Dorothy Reed Felder, 90, passed away, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mandeville, La.
Dorothy Ray Felder was born January 12, 1923, in Oktibbeha County to the late Georgia Lee Justice Reed and Raymond Bell Reed. Mrs. Felder was a 5th Grade School Teacher for the West Point Public School System for 29 years. Early in her teaching career she taught at Pheba, while a military wife, she taught schools in Boston area before her husband retired from the Navy and returning to West Point. Dorothy Reed Felder married Kelly Rufus Felder December 9, 1944, at the Pheba Baptist Parsonage, he preceded her in death March 9, 1966. Mrs. Felder loved her family and friends and was a wonderful friend and neighbor. She was an active member at First Baptist Church-West Point. An avid sports fan, enjoying West Point High School Greenwave Baseball and Basketball.
She once was awarded the WPHS Booster Club Best Fan award. She spent many hours enjoying Mississippi State University Sports with friends. Dorothy was a graduate of Mississippi State University where she received her Masters Degree in Education. She was an member of Martha Chapter #53, Order of the Eastern Star. Dorothy was active with the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion. She was also a charter member of the Alpha Iota Chapter, that was chartered May 8, 1976, of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honorary Society of Women Educators. After retirement she worked as Pink Lady at North MS Medical Center and gave freely of her time for work at the Food Pantry.
Funeral services are Friday, June 14, 2013, 2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Felder Jones (Bill) of Mandeville, LA; three grandchildren; William A. Jones, II, Kelly Jones Montgomery (Randall), and Brittany Jones Bruner (Michael); Three great grandchildren; Reed Anderson
Montgomery, Molly Evelyn Montgomery, and Arden Kelly Montgomery; her brother in law, William Eickel of Metarie, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews of whom all she loved. Preceding her in death was her son, Lewis Reed Felder October 16, 1965. She was one of five children also preceding her were her brother and sisters Byron Reed, Lucille Reed Love, Lois Reed Clark, and Virginia Reed Eickel.
Pallbearers are William A. Jones, II, Randall E. Montgomery, Michael Bruner, Doug Necase, Bill Love and Laymon Watson.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 794, West Point, MS 39773 or to Diabetes Foundation of
Mississippi, 800 Avery Blvd, Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS 39157-5225.
Visitation is Friday, noon - 2 p.m. service time at Calvert Funeral Home.
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