Dollie Loftice Black

July 24, 1925 - September 8, 2016

Dollie Jim (Loftice) Black of Colleyville, Texas, formerly of Harper, Texas, passed away on September 8, 2016 at the age of 91.  She was born on July 24, 1925 to Pearl Otto and “Sweetie” Catherine Lorena (Blackwell) Loftice in McKinney, Texas.  Dollie married Francis Marion Black on September 3, 1946 in Hebbronville, Texas.  During WWII, she worked for the United States Secret Map Service in San Antonio, Texas during the European invasion.   After moving to McKinney, Dollie worked for Ashborn Hospital in McKinney. She then attended Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton. When Dollie was 42 years old, she went back to school and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M International and her Master’s degree from Texas A&I Kingsville.  She taught at Laredo Community College retiring after 14 years of service.  Dollie was a member of First Baptist Church in Harper, Texas where she was an active member of the Women’s Missionary Union.

Dollie is survived by her son, Michael Black and wife, Chiwila of McKinney; daughter, Cindy Black Rayborn and husband, Russell of Colleyville; grandchildren, Lisa Garlington and husband, Brian, Savannah Blades, Derek Black, Dallas Rayborn, Whitney Rayborn, Kunda Mumba; great-granchildren, Paityn and Andrew Garlington; brother, Paul Loftice of Van Alstyne; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sisters, Sarah Esralian, Laura Freeman and Camilla Loftice.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, September 16, 2016, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening, September 15, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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It is with great sadness that I learned of Dollie's death. She was always so kind to me when I would go to your house to play, or for sleep-overs. I will always remember all the wonderful meals she shared with me as I grew up. She always set the example for how to be caring and loving towards everyone. I have many wonderful memories of her home in Mirando City and I was so happy I got to see her at the Mirando City High School reunion. Cindy, I hope you and Michael can remain strong and well during this difficult time. May you find grace and peace in your memories. With love...... Norma Guajardo Cano, September 18, 2016 My heart goes out to Dolly's family and friends. She was a wonderful, loving mother and friend and had a huge influence on my life growing up. She was a great roll model for a young teenager growing up in a small town. Rest in Peace. Sandra Moreno Haire, September 15, 2016 Rest in peace Ms Dolly. I'll never forget When you said to me, "you're never to old to learn a new career." I was 46 when I went into the police academy and later became the first female constable in Webb county. Love and respect you forever.
Annette, September 14, 2016 So very sorry in hearing of your Mother's passing. In case you do t recognize my name I am the the daughter of Billy & Margaret Phillips who ranched in Mirando City. Denise Phillips Carothers, September 14, 2016 Prayers for your family, Cindy. After reading about your mom, I can see where you got a lot of your love for teaching. Jane Ann Rhoten, September 14, 2016 My deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mother Cindy and Mike and your families. My she rest in peace , as you may also have peace in your families life.
Pete Molina, September 13, 2016 Rest in Peace Dollie...... Loukas Filippou, September 13, 2016 I was honored to have been your caregiver and your friend for the last year. You are like a grandma to me and I am going to miss you dearly. May you Rest In Paradise Ms Dollie. Condolences to the family. Cheryl Hoover, September 13, 2016 So sorry to hear about Dollie.She was always such a good sister in law I'm sure she has already reunited with Sarah.PRAYERS are with you Cindy and Mike. Love Y'all.Uncle Chuck. CHARLES ESRALIAN, September 10, 2016 Aunt Dollie was the most wonderful person you would ever hope to meet. She absolutely adored my mother, Sarah Whit, who was very close to her in age and character. I am Sarah's middle son, 65 years old and have known Dollie and Uncle Marion my entire life. We visited them many times in the dry, hot, oil town where they lived for many years in Mirando City, Texas. We also visited them when they moved to Harper, TX. We always looked forward to Aunt Dollies' letters typed on her old cursive typewriter. She eventually became a College Professor of English and graduated from college "summa cum laude". Towards the end of her eventful and joyous Christian life, she came into the vicious grip of Alzheimer's which robbed her of her sharp mind. We are joyful because we got the privilege of knowing her all these years. And we enjoyed all the beauty around her. Finally, we rejoice now as the Lord welcomes her home, where she deserves to be. Love Always, Michael Jim & Shirley Esralian
Micchael Jim Esralian, September 10, 2016