ALBANY -- The funeral services for the late Mrs. Dorothy Gilford of 386 Wrights Chapel Rd., Sylvester, Georgia, who departed this life on Friday, October 19, 2012 at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Greater New Birth Baptist Church in Sylvester, Georgia with the Elder Charlie Tyler officiating. Burial will follow in the Shepard Memorial Garden in Sylvester, Georgia.

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Williams Gilford was born on March 23, 1945 in Albany, Georgia. She was educated in the Worth County Public School System. Dorothy gave her life to Christ at an early age and joined Powell Chapel Baptist Church in Sumner, Georgia.

She leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Gwendolyn (Bob) Williams of Sylvester, Georgia, Marcia (Travis) Williams of Charlotte, North Carolina, Nakia Westbrook of Albany, Georgia.; her sons Jerry (Kathleen) Williams of TyTy, Georgia, Climmie Westbtook, Jr. of Grand Rapids, Michigan; grandchildren, Horatio, Shar'ron, Jamarion, Shafari, Jeffery, Darien, Kemani, Kashin, Javon, Kaniesha, Brianna, Dametrius, Robert, Trudy; great grandchildren, JaNiyah, Jamal, Jamel, Kamorei, Keyorei; sisters, Clora (Charlie) Hooks of Red Rock, Georgia, Rosa Ann (Benny Lee) Edwards of TyTy, Georgia, Leola (William) Brown of Sylvester, Georgia, sisters-in-law, Mary Williams, Ella Mae Williams; aunt, Julie Mae Rockwell of Rochester, New York.

Family and friends may feel free to sign the online guestbook at

Shipp's Funeral Home

Sylvester 229/776-1355