Julia M. Arnold

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Our Beloved Mother Julia M. Banks-Dorsey-Arnold, age 85 was called home to be with the Lord, at home with her Family by her side, on October 13, 2021.

She was born in Riverdale, Georgia to the late Walter Banks and Mary Raven Banks.

Proceeded in death by her Husband Emory Arnold, Daughter Pam (Richard) Green, Son’s Wallace Dorsey and Clayton Dorsey, Grandson Martavious Arnold.

Julia attended Fountin High School in Forest Park Georgia.

On April 7, 1960, she married Emory Arnold.  Together they built a strong unbreakable Family of ten.  Julia loved her Family.  She also loved having Family in her home for holiday meals.  She was known by her stylish hats.  Julia devoted her life to church.  She grew up in Bethel Baptist Church in Riverdale, Georgia.  Later she moved to Ohio and joined Strong Tower, under Clearance Caldwell.

Julia is survived by her children: Daughter’s Boris Dorsey, Kim (Willie) Wilkerson, Kellie Arnold.  Son’s Victor Dorsey (Marsha), Scott Dorsey, Emory Dorsey and, Dennis Dorsey.  Sister’s Hester (Robert) Nash, Grace (Willie) Dale, Sue (Pete) Williams, Flossy (Ruben) Bailey, Kate (Charles) Price, Hattie (Render) Bailey, Louise (Willie) Tucker, Bessie (Mance) Mapp.  Brother Walter (Tressa) Banks.  A host of nieces and nephews and 137 Grand Children spanning 5 generations.  Special daughters, Lisa Allen, Carmen Armstrong, Michele Davidorf.  Special sister Brenda Davidorf.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Miracle Cathedral, 2271 E. 5th Ave. Interment at Dayton National Cemetery 1:00 PM. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave

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  1. Mrs. Julie we go back a mighty long way. I loved you and your family from the time we first met. You were always so sweet and kind and welcoming. You most certainly are the epitome of the “virtuous woman” the holy scriptures describe. Wear your Crown of Glory in sweet, sweet peace.

  2. Darlene Brantley

    My Deepest Condolences to the family. May the comfort of prayer embrace the family during these days ahead

  3. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family. May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Sharing your sadness.

  4. Iam sorry for your loss iam praying for the family ❤❤

  5. Judge Family of Cleveland

    Our families go back a long ways. Even before I could peddle a bike, I knew who Ms. Julia was. My dad, the late Donald E Judge, Sr, and Ms. Julia were good friends. I offer prayers of condolences and of strength and encouragement during this difficult time. We love Ms. Julia in life and now in death. She has built a strong family. Continue her beautiful legacy. May The Almighty soothe your souls. God bless you all!

  6. Vanessa Bailey Howard

    Rest, Auntie rest on…. Praising God for the time he allowed us to you in our lives.

  7. One of the most beautiful soul you would ever meet, she knew no stranger. Granny I miss you so much, I want to be selfish, cause I want you back. My heart hurts for you. I thank God for the time you was with us. I going to truly miss you, I love you Nana. So rest on my sweet sweet baby. I will see you again. Love your Lori.

  8. Elder Delores Medley-Greene

    Kim and family you have my prayers and sincere condolences. You had a lovely mother and she loved the Lord. We met at Mt. Moriah in the early eighties. Peace be with you all.

    Love always.

  9. Elder Delores Medley-Greene

    Kim and family you have my prayers and sincere condolences. You had a lovely mother and she loved the Lord. We met at Mt. Moriah in the early eighties. Peace be with you all.
    Love always.

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