Mrs. Dorothy Juanita Walters Aldridge, 88, of Blackshear passed away Tuesday morning, April 17, 2018, at Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus.

Born in Quincy, Fla., on Nov. 20, 1929, she had lived in Atlanta during her early years prior to moving to Camden County where she had lived for many years before moving to Pierce County where she had lived since 1989. Mrs. Aldridge had been a sales clerk for the Gentry’s department store for a number of years before becoming a full-time homemaker. She dearly loved her children and grandchildren and was a devoted mama to her girls. She had been very involved with her daughters’ activities growing up including Methodist Youth Fellowship and Girl Scouts where she had been a Girl Scout leader. 

She was a former member of Kingsland United Methodist Church and Mershon Methodist Church and was currently a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsland. She and her late husband, Charles Aldridge, helped start AA and Al Anon in Kingsland and she had been very active with the Al Anon program. After moving to Pierce County, Mrs. Aldridge volunteered her time at the Pierce County Nursing Home as a pink lady — a job she dearly enjoyed. Some of her hobbies included crocheting, reading and gardening. She was blessed with a green thumb and could make anything grow.

She was the daughter of the late Rev. Eddie and Thelma Richards Walters. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Josephine Mobley Walters, who helped raise her after the death of her mother; her husband, Charles Aldridge; a son-in-law, Owen Barnes; and all three of her brothers, Nolan Walters, Everette Walters and Lee Thomas Walters.

Survivors include her three daughters, Annette and Ed Roberson of Colesburg, Elaine and Jim Heath of Kingsland and Margie Barnes of Kempner, Texas; six grandchildren, Chad Roberson, Stafane (Brad) Deen, Tobie (Brian) Huckleby, James (Ashley) Heath, Keisha (Clayton) Tischler and Chris (Susan) Barnes; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mrs. Aldridge was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Pearson-Dial Chapel. Interment was in the Mershon Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Harborview Pierce County Nursing Home Auxillary, 221 Carter Ave., Blackshear, GA 31516.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

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