Dorothy “Dot” Jean Gill, age 88, went to be with her heavenly Father on March 1, 2019. She was born in Picayune, Mississippi in 1931 to William Arthur and Chella Estelle Byrd. She married the love of her life, Jack Gill in 1960. He preceded her in death in 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Charlie Byrd and Lawrence Nix; her sisters, Irene Prince and Hazel Crowder.
She is survived by her brother Tommy Byrd and wife Hazel, Billy Byrd and wife Judy; her step-daughters, Christine and husband Mike, Shelley and husband Dennis; and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.
Jean did clerical work for New York Life Insurance Company and the U.S. Forest Service. She was a member of Sandia Baptist Church where she was surrounded by many wonderful friends. She had a compassionate heart for little children and loved adopting cats that needed a home. She loved to crochet, read, and listen to Christian music. She was her happiest when she was fishing, exploring New Mexico and camping with Jack or making him 5 course meals with her delicious cream pies for dessert.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service with interment to follow at 2:15 pm at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideons International at www.gideons.org/.