Dottie Lee Shannon Griffin-Yancey, 68, of Jonesboro passed away on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. 

 



Dottie Lee Shannon Griffin-Yancey, 68, of Jonesboro passed away on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011.  She was born Sept.20, 1943 at Helena.  Mrs. Yancey was a retired pre-school teacher for DeSoto School.  She was a wonderful wife, loving mother and grandmother.  Dottie moved from West Helena to Jonesboro in 2008.  She married Kenneth Yancey on Sept. 19, 1976 at West Helena.



 



Her parents, Tollie Jesse Shannon and Dorothy Davis Shannon-McDowell, her sister, Betty Shannon Thompson and her stepfather, A.J. McDowell, preceded her in death.



 



Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Yancey; two sons, James Robert (Cheryl) Griffin Jr. of Jonesboro and Kenneth Eric Yancey of Jacksonville; two daughters, Kimberly Griffin (Jim) Throgmorton of Jonesboro and Jamie Yancey (Ryan) Ross of Fairland, Ind.; her stepsister, Mary Lynn (Larry) Keeth of Prattsville; three stepbrothers, Johnny (Reba) McDowell of Clarendon, Dan (Brenda) McDowell of St. Charles and Gary (Terry) McDowell of Mt. Ida; six granddaughters, Morgan Griffin, Sarah Griffin, Kellye (Chris) Doyle, Molly Throgmorton, Meredith Throgmorton, and Kennedy Ross; a grandson, Aaron Ross; a great-grandson, Noah Griffin; a niece, Beth Thompson; a nephew, Art (Kim) Thompson; a great-nephew, Henry Thompson; a brother-in-law, A.B. Thompson; three sisters-in-law, Wilma (Jerry) Gordon, Hazel Ross and Freda (Bill) Steingraber; and her beloved therapy dog, Dixie.



 



Funeral services will begin at 2:30 pm Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Helena-West Helena with visitation from 1 p.m. to the time of the service.  Rev. Dusty Rhodes will officiate.



Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.



 



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