Dorothy Mae Suggs Howard

Dorothy Mae Suggs Howard

Wednesday, September 23rd, 1942 - Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
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Mrs. Dorot hy Mae Suggs Howard,
lovingly known as “Dot” and “Dah Mae” by close family and
friends who loved her best, departed this life and entered into
peaceful eternal rest on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Our hearts
are forever wounded as we say “see you later” to our mother,
grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and dear friend. A strong
matriarch transitioned, leaving our family chain shifted and
broken.  ose of us who are left behind have no other recourse
but to take courage in knowing that God has spoken, and there
is nothing stronger than His Mercy and nothing more absolute
than His Love. God’s Mercy is everlasting and it endures to
all generations. As we re ect back over Heaven’s recent gain in
Dorothy, we hold fast to the Scripture that says, “Surely, goodness
and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell
in the house of the Lord forever.” - Psalm 23:6
Our Mother, Dorothy, was born on September 23, 1942, in
Tennessee, to the late Mr. J.B. Suggs and Mrs. Lucille Martin
Suggs. Springing from a large family of 12, Dorothy always
stayed close to home between Tennessee and Alabama near
relatives, where family is truly the heartbeat of our bloodline.
Five children were born to the union of Dorothy and her  rst
husband, Mr. Aaron Moore, Sr., of Chicago, Illinois. Known as
a relentless caregiver, determined, dedicated, and sole provider
for her  ve children, other close family members and even the
neighborhood’s children for many years, she commanded respect
on all levels and would not do for one without doing for the other.
Dorothy spent the  rst part of her life in Nashville, Tennessee,
raising her family and diligently working to secure her family’s
future. It was in Nashville, Tennessee that she later met and
married the late Mr. Darvin Howard, and the two eventually
settled close to Dorothy’s father, J.B. Suggs, in Ardmore,
Alabama, where she continued her nursing career and created a
loving home environment for her grandchildren to visit.
Precious Memories
Dorothy occupied the core of her professional days working
as a certi ed nursing assistant, traveling from home to home
providing care and even caring for those in need in her own home
as needed, until she retired. Dorothy was a baptized believer, and
a saved and sancti ed child of God who carried the Word of
God and straight-forward truth with her everywhere. She was
an overcomer and the backbone of her family. We trust that she
is dwelling in God’s eternal house now, in the direct care of the
Master, where there is no more pain and su ering. Until we meet
again, we will diligently hold up her legacy and continue to love
and care as hard as she loved and cared.
When we think of our loved one, we will never forget how
she joyously expressed her heart in how she lived, how she
communicated, and how she engaged those around her. She was
not one to play. Regardless of surroundings, she always intended
to foster good change even when expressing the brutal honest
truth in conversation. She gave hugs with deep compassion and
love, and when she laughed, you had no choice but to smile and
laugh in return. If it had been a while since she saw you, she told
you about yourself and hugged and kissed you just the same, and
you felt corrected and loved.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, J.B. Suggs and
Lucille Suggs; stepmother, Josephine Vance Suggs; her husband,
Darvin Howard; brothers, Jacob Suggs, J.C. Suggs, Willard
Suggs, Henry Suggs, and James Suggs; sisters, Lucy Mae Suggs,
Irene Suggs Hampton, and Burlener Suggs; sons, Aaron Moore,
Jr., and Dewayne Moore; grandson, Darrius Nathaniel Moore;
and her granddaughter, Deoneesha Gwenique Moore-Torres.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories: her son, Anthony
Moore (Grace) of Toney, Alabama; daughter, Gwendolyn
Pointer (Jonathan) of Harvest, Alabama; daughter, Jacqueline
Moore-Torres (Ramiro) of Toney, Alabama; sister, Leatha
Moore (James) of Ardmore, Alabama; sister, Catherine Suggs
of Huntsville, Alabama; brother, Willie D. Suggs (Ola Mae) of
Huntsville, Alabama; 10 grandchildren (minus 2 predeceased); 3
great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, and
other relatives and friends
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 17th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Saturday, April 17th, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Service

    Sunday, April 18th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, April 18th, 2021 3:00pm
    Serenity Funeral Home
    2505 University Dr. NW
    HUNTSVILLE, AL 35816
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    Pastor Waymon Moore


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Regina (Burwell) Jones

Posted at 03:56pm
With our Deepest Sympathy to the Suggs, Howard and Moore families. From: Regina (Burwell) & Ray Jones, Sr. & family. We love you all !
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James E Moore

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From Earl,Sindy,and Faith....We will miss you dearly and remember you always..Rest in Jesus..Blessings
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