Meta Darlene (Ramsey) Dotson

Jun. 24, 2013 @ 11:54 PM

Meta Darlene (Ramsey) Dotson of North Port, FL passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte. Darlene, as she was called by her family, was born in Sarasota, FL on February 26, 1948 to J.W. and Helen (Sweeting) Ramsey, who preceded her in death. Darlene was the fourth of seven children.

Darlene was raised in Lafayette, IN and was a graduate of Jefferson High School, class of 1966. She worked for a number of years as a telephone operator for GTE in Lafayette and then worked in various retail settings, working the last 13 years for Walmart in Sevierville, TN. She lived in Tennessee for 34 years on Douglas Lake and loved the mountains, the forest and the lake. Darlene was a sweet, loving, hard working person who fiercely loved her daughter, grandchildren and all of her Christian Faith. She will be missed greatly by all of those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her spouse of 35 years, Jim Dotson of Sevierville, TN; daughter, Tiffany (Dotson) Hoover; grandson, Zach and twin granddaughters, Jasmine and Isabella; siblings, Hallie (Larry) Conn, J.W. (Leslie) Ramsey of Bloomington, IN, Teddie (Bonnie) Ramsey of Bluffton, IN, Douglas (Sandy) Ramsey of Sarasota, FL, Bonnie Shank of Sarasota, FL and Carol (Lynn) Mask of North Port, FL and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 6 to 8 PM at McKee Funeral Home, 14538 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL.

A Going Home Service will be held at New Hope Community Church, 5600 Biscayne Drive, North Port, FL on Thursday, June 27, at 11:00 AM.

For online condolences, please visit www.mckeenorthport.com.