Lonnie Charles Dotson Sr.
Rev. Lonnie C. Dotson Sr. was born in Galveston, TX on April 11, 1954 to Leon M. and Versia L. Dotson. He graduated from La Marque High School in 1972 and attended College of the Mainland before beginning his 35-year career with BP. He was an inspection supervisor and was awarded for his distinguished service as Fire Team Captain with the Volunteer Fire Department.
He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church in West Texas City under the leadership of the late Dr. S.A. Anderson. He later accepted his call to preach the gospel at GMBC under Pastor Charles M. Milton Jr. and preached his first sermon in 2003. He later moved his membership to New Beginning Church in League City under the leadership of his brother, Pastor Malcolm C. Dotson Sr, where he faithfully labored in all aspects of the ministry until God called him home. Rev. Lonnie exercised his gifts in ministry in countless other churches in the community.
Rev. Lonnie married Arlette McGill on June 27, 1987 and blended a family of six children; Seleta “Rochan”, Quincy, Lonnie Jr., Brandi, Ervis, and Tyrone. He had great love for his family and cherished time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other family members.
He was an active member and past president of the Mainland Lions Club. He was also a member of the La Marque Masonic Lodge No. 373. He has countless hours of community service and willingly gave of his time.
Rev. Lonnie is preceded in death by his father Leon M. Dotson, grandchildren Jarvis and D’Asia Chambers, mother-in-law Alberta McGill, cousin Tanya Myers, brothers-in-law Gregory Hall and Michael Wilson, and sister-in-law Stacy Dotson.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 32 years, Arlette and their children Seleta Chambers, Quincy McGill, Lonnie Dotson Jr., Brandi Dotson, Ervis Hill Jr. (Tiffany), and Tyrone Dotson. He is also survived by his fifteen grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is further survived by his mother, Versia Dotson, his siblings Barney, Dwayne (Patsy), Dwight, Shelia, Curtis, and Malcolm (Sindi); his sisters-in-law Janice and Josephine (Darryl) and his brothers-in-law Timothy, David, and Joseph Wilson and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
There will be a public visitation held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9am with a church service to begin at 11am. Services are being held at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church located at 2920 TX-3 Dickinson, Tx, 77539. Services are being held under the direction of Carnes Funeral Home. 409-986-9900 www.carnesfuneralhome.com