Dorothy Macon, 85, was born Dorothy Mae Johnson, April 9, 1936, and went home to be with the Lord, Friday April 8, 2022. She was born to the union of the late Albert Johnson and Mattie Moore. She was preceded in death by her late husband Tom Pete Macon, sisters Florence Nelson and Emma Conner, and daughter Marion Blackburn. Dorothy had two special lifelong friends that preceded her in death Margaret Vaughn, and Ruby Person, and cousin, Ollie Mae Davidson.
Dorothy accepted Christ at an early age, and was a lifelong member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Fort Wayne Indiana under the leadership of Pastor Gonzalee Martin. Dorothy spent her early childhood in Louise Arkansas, but, moved to Fort Wayne Indiana in her youth. She was a graduate of Central High School, Fort Wayne. She was employed at State School for many years where she eventually retired. She was an entrepreneur in the area of housing for low-income families in the Fort Wayne Indiana area. Dorothy was known for her generosity and helping others in need. Dorothy was an excellent cook and well known for her coconut cakes. She enjoyed traveling the world, fishing, country music, and playing cards games. Her favorite gospel singer was Lee Williams. “I Can’t Give Up”. She will always be remembered for her calm advice, sweet spirit, and being a loving woman with a great sense of humor. Her greatest joy in life was her family and knowing Christ Jesus. She left this world saying, “The Angels are calling me”.
Dorothy will forever be remembered by her devoted daughters Erma Cooper-Nikolaenko of Fort Wayne Indiana, one daughter Alice Wims- Lee (Glen), son Thomas Macon (Anyta), son Brandon Copper, and God son Pastor Benny L. Powell, Sr. (Linda), all of Fort Wayne Indiana. Beside for the two sisters that preceded her, she leaves to cherish her memory, two sisters Margie P. Johnson- Hollins of Saint Louis, Missouri and Joyce Smith of Warren Louisiana. She leaves brothers Albert S. Johnson, III of Stuttgart, Arkansas, Tolle Hicks (Stoney) Johnson of Proctor, Arkansas, and Erwin Jerome Johnson of West Memphis, Arkansas. She leaves to cherish her memory grandchildren Lovel Cooper (Keisha), Jamal S. Cooper, and Eric Nikolaenko all of Fort Wayne Indiana, eleven great grandchildren, seven great- great grandchildren, and one special friend Robert Anderson, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Her favorite saying was “I going to tell you this and I’m going to leave it alone”.
Proverbs 31:10- Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.