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Elizabeth Dozier

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Elizabeth Dozier

Sunrise: 30 January 1921

Sunset: 16 April 2022

Thank you to family and friends

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone for your prayers and kind words of sympathy.

It is a great comfort indeed to receive prayers and support in our time of deep sorrow and need.

So, from our hearts that you tried to mend we thank you sincerely again and again to our family and friends for being truly wonderful.

From the Granddaughters

Known to most as “Betty”, affectionately referred to as “Cook” by her brother Essic, she was a force of nature. Strong in spirit, outspoken and strong in her convictions, devoted to community service, and fiercely loved her family…especially her Puddin.

We know she is celebrating with all of her siblings and loved ones that she often spoke fondly of in remembrance.

What a legacy you have given us of serving God, love of family, and what a blessing we were given when God gave us you.

We remember everything you taught us.

Rest easy with no worries about us, your work here is well done Gramma and we will meet again and have a joyous reunion!


Mrs. Elizabeth Dozier

The hourglass with its sands of time has spilled its contents and with the passing of the last grain of sand went the life of Mrs. Elizabeth Joyner Dozier.

Elizabeth was the 4th of four children born to Edward and Eulaila Harris in Lee County, North Carolina.

Three brothers Charles, Frank, and Essic preceded her in death.

At an early age, Elizabeth accepted Christ in the 1930s at Bethlehem AME Church, where she remained until she graduated from James B. Dudley Highschool in 1941. After finishing high school she moved to Chicago to join her brothers. In Chicago, she joined Warren Ave Methodist Church.

Elizabeth was united in holy matrimony to Admiral Lee Joyner, and to this union, a daughter, Sharone, was born.

Admiral Lee Joyner preceded Elizabeth in death in 1968.

Elizabeth relocated back to Greensboro, North Carolina in 1992 where she joined Bethel AME under the leadership of Rev Benjamin J. Foust.

She believed strongly in community service and was a member of the Sarah Allen Missionary Unit.

Elizabeth was the proud grandmother of two granddaughters, Parish Thomas and Braizsheen Farris.

Her daughter, Sharone, who she affectionately called Puddin, was her devoted companion and caregiver throughout her life.

On the day she passed, this gentle and sweet soul slipped away to meet her Savior.

Elizabeth leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Sharone Thomas, her granddaughter Parish Thomas of McDonough, Georgia, Braizsheen Farris of Greensboro, North Carolina, 2 great-granddaughters, Zaire and Aria of McDonough, Georgia, one niece of Burlington, North Carolina, four nephews of Chicago, Illinois, and a host of cousins, and relatives.

A Tribute to my Mother

I am grateful, I am fortunate, I am highly blessed, to have had such a beautiful, strong, and Godly mother, who was a great mother and a grand lady.

She believed in commitment, responsibility, and devotion to family, friends, and community.

Now my dear, sweet mother, you are absent from the body, but present with our Lord.

I love you mother now and for all eternity and will deeply miss your laugh, your smile, your words of encouragement, your physical presence, and may God forever keep his loving arms around you.

You have always been my hero, my example of the woman I should strive to be, and truly the wind beneath my wings.

I love you always and forever, Momma.

Your loving daughter, Sharone “Puddin”

Though we know you had to go, we did not want you to go, and now we must carry on as you would have us do.

With that, Gramma’s Message to us:

                    I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me now I’m free

I’m following the path God made for me

I took his hand when I heard him call

I turned my back and left it all

I could not stay another day

To laugh, To Love

To work, to Play

Tasks left undone must stay that way

I found peace in the middle of the day

If my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joy

My life’s been full, I’ve savored so much

Good friends, good times, a loved one touch

Lift up your hearts and share with me

God wanted me now, He set me free…

13 Comments To "Elizabeth Dozier"

Sherley Brown On May 06 2022 at 12pm
To my sister Sharone and family. I pray God continue to give you strength. He confirmed it by saying neither will I leave or forsake thee. He also said that I would be a comforter. What a pleasure it was to have known Ms. Betty. A woman to be esteemed and admired. I admire you guys as well the way that you all cared for her until the end. I love you guys. Know that I am praying and will continue to do so. Reply to this comment
Adrienne Abbott On May 06 2022 at 12pm
I'm really lost for words, Ms. Joyner I loved her so much. She was my second mother. Sharone I just want you to know I'm here for you Sis. My heart goes out to you and the family. Reply to this comment
Charmaine Conyers On Apr 26 2022 at 11am
To my dear friend Parish and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandmother, the Patriot of the family. May she rest in eternal peace and may God comfort and bless you all! Love Charmaine Reply to this comment
Charmaine Conyers On Apr 26 2022 at 11am
Parish, I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandmother. I send my deepest condolences and love to you and your Family. Charmaine Reply to this comment
LaShella Kirkland On Apr 22 2022 at 6pm
In the heart of the African Plain. Stands a tree both of old and sage. A survivor of Sunshine and rain, A silent witness to many an age. But, this is no ordinary tree, For her trunk is hollow inside, And faithfully she keeps unseen, The secret of her Native tribe. For her cave is a place of birth, A haven from danger, This womb of Mother Earth, In Africa, a child's manger. The Baobab stands proud and strong, she serves her people as a midwife. It's been generations-long, She's Africa's Tree of Life. Rest well amongst the Ancestors, Dear Queen!!! Reply to this comment
Dorothy Kirkland 6 On Apr 22 2022 at 2pm
We are so sorry for your lost. always remember we are here for you Reply to this comment
Parish On Apr 21 2022 at 11am
Where do I begin …I miss you everyday Gramma. I will miss our long talks, your stories…your laugh…your smile…My heart is truly broken…I know you would not have me be sad, and yet I am …i know you would tell me to carry on and I will somehow, but for now my heart is heavy…I love you always and forever Gramma…. Reply to this comment
Olivia Jenkins On Apr 22 2022 at 2pm
Hi Parish, l know how much you loved you grandma. I can see your smile through her picture. My condolences and deepest sympathy to you and your family.May God give you comfort and peace . I love you forever my friend. Call me 678-754-2231.
Dearl Stephens On Apr 21 2022 at 11am
Sorry for your lose. Will keep you and your family in prayer. Reply to this comment
Carlton Walker On Apr 21 2022 at 10am
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Praying for each of you. Reply to this comment
Angela Harris On Apr 21 2022 at 10am
Beautiful and sweet spirit. Always treated me like family. When I think of you my heart becomes relaxed and my heart smiles. I am very grateful to the Lord above that our paths crossed. Until we meet again! Reply to this comment
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