July 06, 1934 - February 18, 2020
Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Markham, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 following a brief illness.
She was born on July 6, 1934 in Columbia County, Florida and daughter of the late Nubia Aaron & Lucy Dora Snellgrove Cason. At a young age, she moved to Jacksonville where she made her home with the love of her life, Ray W. Markham, Sr. and they wed on June 21, 1952. He preceded her in death on February 1, 2017 and they were married 64 years. She was employed with the Duval County Courthouse for several years and for many years, was the Secretary and Pastor’s Ministry Assistant at Highlands Baptist Church. Dot loved to spend time with family and church was her life.
Preceding her in death are her parents, husband and 3 sisters: Frances Brooker, Emma Robbins and Audrey Brown. Surviving family include 4 children: Garry (Pam) Markham, Cheryl (Norman) Runyon, Karen (Bill) Jackson and Ray (Cindy) Markham, Jr.; 9 grandchildren: Chris (Lisa) Markham, Michelle (Forrest) Cornwell, Wesley (Megan) Runyon, Melissa (Bubba) Floyd, Michael Criss, David Criss, Melissa Parrish, Lindsay (Brian) Harrod and Patrick Jackson; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson and a host of church family and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Highlands Baptist Church, 2159 Broward Road, with Dr. Art Taylor, officiating.
Her family will receive guests 1 hour prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church.
Interment will follow on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Jacksonville National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Highlands Baptist Church - 2159 Broward Road - Jacksonville, FL 32218.