Dortha Jewel Ezell, 80, of Drasco, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday May 29, 2017.

Born July 15, 1936, she is the daughter to the late Roy and Roseanna Davis Steadman.

Living in Drasco for all of her life, Dortha, and her late husband Marvin, raised cattle, chickens, vegetable gardens, and their children. Dortha also worked for many years at The Country Store in Drasco. There she was able to visit with everyone in the community. Granny, as she was known by many, loved her church, Drasco General Baptist; sewing, cooking, gardening, flowers and her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Left to cherish Granny’s memory are her sons, Leon and wife Nancy Ezell of Drasco, Dennis and wife Tammy Ezell of Quitman, Dewayne and wife Kim Ezell of Drasco; grandchildren Darriel and wife Jessica Ezell of Quitman, Vanessa and husband Paul Rogers of New Caney, TX, Samantha and husband Ryan Morgan of Fayetteville, Roseanna Ezell of Quitman; great- grandchildren Caitlin and Ryan Ezell, Susannah, Matthew, and Deanna Rogers, many nieces, nephews, friends, and other family.

Dortha is preceded in death by her parents, husband Marvin Ezell, and brother, Billy Jack Steadman.

Visitation will be Friday June 2 from 6 to 8pm at the Drasco General Baptist Church. Services will be Saturday at 10am at the Drasco General Baptist Church with Brothers Dennis Ezell, Samuel Wildmon, and Billy Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in Sipes Cemetery in Drasco.

Arrangements entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service of Clinton. To sign Dortha’s book of memories, go to