Dorothy Rose White Baxter was born on July 18, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was the first of five children born to Samuel Elijah White and Ella Mae Copeland White. After a brief illness she transitioned from this life on March 08, 2022.
Dorothy graduated from Pearl High School in Nashville, Tennessee. She never lost sight of her goal to pursue higher education. Later in life, she further her education by attending Tennessee State University and receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
Dorothy was previously married to Allen Baxter, Jr (deceased) and four children were born to this union. Dorothy worked at Armstrong Tire Company for several years and subsequently for Pirelli Tire following their purchase of Armstrong Tire Company. She volunteered to serve her country by joining the Tennessee Army National Guard and Tennessee Army Reserves. Dorothy’s honorable 19 years of dedication and faithful service to the United States led to her earning the Army Commendation Medal and Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Samuel White and Ella Copeland White Warfield; brother Harold L. White; sisters Rita G. Warfield and Marion D. Bright.
Left to cherish her memories are sons Alexander Baxter, Antonio Maurice (Dartheia) Baxter, Allen Sylvester Leon (Georgette) Baxter, Alonzo Marcelous (Latrice) Baxter and daughter Denise LaChelle Baxter; grandchildren Alicia Jones, Durell Johnson, Alexandria Williams, Antwain Baxter, Antonio Baxter Jr., D’Angelo Baxter, Jazmyn Baxter, Latonya Nicole Scruggs, Tiffany Baxter, Taneka Baxter, Cheldon Brown, T'ky Gardner, Justin Baxter, Jordan Baxter, Dennis Baxter, Deon Baxter, Charelle Baxter, DeBrian Baxter, DeVonte Baxter; brothers Samuel R. White, Sidney R. Warfield, sister Wanda Faye Russell; cousins Emma Mitchem, Gloria Edmondson; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation Friday, March 18, 2022, 10-11 with funeral to follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Jefferson Street. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery North.