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Ue Ja "Okie" Dodson

September 15, 1943 ~ June 14, 2022 (age 78)

Obituary

 

UE JA "OKIE" DODSON

 


Ue Ja "Okie" Dodson stepped into Heaven on June 14, 2022, leaving behind daughter Ginny (Mark) Dodson Whitaker, son Lance (Britt) Cleveland, granddaughter Amanda (Clay) Hudson, granddaughter Alyssa Whitaker and many other loving family members.  

 

Born September 15, 1943, in South Korea.  She was one of nine siblings.  Okie came to the United States in 1964 as an army bride.  She settled in Texas only to move to Jasper in 1965. She was quickly adopted into a new family.   She decided to attend night school to study for the citizenship exam.  She proudly became a naturalized US citizen in April of 1971.   She later went back to  night school and graduated with her GED. She always believed education was a privilege and not to be taken for granted.


She had many adversities in life, but she overcame them all with strength, grace and her faith in the Lord.  She was small, but fierce and loved her family, friends and community.  She was a member of the Church of God until her death and loved hymns the best.   She was always eager to share her faith everywhere she went.  Many hospital employees and patients got to hear about the Lord from her many visits.  She never failed to pray daily for her family and friends. Everyone who knew her, loved her and she will be greatly missed by all.


The family will receive visitors on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm CST and 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, TN.  


Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Tate Funeral Home on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11:00 am CST with Reverend John Whitaker officiating.


Interment will follow the funeral service at Red Hill Cemetery in Whitwell, TN.
 
Honorary pallbearers are nephews Kevin Pickett, Leland Dodson and Freddie Dodson.


Pallbearers are Clay Hudson, Jon Mark Ray, Daniel Dodson, Derick Dodson, Dustin Dodson and Luther Barnes.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC., 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN  37347, 423-942-9500.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family www.tatefh.com.



 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 17, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

Visitation
Saturday
June 18, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
June 18, 2022

Red Hill Cemetery
Main Street
Whitwell, TN 37397

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