In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Gainesville

Rememberence Gathering
Friday, June 23, 2023 – 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Meador Funeral Home Chapel, 1204 E. California Street, Gainesville, Texas

Memorial Service –
Saturday, June 24, 2023 – 11:00 am
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Gainesville, Texas

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Gainesville.


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Dorothy Fay Jarvis, 89, of Gainesville, TX passed away on June 14, 2023, in her home.   She was born on June 6, 1934 to Clarence “Bud” and Birdie Lewis in Cuba, Missouri. Dottie’s departure from this world leaves an immeasurable void in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

Dottie joined St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in 1967 where she volunteered to be the church treasure for 35 yrs and also took great pride in her role as the chairman of the Annual Pancake Supper, the Christmas Cookie Walk. Her commitment to the church community was unwavering, and her efforts left an indelible mark on the hearts of fellow congregants.

Dottie dedicated her life to serving others and showing the love of Jesus to whom all she met.  Her greatest accomplishment was being a mother and a Mimi (what most knew her as).   She poured her heart into the lives of her children.  She embraced the role of grandmother with enthusiasm and was actively involved in the lives of her grandchildren attending their sporting events celebrating birthdays and all of their achievements, she was their biggest cheerleader. She cherished every moment.

She is survived by her children: Frank (Lori) Jarvis, Vicky (Jeff) Jaehnig, Connie (Jeff) Steele, Mark (Tracy) Jarvis, Tim Jarvis, and Pattie (Todd) Wilson. Grandchildren: Dustin (Monique) Jarvis, Jade (Rex) Anderson; Brandon (Miranda) Frank; Brody Frank; Calloway Jaehnig; Jami Newton; Robbie Newton (Michaela); Bruce (Kristine)Couturier; Noelle Couturier; Misty (Brian) Madden; Shawna (Rod) Jarvis; Matt (Paige) Jarvis; Chance Jarvis, Lexie Jarvis, Blake Jarvis, Kelsie Jarvis; Hali (Kenny) Hare; Chaz (Brittany) Jarvis; Trent (Serenity) Jarvis; Hunter (Marissa) Wilson; Ryan (Amelia) Wilson, Allie Wilson. Great Grandchildren: Jizelle, Gia, Hayden, Ryder, Leighton, Emmi, Kohen, Victoria, Briauna, Brea, Connor, Nash, Dane, Tyler, Breton, Kannon, Easton, Macie, Porter, Ellery, Barrett, Brooks, Brenner, Foster, Everett, Hunter, Kooper, Harper, Tripp, David, Kylee, Briar ,Lilly, Liam and Landen. Great-great grandchild: Amara along with many extended family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects and share fond memories during the visitation on Friday, June 23, which will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville, TX

A Memorial will be held in honor of Dorothy at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 24. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Cooke County to help others in the community she loved.  www.bgccooke.com