It is with heartfelt sorrow that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. announces the passing of Mrs. Dorothy Mae McCoy Thomas of Maryland, formerly of Darlington, SC. Mrs. Thomas transitioned peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2023 in Maryland following an extended illness.
Celebration of Life is Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 1:00PM in Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Faith Memorial Gardens.
“For now I am ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” II Timothy 4:6-8
Mrs. Dorothy Mae McCoy Thomas was affectionately known as “Dot” to loved ones and friends. Dorothy was born to Rilla McClain and Truly Jacobs on June 12, 1932, in Darlington County.
Dorothy attended Darlington County Public Schools. Dorothy was a great cook and many people would travel from afar to enjoy her food. Her children and family members would always inquire about the secret recipes for her mac & cheese, dressing and banana pudding.
At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was a true woman of God. Dorothy was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church until her health declined.
She was employed at Wilson Clinic for 27 years as a Nursing Assistant and was a midwife delivering many babies in Darlington County. She moved to Baltimore, MD where she was employed at Rosewood Center where she retired.
Dorothy moved back to Darlington, SC after her retirement, and remained in Darlington until her health declined. She moved to Waldorf, Maryland with her daughter, Tina (Yancy) Alexander, until April 3, 2023 when she went to be with the Lord.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her mother, Rilla McClain and her father, Truly Jacobs; her children: Anthony “Chris” Pompey, Alfonser Johnson, Jerry Murray and Doris McCoy.
Dorothy was the oldest sibling and she was preceded in death by Jerry McClain, John McClain, Maedonnia McClain, Sylvester McClain, Wesley McClain, Laverne McClain and Bessie Hart; a special uncle and aunt, George and Queen Dials.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory: her children: Supreme (Charles) Johnson-O’Neill of Wayne, NJ, Larry McCoy, Deloris (Karl) Barcus both of Darlington, SC, Michael (Vivian) Thomas of Hartsville, SC and Tina (Yancy) Alexander of Waldorf, MD; her siblings, Isaiah (Lela) McClain of Paterson, NJ and Lorenzo (Ann) McClain of Darlington, SC; a brother, Willie Pompey of Brooklyn, NY (they were raised together as siblings); a sister-in-law, Lillian McClain of Darlington, SC; her grandchildren: Lynette Johnson, Dorothy Johnson, Hannah Secka, Mary (Shawn) McFadden, Orlanda McCoy, Conquista McCoy, Rosetta Ham, LaTonya (Benny) King, Tameka McCoy, Jerry Nettles, Gerard Nettles, Afrika Murray, Justina Nettles, Crystal Pompey, Ka’Shayia Thomas, Isaiah Thomas, Sierra McCoy and Whitney Coleman; a host of great grands, great-great grands, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Deloris and Karl Barcus, 725 Lighthouse Road, Darlington.
Please keep the family and friends of Mrs. Dorothy Mae McCoy Thomas in your thoughts and prayers.
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