Dorothy Louise Shivers, 66

Published 1:47 pm Thursday, September 5, 2013

Died: Aug. 29, 2013

Mrs. Dorothy Louise Shivers, age 66, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at Fostrian Manor. Family and friends will gather in the sanctuary of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 2120 N. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48505 on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at noon, with service commencing promptly at 1 p.m. Pastor Keith Bigelow, officiating.



Mrs. Shivers will lie in state at Swanson Funeral Home 2210 M.L. King Ave. Flint, MI 48503 on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 and may be viewed 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interment is at Lovedale Cemetery.

Dorothy Louise Shivers affectionately called “Sis” was born in Niles, Michigan. She was the youngest child and only daughter of Minnie B. and Booker T. Shivers. Dorothy united with Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, where she grew up as a young woman. She was a graduate of Brandywine High School. “Sis” followed her dream to secretarial school in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She later moved to Chicago and finally relocated near her brothers in Flint, Michigan. Dorothy served as secretary of A. Philip Randolph, Greater Flint Chapter in the ‘70s and was a supporter and member of the Black Women’s Caucus, Eastern Star, NAACP, Urban League Coalition and Democratic Black Caucus. She was a retiree, after a number of years with General Motors V8 Engine.

Dorothy later united with Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. E. Gurley, where she was a faithful member until her health started to fail. She leaves to cherish sweet memories: childhood friend, Barbara (Barb) Reese; sisters-in-law, Bessie Westbrook Shivers and Glorian Shivers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by: parents, Minnie B. and Booker T. Shivers; brothers, John B. Shivers, Arthur Lee Shivers and William C. Shivers.