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Dorothy Mae Buckley  1932 – 2021

Dorothy Mae Buckley of Beaumont, Texas

June 2, 1932 – February 26, 2021

Dorothy Mae Wise-Buckley 88 of Beaumont, TX; departed this life on February 26, 2021 peacefully, while at her home with her daughter. Dorothy clicked her heels and told God she was ready because there is no place like Home.

Services will be Saturday, Mar. 06, 2021 at Jesus Christ Baptist Church 480 Calhoun St Beaumont, TX. Visitation will begin at 10AM until Funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery Beaumont, TX.

Dorothy was born June 2, 1932 in Bunkie, Louisiana to Lucille Johnson-Wise and Eugene Wise Sr.

In 1953 after the death of her mother, Dorothy moved to Beaumont with her brothers and sisters. She was a faithful member at Pilgrim Rest MBC, under the leadership of the Late Rev ML Williams Sr, where she served as a faithful Usher.

Dorothy went on to join First Union Baptist Church with her husband, the late Alton Buckley, under the leadership of the late Rev E.B. Hendrix, where she served faithfully as Usher. She also served under the leadership of Rev Leo Cretian, at Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Dorothy’s final church home was under the leadership of Rev Charles Davis, Jesus Christ Missionary Baptist Church, where she was known as the mother of the church. She was affectionately called “Mother Buckley”.

She worked over 20 years at Cathedral in The Pines where she was loved by the late Pastor Dabney and the entire church family.

Dorothy’s family LOVED her and to them, no one could fry chicken or cook pinto beans better than she did. She was LOVED by all she met, and she LOVED all those she met. She was One in A Million.

We know she will be standing at the doors of Heaven ushering in all GOD’S Angels.

Preceded in death by her Husband Alton Buckley; both Parents; Sons Michael D. Wise and Alfred (Jr) Wise; Grandson James (VINCE) Jimmons, II; Sisters Gladys Wise, Lillie Mae Wise-Harden, Rosalee Wise-Williams, and Mary Ann Wise; Brothers Dr. Rev Eugene Wise Jr, Bobby Joe Wise Sr, and Columbus Wise Sr.

Dorothy leaves to mourn: Sisters: Florence Wise-Alexander and Delores Wise-Soco; Brothers: Leandrew Wise Sr and George Vickers; Daughter Dorothy Wise-Senigaur; Granddaughters: Iris (Nikki) Senigaur, Ashley Burton, Dorothy (Doty) L. Wise, Halee Wise ,Tiara Booker, Sanirah (Shay) Johnson, and CaSandra Jimmons; Grandsons: Geary (Dwight) Senigaur Jr (LaCresha), Michael R Wise, Macks L Wise (Madawnna), Alfred Marquel Smith, Tameron Burton, and Damien Nixon; 21 Great grandchildren, 3 Great-great grandchildren, and a hosts of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and Church Family.

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