Janet Dickson Dockery

Published 8:31 am Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Janet Dickson Dockery, a wonderful wife and mother, met her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Janet’s great-grandson, Noah Smith, and her beloved father-in-law, Ward Dockery, await her in heaven.

Visitation was held at Valley View Baptist Church on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 6-8 p.m.

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The service to honor Janet’s life was held at Valley View Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. Her son, the Rev. Drew Dockery, presided with Memory Chapel Funeral Home directing.



Janet is dearly loved by her husband of 38 years, Andy Dockery. She is loved by her  daughters, Cindy (Rusty) Lee and Julia Dockery; her two sons, Lee (Deedee) Dockery and Drew (Lori) Dockery. She is also loved and cherished by her parents, Bob and Doris Dickson; her sister, Sylvia (Vince) Symon; and a loving mother-in-law, Elizabeth Dockery. She has seven grandchildren that she adores: Jennifer (James) McNutt, Jessica Dockery, Jamie Lee, Miranda Hoffman, Clay Hoffman, Ava Drew Dockery and Annie Dockery. She also has four great-grandchildren whom she loves dearly: Alex Dockery, Carder McNutt, Christian McNutt and Grayson McNutt.

She was the greatest example of a Proverbs 31 woman. As a wife and Momma, she always put her children before herself. She sacrificed so much to demonstrate her love for them.

The words that describe her as a wife and mother are selfless, strong, tender, elegant, graceful, loving, and above all else, she was Christ-like.

She was the greatest example of a helpmate for her husband. She and her husband made a great team as they faithfully served the Lord together. She was the best example to her children. She was the best Christian her children ever knew.

You knew she loved Jesus before she ever said a word. She was always kind, loving and gracious to everyone she ever met. She was a hard worker, a wonderful homemaker, an incredible Momma, the most amazing mother-in-law, a wonderful grandmomma, a terrific daughter and her children’s biggest fan and supporter.

She was the glue that held them all together. She had the best outlook and attitude, no matter what the situation or circumstances. She saw the best in everyone and every situation.

She had a special place in her heart for all children, and spent her life loving children and impacting them to love Jesus and to follow Him.

She especially adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her greatest joy and hobby was loving on her babies. Her family will dearly miss her and their earthly relationship with her, but they know beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is at home with Jesus and is worshiping Him right now. They know that she had a smile on her face as she heard Jesus say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant!” They know they will see her again soon.

Pallbearers will be Rusty Lee, John-Claude Parker, Ken Carter, Doug Nelson, Tom Nelson, Mattie Nelson and George Hinson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the following honorary pallbearers and thank them for their love, support, and most of all, for their prayers as they have made this journey. Honorary pallbearers are Ridgecrest Baptist family, Rosedale Baptist family, Taylorville Baptist family, Gilgal Baptist family, Cornelius Chapel Baptist family, Valley View Baptist family, Skyland Baptist  family, her many friends from Skyland Baptist Day Care, friends from Alabama Department of Transportation, friends from Cook’s Pest control, Chaplain Ron Wilson, all of the wonderful nurses and staff at Hospice of West Alabama, Dr. George Miller, Dr. John Miller, Dr. Bostic, the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, Dr. Salzman, Dr. Forero and UAB Department of Oncology.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama and Gideon’s International.