Obituary for Dorothy Marie Cosier
Bossier City LA
Dorothy Marie Cosier went peacefully to her heavenly home on March 29, 2023, at the age of 93. A memorial service will be held for Dorothy at 2:00 Saturday May 6, 2023, at Cypress Baptist Church in Benton, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Tommy Patton. Visitation will be held from 1:30 -2:00 on Saturday May 6, 2023.
Dorothy was born in Hughes Springs, Texas on August 21, 1929, to Rev. Roy and Annie V. Collum. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Rev. Roy Collum Jr, brother Charles Collum, sister Jenny, husband Harold Cosier, and son John. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Margaret Wolf and husband Ed, grandchildren Jennifer Long (Robbie), and Kimberly Manning (Jake), of Brandon, MS, Matthew Wolf (Vikki), and Tyler Wolf, of Bossier City, LA, 6 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorothy, Harold, and their children were an Air Force family that traveled all around the world. While stationed in Tacoma, WA, Dorothy began working at the Social Security office as a Service Representative, where she worked for many years and made many friends. She and Harold served in their church, teaching Sunday School and singing in the choir. Dorothy loved playing the piano, and often filled in for the church pianist. Five years after Harold retired from the Air Force in 1968, the family moved to Jackson, MS in 1973, where Dorothy worked for the Jackson Social Security office. She continued teaching Sunday School and singing in the choir at Oak Forest Baptist Church in Jackson and later at Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton MS.
Dorothy was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved people, loved to entertain friends in the home, and loved singing and playing her piano. Every family dinner was a fine china occasion and tablecloths were a must. You could often hear her singing around the house. You could hear her sing anything from hymns, old songs from her childhood, like “Put your shoes on Lucy” when you were about to leave the house. Later in life, when she could no longer play the piano, she loved collecting dolls. As her caregivers at Savanna Grand can attest, she loved her dolls to the very end. She also loved her caregivers. They were like family to us, and we will always be grateful for the loving, gentle care they gave her. The family would also like to express their appreciation to the staff of Gentiva Hospice for your loving care and kindness. She will be greatly missed.
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore have hope; Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness! Lamentations 3:21-23.