Holly Springs Funeral Home

Dottie Tomlinson

Our Mom earned her wings on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.  She was born on July 15, 1933 in Georgiana, AL to (Kenneth) KL and Dorothy Huggins.  Her sister Sarah (Bob) Hurst of Panama City, FL joined the Huggins household three years later.  Mom attended MSCW in Columbus, MS until she married Bart Tomlinson, Jr. at Kessler Air Force chapel in Biloxi, MS just prior to his departure to Japan with the Air Force.
Mom owned The Bootery (shoe store) for six years and co-owned the Western Auto (which was owned by her parents from 1936 to 1966) with her husband Bart Jr. until retiring in 2003.  She held offices and was very active in Friends of the Library, First United Methodist Church, The Town & Country Garden Club and other organizations.  She sang in the choir and was in the prayer and evangelical group at FUMC.  The job she loved the most was being a mother.
Mom loved to travel, garden, read, cook, bake, puzzle and shop.  (Did I say shop?) She enjoyed her movie days and outings with many lifelong friends.  Mom was a faithful Christian who attended FUMC all her life.  The church was her second family.  Animals held a tender spot for our Mom as she gave many a lucky dog or cat a home. 
We know words can never describe what a special, loved person she was to her loved ones and friends or how special she made her home for all those who got to visit.  You were just blessed if you knew her.
Her daughters (3) – Cyndi (Phil) Troskey, Tami (Roger) Overall, Sarah (Barry) Johnson and her one son Bart Tomlinson miss her love.  Mom loved her grands (7) – Elizabeth and Christine Troskey, Ashley and Josh Overall, Parker and Logan Tomlinson and Brooke Johnson.  She was also blessed to have 6 great grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren.
Visitation is at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 3 and her church service will follow at 2:00 p.m..  Both will be held at First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs, MS.  Mom will join Dad (Bart Jr.) and her parents (KL & Dorothy) on Monday, April 5th at Hillcrest Cemetery at 9 am.
Pallbearers are Bart Tomlinson, Phil Troskey, Roger Overall, Barry Johnson, Josh Overall and Dylan Gober.
Memorials can be sent to First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs, MS.

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