Dorothy Frances Neal Baylie
GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 8, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) --Don’t cry for Dorothy. On May 2, 2018, after 100 years on God’s earth, she danced the Charleston up to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Dorothy was heaven on earth - her upbeat personality and love for all of God’s children made her a treasure to everyone she met. A woman who never sat still - she turned cartwheels through her 40’s, played wiffle ball into her 80’s, and was styling “little old church ladies’ hair” in their homes until she was 90.
Born and raised in Lynchburg, TN, Dorothy was one of seven children born to Ella and John Neal. She loved learning and would ride her horse through 6 feet of water (according to Dorothy) and then walk up a steep hill in the snow/rain to a one room schoolhouse. She continued her education after following her sister to Detroit, MI, where she received a degree in cosmetology. There, she met the love of her life, William Baylie and relocated to Magnolia, N.J. where together they opened a florist shop, started/built Berean Baptist Church and had two daughters, Betty and Linda. Her family grew to include two son-in-laws, Edward Barniskis (Linda) and Carl Cutler (Betty), and her favorite part, four grandchildren: Meighan, Erik, Melynda and Evan. She lovingly kept her grandchildren every Saturday and Sunday in order to have them attend Sunday School. Dorothy lived for her grandchildren. As they grew, she added four more grandchildren, their spouses, Jason (Meighan), Dave (Melynda), Stephanie (Evan) and Angie (Erik). Over the last 10 years, Dorothy has had the pleasure of playing with her seven great grandchildren: Graham, Brooks, Beckett, Elle, Emerson, Ember and Eve.
Services were held May 8, 2018 at Wiley Church, 99 E. Main St.,Marlton, NJ 08053 officiated by Pastor Richard Vaughn. Interment was with her late husband in Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill.
Family requests in Dorothy’s memory flowers to viewing and funeral or donations to Wiley Healthcare: 99 East Main Street, Marlton, NJ 08053. Please write in memo: Dorothy Baylie.
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