May 24, 1937 - September 29, 2020
Graveside Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:00 a.m.
Temple & Sons Directors
2800 N Kelly Avenue, Oklahoma City, Ok 73111
Dr. Donnie Nero, Officiating
Interment: Hillcrest Memory Gardens, Spencer, Oklahoma 73084
The sun rose over the life of Dorothy Mayberry Grundy on May 24, 1937. Dorothy “Aunt Dot” as she was affectionately known by her nieces and nephews. Dorothy was born in Clearview, Oklahoma to the late Mr. Willie and Farrie Lambert-Zackery and the late L. D. Mayberry. She attended school and graduated from Clearview High School. Dorothy met and married Mr. Alpheus Grundy and was married for 61 years. To this union one daughter was born, Peretha Rena Grundy, who preceded her in death. Dorothy was very loving and caring. She practically reared in the development of her niece, JoAnna Bowie-Pruitt, as if she was her own daughter. Dorothy loved reading her Bible, fishing, football, and tending to her niece, Willow French. She also loved Wheel of Fortune. Everyone that knew Dorothy, knew at 6:30 p.m., she was not to be disturbed. Dorothy worked many years, caring and serving others. She became a volunteer as Walls Chapel AME Methodist Church of Affiliates and Missionary Board, which was a job she loved immensely. She was also a member of the Federated Women Club of Oklahoma. Dorothy was a “Florence Nightingale,” as she became a caregiver to her husband and close family members. She truly had a servant’s heart. The Bible declares in John 13: 35 “that by this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love on to another.” Dorothy’s heart was big and full of love for everyone and she made her love known through words and deeds. Her mother “Farrie” once stated: Dorothy professed Christ at an early age. In her younger days, she would often go to Church. No one had to go with her. She would dress and grab her little purse and off to church she would go, loafing down the road.” Later years, Dorothy moved to Dallas, Texas from Oklahoma City, with her husband Alpheus, because of a job transfer. Dorothy and Alpheus remain in Dallas until his retirement. The two built a home in her hometown, Clearview, OK and relocate until her demise.
Dorothy leaves cherished memories with her husband, Alpheus N. Grundy of the home, Clearview, OK. Brothers: Wilbert (Ida) Zackery, Weleetka, OK, James Zackery, Midwest City, OK, Sisters: Linda Zackery-Bowie (E. Parrish) OKC, Two sisters-in-law, Betty Robinson and Shirley Grundy, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, David Mayberry, and Willie “Unk” Zackery Jr. and Sister Pamela Mayberry.