In memory of
DOROTHY FOWLKES Dorothy Fowlkes was born on November 14, 1929 in Newark, NJ to George and Tiny Rippy. She peacefully transitioned on Friday, October 14, 2016. Dorothy was affectionately known to her family and friends as "Dot." She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her sisters, Gertrude Jones and Catherine Brickhouse. Dorothy attended Montclair State College in the 1960's and earned an Associate degree in Public Policy and a BA degree in Urban Studies from Saint Peter's College. Later in life she also pursued a Seminary degree at Virginia Theological Seminary. For over 30 years Dorothy concerned herself with two groups of individuals facing serious neglect in our society - the elderly and the very young. For the girls of Hudson County, Dorothy served as president for the Pavonia Girl Scout members. She was chairman of the Hudson County Foster Parents Association's Educational Committee. As an advocate for the elderly, Dorothy retired as the Project Director of the Senior Companion Program in the J.C. Department of Human Resources. Surviving to cherish Dorothy's precious memory are two sons, Edward Fowlkes and Barry Smith; two daughters Gabbrielle Fowlkes and Dorothy Bryant; sister Ruth McCall; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Funeral Service Friday at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Incarnation, 68 Storms Avenue, Jersey City. Visitation, Thursday from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the church. JACKSON FUNERAL RESIDENCE -CWO 384 COMMUNIPAW AVE JERSEY CITY , NJ 07304-3724 (201) 432-6565
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