Dorothy Mathews has been a resident of Southeast Texas for her entire life. She and her husband Michael of 41 years have four children and seven grandchildren. Raising children with strong family values has always been of great importance to Michael and Dorothy. Michael has worked hard in the construction business as a welder for 37 years. Dorothy devoted her life to the care and well being of her family. She has always planned family get-togethers for every holiday ensuring that her family, as well as extended family, knows the important things in life… each other. She really is the center of her entire family. When you’re around Dorothy you know you’re loved. You are going to get a genuine smile with a big hug. You’ll have food on your plate, clothes to wear, transportation to where you need to be and even a photo of it all to prove it. Dorothy Sue truly is a product of Southeast Texas! Her love for the outdoors and emphasis on a strong family bond is evident in her children’s lives today. She has always planned frequent family camping and fishing trips making sure her children enjoyed their childhood and had a love for the outdoors. One of Dorothy’s passions is photography so she now enjoys spending time with her 7 grandchildren making sure their precious memories are captured in photographs. Her nurturing personality draws others to her and has led her to helping young women get through very hard times in their lives.
The past several years Dorothy has been ill and has not been able to participate in the activities she enjoys as much as she would like too. She was diagnosed with liver cancer in early April 2013 and found out that her only chance of survival is a liver transplant. As of July 2, 2013, Dorothy is officially on the transplant list and the procedure is expected to take place within nine months to a year.