Obituary for Dorothy Jean Sedlock (Brammer)
Dorothy was greeted by her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, February 25th and reunited with her mother, Lillian Jennings Brammer and father Lawrence Brammer; brothers Don Brammer and "Bruv" Jack Brammer and his wife, Pat.
Dorothy grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. Incredibly blessed with talent and a pinch of spunk, Dorothy was the captain of her South High School basketball team as well as the graphic artist for her class yearbook. She loved to tell her stories of Idora Amusement Park, Handel's ice cream, and life on Ravenwood Avenue. She spoke fondly of her sorority of girlfriends at South High. She worked dedicated hours at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio until her groom, Bob Sedlock, led them to Endicott, New York, Cincinnati, Ohio and Marietta, Georgia. She and her husband enjoyed their retirement in the Bent Tree Community in Jasper, Georgia where she led the Activities Committee as well as designed the Memory Garden.
Since 2008, she had made her home in the Watkinsville/Athens area. She carried on the memory of her mother by baking a batch of her "famous" apple tarts for those she met. Dorothy was a member of Watkinsville First United Methodist Church.
Dorothy led her life using her talents of artistry, ministry and love for family. "Don't let the white hair scare ya!" was a motto she often used. Dorothy pursued all of her passions with full focus and 100% dedication. Her attention to detail was remarkable and shined through her Christian greeting cards, photography, painting, and antique refinishing. Family was a priority for Dorothy. She believed in conversation above television, no interruptions at family mealtime, and attending church as a family. Her grandchildren knew Nana would arrive with her "paw-jects" of arts and crafts for them to enjoy together. Dorothy made sure that their new home had a built-in room under the stairs she called "the special place" just for her grandchildren to relax and have fun.
Whether teaching Sunday school, working with youth groups, singing in the choir, or spreading the Gospel around the world through missions, Dorothy's desire was to have God's light shine through her.
Dorothy spent several years developing tools to be used by those afflicted with Alzheimer’s. She worked closely with a major University during this process. She was asked to speak at several nursing homes to the caregivers. Dorothy would say when reflecting on good times, "Where would we be without our memories?"
Her spirit is carried on by her dedicated husband of 48 years, Bob Sedlock; son Scott Sedlock of Missouri; daughter Wendy Harrison and husband Vic of Bishop; her "friend-for-life" sister, Arlene Brown and husband Bob of Florida; sister-in-law Dee Brammer of Florida; grandchildren Madeline, Olivia, and William Harrison, Stephanie and Savannah Sedlock; and her favorite 14 nieces and nephews.
Dorothy would like everyone who reads this celebration of her life to be motivated to be all that you can be. She believed that you should finish every task Life hands you with your "signature"... as you leave a mark on everything you do... Make your "dash" between life and death a positive influence.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or any charity that seeks to spread the Good News of Dorothy's friend, Jesus.
"I will not forget you. See! I have engraved you in the palm of my hands." Isaiah 49-55:13
Memorial service will be Saturday, March 8th at 11AM at Watkinsville First United Methodist Church.