Dorothy Louise Calhoon Brake went to sleep in the arms of Jesus with her husband and daughter by her side in her home at Lebanon, Tennessee on June 12, 2019. Funeral arrangements were with West Harper Funeral Home of Nashville, Tennessee June 15.
She was born to Joe and Louise Tomlinson Calhoon in Coleman. She attended school in Coleman until Moving to Brownwood and finishing school there. She was a member of the Pentecost Church. She would have celebrated her 68th birthday on June 22. She played the piano and sang in the church with her sisters.
She left Texas to move to Nashville, Tennessee where she resided until just recently, moving to Lebanon, Tennessee. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Nashville where she sang in the choir and gave special singings with her sister and daughter. She strayed away from the church for several years but just recently rededicated her life back to God and was filled with His Holy Spirit. What an awesome God we serve.
She was able to spend a month in the mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee during the month of January and February. She came to Texas in March and spent three weeks with her sister, June Hall, and brother, James Calhoon. On March 14, her brother, James, passed away. She was able to be here for his funeral.
She became very sickly in May and finally gave up and went to the doctor. She was put in the hospital and then was diagnosed with fourth stage cancer. She returned home with hospice and passed away on the third morning.
She died on her brother-in-law, Alvin Hall's, birthday, a man she admired greatly for his walk with God and dedication to his wife June, her sister.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Randy Brake; a daughter, Shana Calhoon Moore; a son, Tim Little and wife Sonia; three grandkids, Bo Little, Gracie Little and Rashad Williams; one sister, June Hall; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Louise Calhoon; two brothers, Donnie and James Calhoon; and two sisters, Cleo Carson and Judy Oxford.
All her family will miss her crazy antics and love she showed to all of them. See you in heaven, Dot.