Dorothy Whitehead

Obituary of Dorothy Allie Whitehead

Dorothy “Allie” Delbridge Whitehead of Manchester, TN, departed this life on August 30, 2021. She was born June 19, 1932 to the late parents, Will R. and Zetta M. (Hollis) Delbridge, in Bell Buckle, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Thurman Ralph Whitehead; two brothers, Robert Delbridge and Billy Delbridge; and three sisters, Betty Jones, Della Bland and Mildred “Irene” Nelson. Dorothy was a longtime resident of Nashville especially in the Donelson community. She worked at being a housewife and mother but also enjoyed working 10+ years at Genesco. She loved spending time with her grandchildren taking them to yard sales and flea market. She also bought each grandchild a season tickets to Opryland Theme Park and spent many days with them there. Dot loved growing roses with yellow being her favorite color rose. She enjoyed backyard cookouts with family and friends. Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Johnny (Jannette) Whitehead and David (Sherry) Whitehead; six grandchildren, Jonathan (Emily) Whitehead, Joshua (Christina) Whitehead, Rachel (Mark) Massengale and Philip (Amanda) Whitehead, Brent Whitehead and Connor (Colby) Whitehead; eight great grandchildren; Jaden, Ashton, Daniel, Valorie, Luke, Everly, Sawyer and Malachi; sisters Nell Douglas of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Lois Key of Krum, TX; many nieces, nephews and friends. Arrangements to be determined at a later date.
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