Dorothy J. Gilkey "Momma Dee," 63, went Home to be with
the Lord on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Dee was born in Erie, Pa., on
March 15, 1955, daughter of the late Duane and Lillian Harkless.
Dorothy was employed by Gannon University.
Dorothy was a member of
Henderson United Methodist Church for
many years, where she sang in the Rainbow Choir and helped serve in the
food pantry. Dee attended services at Greater Calvary Full Gospel
Baptist Church. She loved dancing, music, yard-sales and she never
missed a family function.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter,
Harkless; two sisters,
and an infant brother, Duane Harkless.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her memories her granddaughter, Shaquila
(Shawna); and her grandsons, Shieed Stepp and Jaylin and Sincere
Harkless. She also leaves behind a stepson, Fateen Gilkey; three
sisters, Gail Gilkey (Robert), Susan Harkless (Ted) and Barbara Shields
(Charles); and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and close friends,
including her best friend, Terieva Lyles.
Friends visited with the family from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on
Saturday, April 7, 2018, at The Greater Calvary Full Gospel Baptist
Church, 2624 German Street, where there was a celebration of life at
12 p.m., with Bishop Jesse N. Gavin officiating. Laid to rest in Wintergreen Gorge.
April 06, 2018
My heart and Prayers go out to your Family, You were taken to soon.
April 06, 2018
Auntie this is unreal I miss you and the only memory I know hold on to
is me dropping you off after Aunt Kathy's viewing and us telling each
other I love you not knowing I would never get to talk to you again and
you being in church next to me on Sundays and throwing your hands in the
air and saying praise him! Your voice keeps playing in my head... this
is hard I cried for days and a hard pill to swallow you never judged me
but you always pointed that finger and you would always start off by
saying neice you know I love you followed by but and carry on with a
mini sermon lol I miss you more than I can show I'll see you again Rest
in Paradise and we love you!!!