SBC missionary Dorotha “Dot” Lott dies Aug. 4 in Waycross

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

WAYCROSS — Dorotha Del “Dot” Lott, retired SBC missionary, 82, died Aug. 4th under hospice care at Baptist Village.

Born June 14, 1935 in Sumrall, MS, she was oldest daughter of Edgar A. and Lola Murray Lott. She was preceded in death by them and her younger sister, Jo Ellen. Growing up in Sumrall and Hattiesburg, MS, the family moved to Savannah in 1952 and she graduated from Commercial High School. She accepted Christ and was baptized in Oloh Baptist Church, near Sumrall. She later moved to Savannah.

As a young adult she taught youth and studied missions while also performing secretarial duties in Bull Street Baptist Church and Ardsley Park Baptist Church, both in Savannah. These churches supported her call to missionary service and educational preparation at Tift College at Forsyth, where she graduated in 1962. She then entered Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, graduating with a  Master of Religious Education degree in 1964.

“Dot” Lott

She was appointed by the International Mission Board for service in South Brazil; arriving in Sao Paulo in September, 1964. Her assignments included secretarial duties in the mission offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brazila; youth evangelism and education in Goinia region; concluding as Professor of Christian Education and Dean of Women in Goias Baptist Theological Seminary in Goinia until 2000.

Returning to the U. S. she spoke in several churches, sharing her faith and work in Associational Schools of Mission throughout the SBC until her retirement in 2001. Dot move to Baptist Village in July, 2006 enjoying independent and assisted living until May, 2016, when she entered nursing care with dementia. She donated her body to the Medical College of Georgia in  Augusta.

She is survived by nephews Brian (Delaira) Lowden of Spring, TX and Greg (Robin) Lowden of Willis, TX and niece Kim (John) Palasota of Willis, TX; and several cousins around Hattiesburg, MS. She is also grieved by her family of faith in Savannah Baptist Association.

A memorial service was held at Bull Street Baptist Church on August 11.

Ellijay First Baptist to reach out to single mothers
Former Atlanta Falcon Jacob Tamme talks about faith, family, and football
Social Learning – Getting A Bachelor’s Degree in Kingdom Generosity
Bowing up against Harvey, outdoorsman helps hurricane victims
List released of Top 200 Georgia Baptist Mission Board churches in baptisms for 2016
SBC Executive Committee marks 100 years
Truett McConnell University Ranks #2 in the South for Lowest Student Debt  
Disaster Relief units move into Savannah and Kingsland, prepare for Florida
Former Atlanta Falcon Jacob Tamme talks about faith, family, and football
Salvations sure to occur under the new roof at TMU
For high school football coach, influence extends beyond the sideline
Lady Hawks picked to finish 3rd, Estep named preseason All-GSC
Truett McConnell University Ranks #2 in the South for Lowest Student Debt  
Social Learning – Getting A Bachelor’s Degree in Kingdom Generosity
TMU Student Participates in Black Bear Conservation during Summer Internship
Johnson and Johnson: a life of learning, leading in collegiate ministry 
Bible Study for Sept. 24: Fear not!
Daily Bible Readings: Sept. 16-30
Bible Study for Sept. 17: The Paranormal  
Bible Study for Sept. 10: Demons