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Dorothy Annette Quattlebaum

Dorothy Annette Quattlebaum was born July 9, 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina to the late Ovell and Operlene Givhan.

Dorothy was raised in Beloit, Wisconsin and graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1974. Dorothy graduated college at Upper Iowa University with a degree in Sociology. Dorothy worked with at-risk children for over 30 years. She developed a love for helping children from her parents. Dorothy has hosted over 50 foster children during her life. Through the years Dorothy enjoyed gardening, interior decorating and traveling. Most of all Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was the life of the party, liked to laugh and have a good time. She will be remembered for having a good heart and just being an overall sweet person.

Dorothy married Willie Quattlebaum in 1984 in Beloit, Wisconsin. To this union Dorothy had two children, La-Dreya Givhan of Mableton, Georgia and Willie “Jairay” Quattlebaum (Katiela) of Monroe, Georgia. Dorothy also cherished 5 step-children from WIllie’s first marriage; the late Rodney Fair (Natasha) of Rockford, Illinois, Kim Sisson of Saint Louis, Missouri, Andre Quattlebaum (Virginia) of Rockford, the late Theresa Quattlebaum of Rockford and Patricia Quattlebaum of Plano, Texas. Dorothy also has one grandchild Brooklyn Quattlebaum of Monroe, Georgia. 19 step-grandchildren and 18 step-great grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by children La-Dreya, Jairay, Kim, Andre and Patricia. She is also survived by sister Linda Givhan of Orlando, Florida, brother Steven Givhan (Susan) of South Beloit, Illinois, sister-in-law Annette Williams of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Dorothy Guinyard of West Columbia, South Carolina, Mary Louise Prince of Orangeburg, Betty Stevenson of West Columbia, Arvlette Quattlebaum of Brooklyn, New York, David Henry Quattlebaum of Orangeburg, special nieces Sondra Verser (Michael) of Ocoee, Florida, Keely Givhan of Tempe, Arizona, special nephew Martin Quattlebaum, special friends Ethel Evans of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stephanie Bradley-Wilson of Madison, Wisconsin, Bernetta Johnson of Madison, Robin Berry of Belvidere, Illinois, Leslie Bridges of Beloit, Wisconsin, Joann Wilson of Beloit, Wendy Martin of Beloit, Sherry Martin of Beloit and a host of nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by husband Willie Ray Quattlebaum, father Ovell Givhan, mother Operlene Givhan, brother Kenneth Givhan, brother David Givhan, father-in-law George Quattlebaum Sr., mother-in-law Bessie Mae Quattlebaum, brother-in-law George Quattlebaum Jr., sister-in-law Martha Quattlebaum, step-son Rodney Fair and Theresa Quattlebaum.

A celebration of life will be announced soon.

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  1. Jairay says:

    Love you mom.

  2. Lea Uresti says:

    You were most certainly a beacon of light for all those who knew you! Rest well, cousin Dot. Rest well.

  3. Keely says:

    Love you Aunt Dot and Thank you for everything

  4. Evelyn Williams says:

    RIP Dorothy. We went through it all.

  5. Glenda Buhmeyer says:

    Rest in peace Dot….

  6. Leon Berry says:

    Rest In Paradise Dot!

  7. Tiffany QBaum says:

    We’ll miss them laughs for sure Gma. You & Gpa are finally resting peacefully!


    I Love and Miss You Dot. I’m So thankful for All the Great memories of you. Get ur rest Queen

    • George Leisher says:

      Dot was always a kind and loving person. I alway remember her for that. It was a joy to know her through the years. I enjoyed seeing her and her husband at the class reunion. Rest in peace Dot! I will always remember you ❤!

    • Carolyn Evans says:

      God makes no mistakes your work down here was complete and you definitely left your mark. Now RIH Sweetheart. We love you and will miss you! ❤🩶❤🩶

  9. Helen Perry says:

    So sorry to hear this she was such a sweet lady and always greeted me with a smile. She will be missed my heart and prayers go out to the family!

  10. Dara McAlister says:

    I love you, Dot, and will always miss you

  11. Larry says:

    It was always a bright spot in my day when I got to transport you for your appointment’s. R.I.P. Dorothy and say hi to Ray

  12. Deona Mickens says:

    Love you Dot! You will always remembered as a light! I thank you for the talks we had, and even the last discussion. But I thank you mostly for your love and friendship of mom, and our family!

  13. Sheila Marshall says:

    Dot, you will be greatly missed💕💕 It was always a joy to talk with you!! Rest in Peace 💕💕

  14. Kristie Borgwardt says:

    Always bringing a smile to my face whenever we would meet! RIP dear Dat! <3333333

  15. Kristie Borgwardt says:

    Always bringing a smile to my face whenever we would meet! RIP dear Dat! Condolences to the family. <3333333

  16. Shawn McClairn says:

    You always had an encouraging word, showing love to all who met you. We will miss you, tell Willie hello. Rest in peace; job well done. Love you my friend.

  17. Larry and YOLONDA BALDWIN says:

    To the family of DOT we would like to offer up our deepest condolences . May she RIP!

  18. Carla Rutherford says:

    Dot you will always be missed by all the families you have encouraged, taught, cared for and prayed for.
    I want to thank your family for always allowing you to take time to open your heart and home to others.
    We shall meet again, until then enjoy your time with the Father and your heavenly family.

  19. Alicia Anne Landry-Uemura says:

    Dot, Bless you. My deep condolences to your family. You were a blessing in my life.
    Thank you.

  20. Robert Lee Montgomery says:

    Love you cuz R.I.P and you will be missed, we had so much fun growing up together you will always be my big sis. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I know you are in his presence and you shall never perish.

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