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Dorothy Maultsby Bethel, 82, of Fort Pierce, FL passed away on Friday January  27,  2017.

 She was born on February 22, 1934 in Live Oak, FL  and has been a life time resident of Saint Lucie County.

 Dorothy was a graduate of Lincoln Park Academy Class of 1953 and a graduate of Bethune Cookman University with a Bachelor of Science  Degree.

 She was a member of Saint Simon the Cyrenian Episcopal Church where she served with the Episcopal Church Women Loving Hands.  Dorothy was also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,  Retired Educator Association and Socio-Civic Club.

 Survivors include her husband, Matthew A. Bethel of Fort Pierce, FL; daughters,  Shondo  Lynn  Bethel of Atlanta, GA,  Torry Ann Tolbert Thomas of Orlando,  FL;  two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 Dorothy was preceded in death by her mother, Gerrylean  Maultsby; brother, Clyde “BoPeep” Young and sister, Hazel Garvin McBride.

 Visitation will be held 3 to 5:30PM, followed by a Lithany and Sorority Last Rites service on  Friday February 3, 2017 at Stone Brothers Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be held 11AM at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, 210 South Indian River Drive,  Fort Pierce, FL.  Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery.


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  • Thursday, February 02, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Stone Brothers Funeral Home
  • Thursday, February 02, 2017
    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May peace and comfort find you during these most difficult times
    ~ Ben & Ethel Robinson   Fort Pierce, FL
  • Friday, February 03, 2017
    Matt & Shonda, my prayers are with you and your entire family. Mrs. Bethel was a beautiful lady. Lots of Love to you both!!
    ~ Patricia Lee-Brumsey   Fort Pierce, FL
  • Friday, February 03, 2017
    With heartfelt sympathy. Godmother, I'm so sorry I didn't get the chance to see you. I love you, and you will be forever in my heart. To God daddy Matt, Shondo and the family, we're praying for you. Alice & family
    ~ Robert& Mary Sandifer   Fort Pierce, FL
  • Friday, February 03, 2017
    With deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless and Keep You.
    ~ The Demps Family   Ft Pierce, FL
  • Saturday, February 04, 2017
    I extend condolences to the Bethel Family. during your loss. Prayers of peace and comfort for you.
    ~ Sharon B Mims   Fort Pierce, FL
  • Friday, February 03, 2017
    May God comfort you during this trying time. He will comfort you and your joy will return to you. May God bless your family.
    ~ Gwendolyn L. Hendley   Ft. Pierce, FL
  • Friday, February 03, 2017
    My thoughts and prayers are for you, as go through these most difficult times.
    ~ Delores K. Hines   Fort Pierce, FL
  • Tuesday, February 07, 2017
    Condolences to the family and friends during this difficult time. The time is soon to come when pain, sorrow and even death will not be. Isaiah 25:8; Rev 21:4
    ~ D Evans   Ft. Pierce
  • Monday, February 06, 2017
    Aunt Dot you were truly a wonderful woman of God. Sleep Our Angel
    ~ Bernatta Hall Owens   lithia springs, GA
  • Thursday, February 09, 2017
    Truly this was a wonderful woman. May our Holy Father continue to bless and comfort the Bethel family.
    ~ Richard E. Jenkins   Orlando, FL