Marcus Dotson


   It is with a sad heart but many wonderful memories
that I try to write the obituary of my wonderful dad.
Marcus Dotson of South Lebanon, Ohio was born on
October 17, 1919 in Jenkins, Kentucky to the late Rosella
and Lafayette Dotson. He entered eternal life on Friday,
May 27, 2005 at the home of his daughter, Judi Criscillis, in
Maineville, Ohio, being 85 years, 4 months, and 20 days of age at the
time of his passing.
     Marcus was married to Cotella Mullins (Sister Dot) who passed
away on May 14, 1990. To this union was born six children, 4 sons
and 2 daughters, Ben Dotson of Loveland, Ohio, Rick Dotson of
Mason, Ohio, Jeff Dotson of Edgewood, Kentucky, Marc Dotson of
Butlerville, Ohio, Judi Criscillis of Maineville, Ohio and Janet Roberts
who preceded him in death in June of 2000.
     Marcus joined the Northern New Home Church of Goshen, Ohio,
on April 28, 1974. He became a trustee in September, 1974. Brother
Marcus was ordained as a deacon on June 28, 1975. Dad loved his
church and the brothers and sisters of the church. He loved the yearly
fish fries at the church. He went to his last fish fry about two weeks
before leaving this world to go home to be with the Lord.
     There are so many wonderful things I could say about my dad,
but they probably wouldn’t be enough paper to write it all on. He
was a wonderful parent, he loved his children and grandchildren. He
always loved being with his family. I think everyone who met him
liked him, he was a wonderful man who set a good example for his
children. He just wanted us to love the Lord and work for Him; he
always said, “only good things come from God not bad things.”
He leaves to mourn his 5 children, 12 grandchildren, 16 great
grandchildren, one sister, Mattie Watson, and a host of friends and
relatives who loved him and will miss him. Some day I have great
hopes of seeing you and mom again. Mom and Dad were the greatest
parents and grandparents anyone could ever have. We all miss you.

     Written by his daughter, Sister Judi Criscilli.


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