Dorothy Jean Browning passed away in Milan, Tennessee on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the age of 87. Dorothy was born January 21, 1932 in Grenada, Mississippi to parents Carl and Gladys Stoddard. She moved to Arkansas at a very young age where she went to and graduated from Hughes High School. The family later moved to West Memphis in 1950. After graduating high school Dorothy worked in bookkeeping for Shainberg’s Department Store in Memphis. She later married John W. Browning Sr. and had three children. Dorothy went on to work for the City of West Memphis and Synergy Gas until her retirement in 1998.
Dorothy leaves behind her three children; John Browning of Collierville, Tennessee, Jeff Browning of Piperton, Tennessee and Lisa Browning of Boliver, Tennessee. She also leaves her sister, Carlene Butler. Dorothy will be deeply missed by seven grandchildren; Alicia Bobo, Natalie Bailey, Lauren Browning, Ryan Browning, Beau Browning, Christopher Browning and Brooke Herring as well as twelve great-grandchildren along with her nephew Butch Butler and nieces Kelly Langlois and Carla Willard. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents. Visitation and Service will both take place on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Visitation will begin at 10:30AM and Service at 11:30AM. Burial will take place after at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.