Fannie Mae Dockery

March 12, 1954 - June 24, 2017
Baldwin, MI



Saturday, July 1, 2017
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Alt & Shawmut Chapel
2120 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-8263
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Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

John 14:1-3

Fannie Mae Dockery was born March 12, 1954, to loving parents, Johnnie and Early Bee Owens in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the sixth oldest of eleven children.

Fannie loved God and was a faithful member of Famous Hill Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Oscar C. Johnson. She was a member of the choir and had a beautiful voice. She loved reading, learning and talking about the Word of God.

After attending public school in Ferndale, Michigan, Fannie worked as a secretary for the Armed Force Recruiting Office, then at Providence Hospital.

During Fannie’s marriage to Joe Dockery, she had a son Joe Jr. and daughter Marvetta Dockery; additionally, she had a special daughter, Chante Desmukes. She had thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was proud of each of them.

Fannie was a kind-hearted, happy, and well-dressed person. She loved to cook and was the life of every party. She did not hide her feelings about any situation of person, she had her own style and was unique.

After an illness, Fannie passed this life on June 24, 2017, and will be truly missed by her loving family and friends. Her parents, Johnnie and Early Bee Owens, and two siblings, Early and Shirley preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her loving memory: children, Joe, Marvetta and Chante; grandchildren, Anthony, Travis, Shanese, Tierra, Mark, Tamond, Taveda, Jayland, Joe, Kiesha, Blake, Chance, and Chase; nine great-grandchildren, Travis Jr., Shamyra, Lauren, Douglas, Myla, Laniya, London, Zoey, and Kimani; sister, Addie Martin-Jones; Bobby (Lucy), Eddie (Cindy), John (Shari), James, Larry (Angella), Kenney (Regina), and Delwayne (Leann); a special friend, Gregory Lynn Jackson; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, other family and friends.