RATLIFF CITY — Funeral Services for Mrs. Dorothy Lue (Vansill) Priest-Christian, 90, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017,  at the Living Word Tabernacle of Ratliff City with the Rev. Eugene Christian officiating. Interment will follow at Graham Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City.
Dorothy was born March 1, 1927, at Graham to the late Mr. William Albert Vansill and Mrs. Sarah Stella (Watkins) Vansill. She departed this life on Monday evening on September 4, 2017, at her home in Ratliff City.
Dorothy was raised at Wheeler attending school there. She married Mr. James Thomas Priest on December 5, 1945, and to this union they were blessed with nine children. During these years, Dorothy was a devoted mother and homemaker residing mostly within the Milo area.
Later in life she married George Alexander Christian on September 20, 1985. This union united six more children. Dorothy work outside the home as a waitress and nurses aid. She was employed at the Healdton Nursing Home and as a private caregiver. She also babysat every child of this area at some time. Dorothy enjoyed fishing, sewing, reading, sight seeing and loved playing Wahoo and drinking Big Red soda-pops. She was baptized in 1955 at Flint, Texas, and has been a baptist since.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband , George Christian, on January 28, 1999; infant daughter, Cordlia, on September 12, 1949; son, Jerry Thomas Priest, on July 19, 2008; daughter, Twila Jordan on December 2, 2013; brothers, William Edward Vansill and Loyd Dwight Vansill; grandson, Joshua Hensley, in 2009; granddaughter, Nickie Watkins, in 2010; grandson, William Edward “Chuck” O’Daniel in 2013; and a stepdaughter, Nancy Christian.
Survivors include her children, Dianna Tivis and husband, Jerry of Loco, Dorothy Kolea O’Daniel of the home, Rebecca Sue Pruitt and husband, Jacky, of Panama City, Flor., Mary Jo Priest, of Ardmore, Peggy Lee Peterson, of Duncan, and Patrica Ann Turpin of Ada; step-children, Mary Kathryn King, Shirley Lamb, George Christian, Jr., Henry Lee Christian and Sammy Christian; brother, Jesse Albert Vansill and wife, Betty of Madill; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family.
Casket bearers are Mickey Watkins, Johnny Smith, Jamie Christian, Jaimi Welch, Thomas Wilson and Rick Willis.
Honorary bearers are grandchildren, Patrick, Jimmy, Dustin, Devon, Andrew, James, Heather and Katelyn O’Daniel.
Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday evening at the funeral home in Ratliff City.
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