Dorothy Helen Craig, age 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. She was born January 20, 1930 in Hamlin, TX to Ira and Mittie Milliorn.
Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother. She felt her purpose was to instill the importance of family and Jesus Christ into the lives she touched. She led a quiet life of service - whether it was Christian Service Corps, organizing and cooking countless meals, or holding and rocking babies - in all, she exuded love for her savior. Until the very end, people would say “she’s one of the good ones”, “those eyes just sparkle”, “her smile lights up the room” ..... She will be missed by all and although we are overjoyed for her victory, our lives will be a little less whole until we are together again.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Craig and her parents, Ira and Mittie Milliorn.
She is survived by her sons, David Craig and wife, Wanda and John Craig; daughters, Sharon Alexander and partner, Charles Gosling and Kathleen Rivera and John Mangan; grandchildren, Johnny Craig and wife, Amber, James Craig and wife, Jessica, Jonathan Craig and wife, Whitney, Stefani Potts and husband, Jeff, Brandy Alexander-Irby and husband, David, Paige Poelman and husband, Lance, Chase Rivera and Keely Rivera; son-in-law, Joe Rivera and eleven great-grandchildren.
Services will be officiated by Rusty Fuller and serving as pallbearers will be Johnny Craig, James Craig, Lance Poelman, Jonathan Craig, Joe Rivera and Chase Rivera. Serving as Honorary pallbearers will be Doc Hudson and Virgil Gourlay.
The family will receive visitors at Navarre’s Funeral Home at 2444 Rollingbrook Dr. Baytown, TX 77521 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018, also at Navarre Funeral Home with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Baytown, TX.
If you would like to donate in lieu of flowers, please contribute to Heart to Heart Hospice, 16441 Space Center Blvd. Suite C-300, Houston, TX 77058
To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX 77521, and (281)422-8111.