Posted: Tue 10:03 AM, Dec 03, 2013
Funeral Home: Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home
Dorothy Fazzino Cummings Neilson died unexpectedly Friday, November 22, 2013 in her home.
A memorial/tribute service is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, December 5, at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, 1161 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland, Miss. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. service time. Dorothy will be laid to rest in Bryan, Texas alongside her mother and father, Nita and Pete Fazzino, and sister, Katherine Marino.
She was born in Bryan, Texas and has five surviving siblings: Rosie Sebek, Bennie Belknap, Johnny Fazzino, Mary Frances Hardin and Pete Anthony Fazzino. Dorothy is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bob Whitten; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Jennifer Cummings; grandchildren, Samantha, Tyler and Travis Cummings and great-grandchildren, Naomi, Helen and Silas Cummings.
Passionate about God, “Dott” served Jesus of Nazareth in numerous ways, impacting many lives through personal and organized settings. Over the years, she served her community and neighbors as president of the St. Dominic Auxiliary, St. Richard's Church Parish Council, tennis committee chairman - Jackson Country Club and many others.
After co-founding a local steel company and working there vigorously for 23 years (including CEO of the company), Dorothy was semi-retired and office manager at Sitters, LLC.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.