Dorothy “Dot” West, age 86, of Fayetteville, TN, passed away on February 8, 2023, at her daughter’s residence surrounded by loved ones.
She was the widow of Henry “Heck” West. They shared 57 years of marriage and adored one another greatly.
Dot was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Carmen Reed and, brother, Frankie Reed. Born September 27, 1936, in Fayetteville, TN, Dot was the long-time business owner of Wilson Cleaners along with her husband. She was a devoted member of Mimosa Church of Christ. As a church member she dearly loved her church family.
Dot thoroughly enjoyed life and spending time with her daughter, granddaughters, and great-grandsons, along with her many friends. When she left the house, you could count on shoes and earrings to match her outfit and always a purse in hand.
She is survived by her daughter, Vicki West Shelley and son-in-law, Gerald Shelley, granddaughter, Leslie Shelley (Mason Everett Patterson and Jarrod “Jadon” Southworth II) granddaughter, Kimberley Shelley Powell (Nathan Powell and Landon Reed Powell) and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Services will be held at Higgins Funeral Home on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Visitation will be from 2pm to 3pm and the funeral service will be at 3pm; conducted by Dr. Bryan Collins of Mimosa Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Stewart Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Dorothy West.
Mrs. Dot was such a sweetheart. I loved seeing her often when she and Mr. Heck had the cleaners. She will definitely be remembered as one of the sweetest ladies I knew. My prayers to each of you.
Lenace Hyde Lehnert
Vicki, I just saw where beautiful Mrs Dot had passed! My heart is filled with sorrow for your loss. Our family loved your Mom and Dad. I’m sure they have had a happy reunion
Dear Vickie & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Miss Dot was a sweetheart. Prayers for comfort. Anthony & Kay Honey
Vicki I am so sorry to hear about my sweet Aunt Dot’s passing. She was the best. I loved her and Uncle Heck so much and have such fond memories of them. They came to visit me in New Orleans and we had great times and made wonderful memories that I cherish. Love you and thinking of you.
Condolences to the family.
Praying for all the family to have the peace and comfort that only God can give you
Ms. Dot will be truly missed. She was so fun to be around. Prayers for the family
Rest in peace now baby you will be missed greatly but we know you are back with the love of your life. Love you dearly MoMA Dot your sweet baby girl (Amber) said that she loves you ! !
Sending the family r condolences Lisa Cook and Jeff Pepper RiP Miss Dot 😰😰😰🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Vicki, we are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Dots passing. She shopped at
Family Dollar almost.every week. We always looked forward to seeing her. She will be greatly missed.
Dot was a true friend for many years. I will miss her so. My prayers are with the family that she loved so much.
Vicki and family.
Heartbroken to read of Mrs West’s passing. Your mom and dad were friends with my mom and dad. I think they bowled together back in the day. Your parents were great friends.
May God hold you all during this time.
Mrs.Dot was a wonderful lady. I got to know her make years ago, when she owned the Wilson’s cleaner’s in Fayetteville Tennessee. She always was there early and ready to meet her customer’s with a smile on her face and was ready to talk to everyone that came through the door. I enjoyed going in there for that one reason but also I new that when I picked up my laundry it would be hanging on a hanger so neat. I know I really missed her when they closed the doors, cause I sure didn’t know where I could go there in Fayetteville to get the service and the smiles as I did at Wilson’s Cleaner’s. But family she sure is smiling now down on everyone and saying don’t worry about me I’m sitting beside God.
Dear Vicki, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Ms. Dot. I thought the world of her and your dad both. She will be missed. Praying for comfort for you and your family.
Bless her sweet soul. I loved this sweet and sassy lady. I am so sorry for the loss of this precious woman. Vicki, Leslie, and Kimberley you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Not a day went by that she didn’t speak of you three ladies. She loved you all so very much. ❤️
What a delightful lady!
She and Mr West were some of the first people I met
upon moving to Fayetteville in the late 80’s.
From that first meeting I was impressed with her kind
and gracious demeanor.
She was the same every time I ever saw her.
A life well done!!
Dear Vicki and family, I cherish so many memories of your parents. Dot was a beautiful lady that l was blessed to call my friend. May God comfort you now and in the days ahead. Love and prayers
Vicki I am so sorry about Dot. I can not remember when we were not friends. It is been so long since I have been out that I do not know what is happening. You will be in my Prayers, I will not be able to attend her Service, I do not get out any more. I have not seen any friends in about three years. My children are scared I might get sick if I get out. I have lived on the Shelbyville Hey. for about ten years. Miss my house in town. Love to you and yours. Joyce
So sorry for your loss.Ms Dot was a sweetheart always a happy go lucky lady. I never seen her without a smile on her face and always matching from head to toe.
Always loved seeing Miss Dot around town and the perfection of her dry cleaning business. Always a big smile, she was like a bright ray of sunshine. You will be missed, Miss Dot.
We are so very sorry for your loss, Vicki. Your family is in our prayers.
Vicki and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. You will have lots of wonderful memories to treasure. Dot always had a smile and encouraging words. I’m unable to be with you at Higgins, but will be thinking of you.
Im so sorry to hear of Dot’s passing. She was a fine lady. She will be missed.