Dorothy Lean Moyer


Dorothy Lean Sullens Moyer, a lady of wisdom and generosity, was born on June 2, 1941 in Wilton, Alabama to Walter Sullens and Katherine Hicks Sullens Bell. As the oldest of her seven siblings, Dorothy was a leader and shoulder to lean on within her family.

At the age of 14, Dorothy moved to Columbus, Ohio under the guardianship of her uncle and aunt, Jim and Annie Fisher. Dorothy received Christ at an early age and was a member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church. After graduating from East High School in 1959, Dorothy continued her education receiving her cosmetologist license in 1962.

Dorothy welcomed three children, Shaun, Freddie Jr, and Debra, with former husband Freddie Moyer Sr. during their 14-year marriage. Dorothy raised her children with love, faith in Christ, and the understanding that knowledge, education, and a strong work ethic were priorities in life.

After 25 years as a cosmetologist, Dorothy succeeded at a new adventure, working at Honda Manufacturing from 1987 until she retired in June of 2005. In 2011, Dorothy began another journey moving to Indianapolis, Indiana with her daughter Shaun and family.

Dorothy had a passion for lending a helping hand whenever, and wherever, it was needed. She was an amazing cook, and she spent many a day bringing family and friends together over her memorable meals. She also enjoyed crocheting and trying her hand at games of chance.

Dorothy, the mother, the sister, the friend, passed on March 1, 2021 in the loving presence of her family at the age of 79. Dorothy will always be remembered for her kind and giving spirit, her quick wit, her loving advice, and her thoughtful proverbs such as “Love is what it does”.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her father, Walter Sullens, her mother Katherine Hicks Sullens Bell, her sister Mary Sullens Ward, and niece Vanessa (Benjamin) Parks. She is survived by her siblings Anita Bell, Sonya (Cleophus Davis III) Beverly Bell, Tyrone Bell, Kenneth (Elizabeth) Bell, and Franklin Bell. She is also survived by her children Shaun (Walter) Goodwin, Freddie (Annette) Moyer Jr, and Debra Moyer, as well as grandchildren Dymon Barrett (Jessica), Walter Goodwin III, D’Mee Ford (David), Matthew Moyer, and Cameron Goodwin, along with great-grandchildren Izaiah, Anilah, Aellah, Daelin, Shaia, Dalyn, and Dominique. She will be lovingly missed by her Aunt Annie Fisher, Aunt Gertrude Green (Charles), special cousin Margie Sullens, and her two dearest friends Pearl Washington and Joanne Robinson. She will be warmly remembered by nieces April Carter, Tammy Sullens, Denise (Donald) Davis, Deborah Ward Holmes (Ervin), Michelle Ward, Tasha (Simon) Curruthers, Devon Makilagi, Marianne McClendon, Sabrina (Ryan) Whitney, Jessika Davis, Kimberly Bell and nephews Jeffrey (Stephanie) Ward, Chris (Cheryl) Ward, Calvin (Tiffany) Kelly. Cameron Chapman, Cleophus Davis IV and many more close friends and family.

Please revisit this page and pray for the Moyer family as they write they obituary for Dorothy.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Friday, March 12, 2021 at Chapel of Peace North, 2500 Cleveland Ave. Mask and Social Distancing are required.


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  1. My deepest condolences to Debbie and the Moyer family. Ms. Dot will be missed and I am praying for you all. I love you Deb! Stay strong, Dot’s Daughter! God bless.

  2. I like to send cololence to Debra and the family may God be with y’all in this time of need love y’all prayers

  3. Pearl Reeves Washington

    Shaun, Debbie, Fred, Jr.,

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you in the loss of your Amazing Mother. May God comfort and strengthen you during this time of sorrow. Thanks for sharing this “Angel” with me.
    Dorothy was my sister/friend. I am grateful for the true and lasting friendship we shared. Rest in Heaven, My Dear Friend.

    Peace and Blessings

  4. Tanya L Barber

    I like to send my condolences to Debra Moyer and Shaun love y’all may God bless u both with his presents prayers to the family in this time of need Rip Dorothy Moyer

  5. Pearl Reeves Washington

    Mrs. Ann Fischer,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Dorothy loved you so much. She always talked about her Aunt. She affectionately called you “Anie”.

    Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Rest in Peace, Dorothy.

  6. My Condolences to Shaun, Fred Jr. & Debbie,
    Praying for God’s strength, peace and comfort know that he will never leave or forsake you all. Aunt Dot you are still my favorite Aunt & Mother to me even thur your not here, thank you so much for all your love, advise, and all we shared together even our birthdays in June. Love & miss you forever.

  7. Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Norris

    So very sorry for the loss of your Mother.
    We knew Dorothy to be a warm, wonderful person and even though she has gone to take her place in heaven. She will always stay in our hearts

  8. Rosa Rogers and family

    To the family of Dorothy Moyer, I send my prayers and sympathy to you all. I know it is hard to say goodbye. But Dorothy’s mansion what’s ready for her to move into, so she had to go. Just remember no more sickness, no more sadness no more heartaches no more pain. She is at peace with her heavenly father. She is now resting in Heavenly peace.

  9. My deepest condolences to Shaun, Juny And Debbie, on the passing of you mom Dot was beautiful and caring and awesome woman who could make the best spaghetti..she will truly be missed .may god comfort you doing this difficult time and the memories feel you heart with the love she had for each one of you..

  10. Tara Staffney Evans

    My condolences & prayers are with the children, grandchildren and siblings of my big hearted cousin “Dot” (as we lovingly called her). May we find peace & strength in the Holy Comforter as we look to Him for guidance. ❤️

  11. Pamela Staffney

    My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. This is a tremendous loss for us all. She will definitely be missed. I am not just praying for you today, but tomorrow and days to come.
    I love you all.

    Pamela ❤️❤️

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