Dorothy  Ragland


Dorothy Ragland, age 94, of Grapevine passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Solstice Senior Living in Grapevine. She was born on Sept. 7, 1924 in Dawson to Audie and Minnie Cates.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; by her first husband, Louis Walton Dickson in 1949 and her second husband, Morris Ragland in 1988.
She is survived by her son, Gary Dickson and wife Carol of Grapevine; her grandsons, Jason Dickson and wife Betty of Allen, Greg Dickson and wife Cherry of Plano and Scott Dickson and wife Krystal of Providence Village.
Dorothy is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Andrew, Ethan and Sofia Dickson of Allen and Calvin and Judah Dickson of Providence Village, along with Lydia Dickson of Plano.
Visitation with the family will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019 with a graveside service following at 11:30 a.m. in Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.
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Robert Metcalf
Mar 12, 2019
Dorothy's son, Gary, has been my best friend since our high school days and is like a brother to me. She always welcomed me, supported me, and referred to me as her "other son." I am so thankful that she led such a rich and fulfilling life and for the wonderful family that she has passed on to all of us. Dorothy was always a blessing to my life and to so many others. She was a joy to be around!
Love to her family always,
Bob and Candice Metcalf
Reba Bewley Wills
Mar 12, 2019
To Gary and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She and my mom, Lillian, were friends for many years. She was a beautiful lady with the prettiest complexion. I have many memories of her and your grandmother, Minnie, from Emmanuel Baptist Church. You are blessed to have had so many years to love your precious mother. Prayers ....