Dorothy "Dot" Carthen Jones was born on August 17, 1933 to the late Robert Carthen Sr. and Roetta Baldwin Carthen in Red Springs, North Carolina. She was the tenth child out of eighteen children. Dot attended Upchurch High School in Raeford, North Carolina. Early in her life she moved to Brooklyn, New York where she met and married William Henry Jones. During her marriage Dorothy resided in Morristown, New Jersey and later moved back to Brooklyn, New York. Once back in Brooklyn Dorothy was gainfully employed with the Willow Brook State School as a Mental Heath Therapist Aide for 33 years before her retirement. There she met many friends and was loved by the individuals that she cared for daily. Dot met the love of her life and her companion the late Fred Evans Jr. While together they spent many years antique shopping, traveling and enjoyed long walks enjoying the architecture of New York City.
She was a phenomenal daughter, sister, aunt and role model. Dorothy was a inspiration to her family near and far. The love she had for children inspired her to become a foster parent in which she raised her great niece Sakinah. Aunt Dot always greeted everyone with a smile. Aunt Dot would brighten your day and always make you feel good with her kind words of love and laughter. Whenever Aunt Dot entered a room you always knew that she had some sort of goodies; however she stressed the importance of education as she encouraged everyone to read and write. We will always share her memories in which they will stay alive through telling her stories. During Aunt Dot’s free time she loved to take trips with her sisters shopping, picking produce at the farm and trips to North Carolina to visit family.
Dorothy leaves to mourn four sisters Levy McRae (Red Springs, NC), Helen Anderson (Staten Island, NY), Gloria Jean Peoples (Middlesex, NC), Mildred Cox (Staten Island, NY) and one brother Douglass Carthen Sr. (Brooklyn, NY). She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be greatly missed by all of us. Gone but never forgotten.