Dorothy M. McCall, wife of SGT Major Kenneth L. McCall, Sr. U.S. Army (RET) and a resident of Gambrills, MD, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Rebecca Fortney Inpatient Care Center in Pasadena, MD. She was 85.
Dorothy was born on October 13, 1933 in Washington, D.C., and was the daughter of the late Lawrence Harris and Oma M. Hailey Harris.
Dorothy graduated from Cardoza High School in Washington, D.C. She married Kenneth in June of 1954. She and their family served with him in Germany on two tours and in the United States at Ft. Meade, MD and Ft. Knox, KY. Volunteered her service with the schools her children attended, the scouts and at Ft. Meade, MD Army Community Service where she earned the honor of being their Volunteer of the Year. Upon her husband’s retirement, she continued to serve with the ACS.
After becoming a member of the O’Malley Senior Center in Odenton, MD, she entered their oil painting class and became an astute pupil earning many 1st place prizes at art shows.
Later her interest turned to African American literature that opened up a brand new world to her. She also was active in their flower program.
Dorothy is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Kenneth Lee McCall, Sr.; 2 loving daughters, Cheryl Rivers-Hailey and Nicole Angela McCall; 3 cherished grandchildren, Ronald G. Teagle, Jr., Dominique B. Teagle and Kenneth Lee McCall, III; devoted brother, Albert W. Harris; 6 wonderful sister-in laws; 2 kind brother –in laws and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Lee McCall, Jr.
The family will receive friends at the Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.,1411 Annapolis Road, Odenton, MD 21113 on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm and Friday, May 17, 2019 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. A Celebration of Life and Home Going Service will be held at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122 or American Cancer Society, 555 11th Street NW #300, Washington, DC 20004.