Holly Springs Funeral Home

Dorothy Vanzant Darling

Dorothy Virginia  84, of Olive Branch, Mississippi passed away on May 13, 2022. She was born September 18, 1937, to Timothy Dabner Vanzant and Callie Pearl Hisaw Vanzant in Cornersville, MS. She was married to George Veryl Gilliam from 1953-1968 and was blessed with four children: Garry, Beverly, Sheila and Robin. She was married to Lester Darling in 1970 until his death in 1996. She was a licensed cosmetologist, but her favorite job was with SFI of TN where she was employed from 1998-2020.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Eulis Vanzant, Ralph Vanzant, WD Vanzant, and Cecil Vanzant and by her sisters, Inez Kirk, Louise Bradley, Peggy Matthews and Joan Farrow. She is survived by two sisters, Marie Bumpas of Olive Branch, MS and Earnestine Maas of Kimberling City, MO. and nieces and nephews that loved "Aunt Dot."

She is also survived by her children, Garry Gilliam of Anchorage, Alaska; Beverly (Charles) Pennington of Bowling Green, KY; Sheila (Dan) Prior of Eads, TN and Robin (Anthony) Henry of Cordova, TN. She left a legacy of 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.  

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 17, from 5:00- 7:00 pm at Memphis Funeral Home in Bartlett, TN.  Visitation and Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, May 18, in the Chapel of the Holly Springs Funeral Home.  A visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, and continue until service time. Burial will be in the Cornersville Cemetery in Potts Camp, MS.

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