Obituaries

Ronnie Dottory

Date of Birth: 08/21/1952
Date of Death: 09/04/2018

Celebration of Life Services

For

Ronnie Dottory

Visitation

Greater New Guide Baptist Church

3445 Fairfields Avenue

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Saturday, September 8, 2018

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Funeral

Greater New Guide Baptist Church

3445 Fairfields Avenue

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Saturday, September 8, 2018

11:00 am

Officiating

Reverend Isaiah J. Webster

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Melvin M Smith (09/10/2018 11:48 pm)

Mona and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you deal with such a great loss. Ronnie will be missed but not forgotten. He has left all us with great memories and a song in our heart and in our spirit. *What we have once enjoyed we can never lose... All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~Helen Keller **When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. ~Anonymous Father, help those who are hurting today so they may see and know Your loving presence in their darkest hours. Lord, help us to trust You for what we cannot understand. Melvin and Sarah Smith

Maggie Waldrip Cooks (09/09/2018 8:52 pm)

Mona, My deepest condolences. Just heard about this sad time. Always, Maggie Jo

ROBERT BARNES (09/08/2018 8:44 am)

To the family and friends of Ronnie Dottory: Where there is no vision, the people perish… Prov 29:18 (KJV) Ronnie had vision, talent, and leadership. These attributes given to Ronnie by God resulted in the founding of the Black Voices of Mississippi State University. His vision caused us not to perish because left among Ronnie’s legacies -- The Black Voices. Ronnie was more than a friend he was our family. During his time at Mississippi State, many close and strong bonds developed that last until this day. What we are feeling right now as Ronnie’s family and extended is a very seldom welcomed visitor. We search for words, but the words are not there or come up inadequate. So we must turn to the eternal words of God. …” weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15. We are weeping with each other today. Peace and comfort will come in its due time. The Word of God also tells us “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Psalms 55:21-22 (KJV). As family we seek this strength with confidence. We pray this prayer; O dear Lord, We thank you for the family and life of Ronnie as we commemorated and celebrated him today. We also thank you for comfort and peace especially in times like these. We pray without ceasing until the day that we will forever be with the Lord. Amen. On behalf of: Mississippi State University Black Alumni Advisory Council and MSU Black Pioneers

VG (09/08/2018 8:05 am)

To the family of Ronnie Dottory, I extend heartfelt sympathy to you during this time of grief. We all know the enemy death leaves so much pain and a void in our hearts that is so excruciating. Psalm 34:18 says; "Jehovah God is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Soon that Heavenly Kingdom will rule over righteous mankind with eternal blessings. (Matthew 6:9,10)

Connie Kelley Young (09/08/2018 7:00 am)

My deepest condolences to the family. May God Bless and Keep each of you during this time of bereavement and the days that are yet to come. Love and Blessings to you all! Connie Young Class of 1970 Rosa A Temple High School

Eddie S Washington (09/07/2018 12:53 pm)

Condolences and Prays for Ronnies' family. The Black Voices of MSU is a great legacy that he leaves to MSU. The world is really in need of more Ronnies now than ever. He brought joy and hope to so many of us with his friendship and music.

Jerry Randolph (09/07/2018 10:59 am)

I extend to you my condolences and I am praying for you and your family. Ronnie was a true musician. His work to establish the Black Voices remains as one of the signature programs for students at State. Ronnie was a very engaging and cheerful person and I share your loss. 1 Corinthians 6:14 By his power, God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. Jerry Randolph MSU Class of 72

John Madison (09/07/2018 8:42 am)

To those who knew Ronnie, knows that he was maverick, someone you saw life with a deeper meaning. I was at Mississippi State University, during the 1970s, and someone of us was involved with some of his musicals ventures. Ronnie was so lively, and he was such a joy to have known him in his Heavenly journey to perfection. John Madison

W. J. (09/07/2018 7:37 am)

To the family: My condolences to all of you. May the memories you shared together and the promises found at John 6:40 and Acts 24:15 provide you with comfort, strength and hope for the future. We long to see their fulfillment soon. 💐

DOUGLAS & LINDA MILTON (09/07/2018 12:14 am)

Ronnie and I were freshmen roommates at State (almost to the date) forty-eight years ago. Two newly minted eighteen year olds…ready to conquer the world. He was a GREAT roommate, I remember most his kindness, that big ole smile he had and my god, that wonderful voice of his. Mona, Aisha, Bilal, and grandson Matthew, Linda and I send out our deepest sympathy and warmest thoughts to you all. Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time. Von Goethe

Jackie Jackson (09/07/2018 12:14 am)

Sent with our deepest sympathy and prayers. Jackie and Al Jackson

Rae Dillon (09/06/2018 8:35 pm)

Mona and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mere words cannot give you the comfort you seek not the peace you need. Only God can/will do that. I pray that he will not only give you the peace and comfort you need, but that he will strengthen you in the days ahead. And envelope you in his abundant love. Rae Dillon MSU Class of ‘73

Rev. Leon Adams (09/06/2018 7:32 pm)

Mona and Family, Ronnie will most certainly be missed for his sharp wits and his ability to assemble a listen group on the spot. He will always be saluted as one of the Founding Fathers of the Black Voices of Mississippi State University. His conception has produced one of the greatest Collegiate gospel groups in the country for the last 46 years. Ronnie love the Lord for he would often taught Sunday School at the Ebenezer Church in Starkville, MS before graduating from Mississippi State in Mechanical Engineering. Now, I believe as Paul: For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Rest on my brother, Rev. Leon & Patricia Adams