On January 15, 2022, our Mom, Mrs. Annie Dobson, received her wings and went to walk with the angels at the age of 87 years old.
She was born in Allendale, South Carolina, to the late Wyman and Lucille Taylor on August 19, 1934. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Springfield Baptist Church, South Carolina. She later married the late Frampton Dobson Sr. and to this union six children were born.
Many years later she and her family relocated to New Jersey. She became a member of the Faith Temple Baptist Church, Jersey City, NJ. Our mother served on several committees and was a key member of the Hospitality Committee and Senior Choir, where she served until her health started declining. On Saturday evenings you would often find her in the kitchen preparing her Sunday Dinner.
She was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining. Some of her most famous and delicious desserts were her delicious Blueberry Cobbler, Jelly Stack Cake, Sweet Potato Pie and; of course, those buttery Biscuits. She exemplified God's command.
"For I was hungry and you gave ME food; I was thirsty, and you gave ME drink; I was a stranger and you took ME in; I was naked and you clothed ME; I was sick and you visited ME; I was in the prison and you came to ME". - Matthew 25:35-36
She had "the patience of a saint”. She was always supportive, encouraging, wise and kind to those who came across her path. She sacrificed her needs for the good of her family. Our Mom will be remembered as a selfless individual who had a smile even when times were tough. There is nothing that Mom would not do for her family. She had a quiet strength. She never complained and looked to a better future. Her kindness was apparent in her everyday life. Her home was always open to family and friends. Mom was a great mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved her Faith Temple Baptist Church Family. She enjoyed attending the Dobson and Taylor Family Reunions. She always brought and kept us together.
Mom had a great sense of humor and a wonderful sense of adventure; she was very independent and remained so until her health began to decline when she began suffering from dementia. She enjoyed traveling and loved the changing of the seasons; Spring and Autumn were her favorites. She especially enjoyed the changing of the leaves. Her favorite flower was Gladiolus. “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, If I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast”. - Psalm 139:9-10
As a family we have so many wonderful memories. She was graceful until God called her home. She is survived by her children Mary L. Knight (Bishop Kevin E. Sr.), Brenda Dobson-Bowman (Keith), Frampton Dobson Jr., Georgia Ann Dobson-Smith (Anthony), Debra Dobson-Morrison (Greg), Alfred Dobson Sr. (Kellie), Grandchildren Kevin E. Knight Jr., Dara Smith, Krystina Morrison-Milton (Shane), Shantae’ M. Young (William), Keeja Dobson, Matthew Morrison, Michael Morrison, Porscha Dobson, Kavonnah Dobson, Jamaal Smith (Ashley), Jonathan Bowman (Iyana), Alfred Dobson Jr., Thirteen (13) Great Grandchildren, one sister Minnie L. Grant, two brothers Willie M. Taylor (Jan), Isaiah Albright (Almonia), a Goddaughter Minnie Pearl Grant-Simmon (Bobby), a Godson Joseph Grant, a dear lifetime friend Mrs. Hattie Duncan, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and her Faith Temple Baptist Church Family. "Her children rise up and call her blessed". - Proverbs 31:28
I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. - 2 Timothy 4:7
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