Dorothy Marie Rose, 51 of Saucier, passed away Friday at Dixie White House in Pass Christian. She was born October 14, 1968 at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, the daughter and eldest child to Larry E. and Martha Ann (Alexander) Wedgeworth. Dorothy grew up in Saucier a true South MS country girl from the start. She enjoyed the outdoors, farming, gardening, fishing and playing with her sister and brother when possible. Picking and canning vegetables, cooking and other things came natural for her and served her well in life. Dorothy married Andy Williams as a teenager, making their home in the Success community early on. She was able to stay home and take care of her family and girls, which she loved to do, teaching them the things that were valuable to her. Later in life she married Rickey Rose and they also made their home in Saucier. Dorothy called Harrison county home her entire life. She is remembered as a loving daughter, sister and mother to her children. She loved to cook, and even though many times it was more an experiment than anything, it was always good to eat. She was the only one who could duplicate her Granny Estelle's chicken & dressing, could make biscuits from scratch and just about any type of cake or pie you wanted. Dorothy adored her grandkids, her animals and true country music. A more loving and caring mother one could not find, instilling the importance of family to her kids. She was the type that made sure everyone got something for Christmas. She enjoyed things like collecting cookie jars and cookbooks, though she rarely if ever followed a recipe, Elvis Presley, but her excitement came from holiday get-togethers and meals with family. An outwardly happy woman and mother who was so proud of her kids, Dorothy was also proud of her Pascagoula Indian heritage and a member of the Pascagoula River Tribe. Though she leaves this life far too soon, she will definitely be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded by her father, Larry Earnest Wedgeworth; paternal grandparents Sebron and Estelle Wedgeworth, maternal grandfather Felix Sonnier; her uncle, Zach Wedgeworth, and her husband, Rickey Rose. Left to cherish her memories are: her daughters, Rebecca (Aaron) Grob of Kiln and Ashley (Daniel) McCurrie of Daytona Beach, FL; her mother Martha Ann Tarver of Poplarville and grandmother Gladys Bastian of Gulfport; sisters Jackie (Neil) Polk of Kiln, Vickie Hutcherson of Saucier and Casey (Jay) Savage of Wiggins, with her brother Billy Sam (Jewell) Wedgeworth of Goose Creek, SC, and her step-mother Genny Kay Wedgeworth. Dorothy leaves a legacy of eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, along with numerous extended family and friends. A graveside memorial will be held Saturday morning, September 19th at 10:00 AM in the Larry E. Wedgeworth Cemetery off Nobles Road in Saucier. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Rose family in their time of need, asking everyone to keep them in your thoughts and prayers over the coming days.
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