Mrs. Dorothy Devero


Mrs. Dorothy Devero passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Washington County Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Burnett Grove AME Church with Rev. Minnie Pitts officiating.


I did not choose to go away, but God told me I could not stay. He reached for me with loving care, now dry your eyes and remember me….for I am free.


The beautiful life of the lovable, friendly and admirable, Mrs. Dorothy Louise Outlaw-Devero, ended as she accepted the Savior’s call, Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Washington County Regional Medical Center.


She was the first born to the late Mr. Eddie Rufus and the late Mrs. Ella Darrisaw-Outlaw, on Thursday, December 23, 1937.


At an early age, she joined Burnett Grove AME Church where she remained an active/faithful member until her health failed.


In 1953, she was joined in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Climmie Devero.

Mrs. Devero enjoyed cooking and spending time with family and friends. Most often she was the life of the party, blunt and to the point. Her favorite quote was, “I said what I said.” She always enjoyed a good laugh and making others laugh, that was Lou. To know her was to love her.


She was preceded in death by a brother: Mr. Eddie Will Outlaw; sister: Ms. Annie Pearl Bardge; son-in-law: Mr. Claudie (Bobby) Martin; daughters-in-law: Mrs. Virginia Devero and Mrs. Lavern Brown.


Mrs. Devero leaves cherished memories to six very special children: Ms. Janice Martin, Mr. Danny Devero, Mr. Donny (Brenda) Devero, Mr. Frankie Brown, Mrs. Alisa (Glenn) Darrisaw, Wrightsville, Georgia, Mrs. Arlene (Isaac) Bivens, Marietta, Georgia; six sisters: Ms. Lila London, Ms. Melvia Outlaw, Ms. Linda Brannam, Ms. Brenda (Tony) Hood, Ms. Angelus Outlaw, Wrightsville, Georgia, Ms. Brennette Williams, Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers: Mr. Thurnel (Annie) Outlaw, Mr. Bruce (Robin) Graddy, Atlanta, Georgia; sister-in-law: Mrs. Margaret Outlaw, Atlanta, Georgia; nineteen (19) grandchildren; twenty-five (25) great grandchildren; four (4) great great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. M.C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.

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