October 4, 1934 ~ August 22, 2020 (age 85)



                                                                        “SHORT MOMMA’’


On October 4, 1934, God blessed Ira and Ella (Carne) McCoy in Mart, Texas, with their eighth addition to their family, Dorothy.  She was affectionally known as “Short Momma.”  She is a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Dorothy passed away August 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm.   She worked at the YMCA for twenty plus years and was a housewife also. Dorothy married Charles Jefferson, the love of her life, on March 6, 1958.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Ella (Carrie) McCoy, son, Morris Henderson, Sr., daughter, Barbara Henderson, two grandsons, Tedrick Sims and James Jefferson, great granddaughter, Keiundea Skinner, three sisters, Eltha, Huckleberry, and Julia McCoy, four brothers, Jack, Rich, Buddy

and Smith McCoy of Mart, Texas.

“Short Momma” is survived by her nine children, Craig (Bell), Charles Jr., Frankie (Brenda) of Amarillo, Renee (Frank) of Dallas, Texas, Rosland, Dorothy Jean of Amarillo, Texas.  Her two adopted sons are Ronnie Mallory of Amarillo, Texas and Charles (Pam) Wooten of Dallas, Texas and an adopted daughter Jackie Jefferson of Amarillo, Texas.  Her grand children are Morris Henderson Jr., Killeen, Texas, Morris Jefferson, Xavier and Edward Henderson, Edward Hewitt (Debra), Antwan (Dana), Turean and KeJuan, Renny(Erica)of Oklahoma City, Glenn(Ebony) of Amarillo, Texas, Tela(Chris) of Dallas, Texas, Tousha, Olean, Sherri(Q), Sharee (Demond), Shadinka(Melvin), Tyronda(Chris) of Tennessee, Jeffery, Kim, and Dynasty.

To Our Mother     

To Our Phatt Granny

Our granny has put on her robe and is wearing her crown.

She leaves to mourn her passing twenty- three grandchildren, forty- four great grandchildren,

seven great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces,  nephews and friends.   

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August 28, 2020

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Golden Gate Mortuary, Hughes Street
1416 North Hughes
Amarillo, TX 79107

Funeral Service
August 29, 2020

11:00 AM
New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church (Amarillo, Texas)

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