Jo Dodson

Jo Evelyn Dodson

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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Jo Evelyn “Ducky” Dodson,87, passed gently on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Midlothian, Texas.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 22, at Mayfield Road Baptist Church, 1701 E Mayfield Rd, Arlington with Pastor Bobby Bridges officiating. Service will be livestreamed on Facebook at Mayfield Road Baptist Church page. Private Family Graveside Service: Parkdale Cemetery, Arlington. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 21, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.

Jo was born on May 6, 1933 in Childress, Texas to Austin Carl Beal and Katie Loree Herring Beal. She received her nursing license in 1955 and worked at Childress Memorial Hospital before moving to Arlington, Texas and becoming head nurse at Arlington Clinic for 35 years. She was known to many of the young nurses as Mama Jo, Auntie Jo, Nurse Jo, whom she mentored throughout their career.

She loved her Mayfield Road Baptist Church family and all the ladies in her Sunday school class. Jo was the past President of the Arlington Business Women’s Association. She loved to watch the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and the Dallas Cowboys.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Claude; her parents, Katie Loree Herring and Austin Carl Beal and numerous brothers and sisters.

Survivors: She was survived by her only son, Alvy Dodson and wife, Nan; grandson, Clint Dodson and wife, Yvonne; granddaughter, Kelli McDaniel and husband, Robert; great-grandchildren, Morgan Gil and husband, Sean, Macy Scott and husband, Michael, Taylor Carter and husband, Wes, Hailey Richardson, Noah Richardson, Garrett Easton, Grant Easton and wife, Savana, Erica Grossklaus and husband, Austin, Preston Dodson and Rylee McDaniel; great-great-grandchildren, River McKenzie Carter and Kayson Wayne Scott; her beloved lifelong friends, the Stone family, Billie June Stone, Tracey Thomas and Susan Harrison, the Otto’s, Mark Otto and wife, Karen and Stephen Otto; and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 21st, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, January 21st, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy.
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Service

    Friday, January 22nd, 2021 | 10:30am
    Friday, January 22nd, 2021 10:30am
    Mayfield Road Baptist Church
    1701 East Mayfield Road
    ARLINGTON, TX 76014
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    Reverend Bobby Bridges
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  • Interment

    Friday, January 22nd, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Friday, January 22nd, 2021 12:00pm
    Parkdale Cemetery
    701 Mary Street
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Beth Bontley

Posted at 10:53am
Jo had a special place in the hearts of many. She will always have one in mine. Just now, I am hearing her laughter! Such a wonderful memory.
In her 35 years there, she was an integral part in creating the professional quality, as well as the sense of family, that were hallmarks of the Arlington Clinic.
Jo never ran out of love for folks. Her warm embrace will always be felt. Rest well, sweet friend.

Cathy Bontley Brown

Posted at 10:49am
I love Jo Dodson. As a kid when I went to the clinic, as a college student when I worked in the front office and always hoped my morning break coincided with Jo's, as a mom taking my babies to see my dad, seeing Jo was always a good thing. An enduring memory: My 8 lb 9 oz baby boy gained 4 pounds by his first month checkup and grew a measly 1/2 inch. I had visions of him jiggling his way to first base in his Little League ballgames. I said, "Jo, he has to be longer than that." So between the two of us we stretched that baby as long as we could. Well, he ended up at 6'2" and didn't jiggle on the field. But that first well check Jo did everything she could to calm my anxieties. I will never forget that visit, and I can see it now in my mind's eye. I loved everyone at the clinic from Donna in the front to Ruby in the back and all in-between. God bless all who loved Jo Dodson. I am one of you.
Cathy Bontley Brown

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