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April 16, 1926 - September 1, 2019
Family and friends of Dorothy Lee Paul Spinks will commemorate her life on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Rose-Neath Southside Chapel in Shreveport, Louisiana. Visitation is at the same location at 9:00 AM before the service. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery.
Dorothy was born in Marksville, Louisiana on April 16, 1926 to Haywood Lincoln Paul and Helen Edwards Paul. She was an only child. After her graduation from Louisiana College, she was an English teacher until her marriage in 1951.
On April 1, 1951, she married Hartley Walter Spinks, a marriage that lasted 53 years until his passing on July 4, 2004. She is survived by her three children, Mark Paul Spinks and wife Elois, of Jefferson, Oregon, Byron Walter Spinks and wife Lynette, of Shreveport, Louisiana, Eileen Faith Spinks Eck and husband Ivan, of Edna, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Coquetta Sue Spinks Erickson, Abigail Grace Spinks Danielsen, Adriane Emily Spinks Caskey, Andrew Ethan Spinks, Katerin Margaret Spinks, Heidi Yvonne Eck, Trisdan Chad Eck, Levi Daniel Eck, Mecia Danielle Eck Miles; seventeen great-grandchildren, Lillian, Judith, Evangeline, Esperanza, Autumn Grace, Ellianna, Emily, Andre, Aiyden, Ethan, Lilah, Titus, Asher, Linus, David, Dustin, and Ellie; and numerous cousins.
Mrs. Spinks was a homemaker and mother and worked as an English teacher, music teacher, and an employee of the U.S. Post Office at various times in her life. She kept a beautiful home and loved to cook. She had many interests including music, art, poetry and sewing. She was accomplished in playing the piano and oil painting. She regarded raising her children and taking care of her husband as a high calling in life. Most of all she loved God, and sought to please Him in how she lived. She was a member of the Church of God and faithfully attended services as long as her health permitted.
Mrs. Spinks departed this life in the early hours of Sunday, September 1, 2019. After 93 years of life, she has finished her course. She had a tender, loving spirit and was known for her hospitality and generosity to all.
The family would like to thank the staff, nurses, and CNAs of Harry Hynes Hospice for their care and support through Dorothy’s lengthy illness, and especially Diane Kirkwood, Valerie Suddock, and Lynette Wherrell for their exceptional compassion and dedication.