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Ph.D Dorothy Jewel �Dotty� Edwards

February 19, 1925 October 8, 2010
Ph.D Dorothy Jewel �Dotty� Edwards
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Obituary for Ph.D Dorothy Jewel �Dotty� Edwards

Dorothy �Dotty� Jewel Edwards, Ph.D, a resident of Wixom, Michigan, formerly of Huntington, West Virginia and Dearborn Heights, passed away peacefully in the care of her loving family on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the age of 85.

Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Ostrowski; her second husband, Everette Edwards; granddaughter, Sarah Forquer; siblings, Madelyn and Donald Erwin and Bette Cechanowicz.

She is survived by her children, Bobbi (Jay) Jerore, Gerry Edwards, Randy Edwards, Rhonda (Craig) Forquer, Gregory Edwards; grandchildren, Dan (Lynn) Jerore, Dave (Laura) Jerore, Duane (Cassie) Jerore, Ryan (Trisia) Edwards, Sommer (Dave) DuPuis, Chris Edwards, Jeremy Edwards, Tasha (Alex) Glover, Marlaina (Curtis) Derrick, Brooke Forquer, Alyse Edwards, Austin Edwards, Bill Edwards, Tim Edwards, Matt Edwards; great grandchildren, Matt, Megan, Michael, Mitchell, Emma, Nathan, Rachael, Alexandra, Martina, Marissa, Elizabeth, Luke, Avriana, Joseph, Aiden, Leo, Rian, Mason and a her great grandson, Gage who is expected in December.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Sunday, October 10th at 7PM. Pastor Brooks McElhenny will officiate. The visitation will be held on Sunday from 1PM until the time of Service. Friends are welcomed to attend the graveside service on Monday, 10AM at Oakland Hills Cemetery in Novi. Memorials may be made to the Edwards family (For the care of her sons). For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

A Tribute from her family

Dr. Dorothy Jewel Edwards
�A True Jewel of the Lord�
February 22, 1925 - October 8, 2010

Her Passions: She loved Jesus Christ as her best friend and with all her heart, soul, mind and strength. Everyday of her life she woke up at 5:30AM to study her bible and to pray for her family and friends. She was gifted and used her gift of evangelism to share the good news that Jesus became a man, died to pay for our sin, and rose again so that all those who believe in him as their savior would be saved. Her favorite verse was John 3:16: �For God so loved the world that he gave His only son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.� She loved traveling around the world. She loved to take grandchildren on trips. She loved teaching classes at her church including, Bible Prophecy, and was a true passion of hers. Parties and large gatherings with family and friends were a highlight in her life. She was an accomplished writer and loved to write, including an autobiography about her first husband, Robert Ostroski, titled a �Man Named Bob.� She also wrote numerous vignettes about God�s miracles that she has witnessed in her own life.

Her Accomplishments: She received her PhD in Mass Communications and Satellites from Wayne State University She received a counseling degree from Wayne State University She was a professor at several universities and colleges, including Wayne State University, Henry Ford Community College, Detroit Bible College, William Tyndale Bible College, Cornerstone University, and Central Michigan University She taught English, public speaking, business relations, business communications, public relations, psychology, abnormal psychology, and nursing She was also an administrator with Detroit Public Schools in the G.E.D. program and as a result of this her mother and two daughter-in-laws received their G.E.D. She worked for the Chrysler Corporation at the Warren, Michigan tank plant and prepared manuals for the operation of tanks used by the United States Armed forces She worked with Project Look Up researching and implementing oil exploration in Israel according to biblical records at the foot of Asher She had the honor of having breakfast with first Lady, Roslyn Carter at the White House for her work with the National Religious Broadcasting Association She was included in the Who�s Who of American Women numerous times.

Her Quirks: She had a talent for burning food, overflowing laundry tubs, and exploding pressure cookers She gave grandkids baths in the laundry tub followed by warm towels fresh from the dryer She enjoyed serving homemade biscuits and hillbilly breakfasts She used to always say �you need to eat this it is going bad� She convinced her children that they had another (unseen) sister named Hazel because she would always refer to Hazel if she couldn�t recall their names quick enough

Her Testimony:
�My life has been blessed by the Lord. I�ve had the best children, grandchildren and friends including my �adopted� kids and grandkids. I followed God�s plan for my life. I came to know the Lord when I was 18. My father had told me to seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you but I resisted. My father felt so strongly about my relationship with Jesus that he even prayed that if reaching me cost him his life then he told the Lord to �take it�.

Shortly after my father�s passing I was in church and felt led by God to surrender fully to Him. I obeyed and experienced overwhelming joy and a softened heart. I suddenly threw my arms around my mother to let her know of this change in me.

Throughout the rest of my life I have watched the powerful hand of God in many ways. I have seen many of my closest friends and family members come to know the Lord as their savior, and I have watched God transform them into new people.�

Major Miracles that She Experienced: In her own life God miraculously spared her on several occasions, including one time at a river in West Virginia while trying to save her family from drowning. Her younger siblings had become very distressed while swimming, so she dove in to help them. The current was much stronger than she realized, and she became so tired that she could no longer save herself or her siblings. Suddenly Dotty felt the unseen hands of an angel pulling her and her siblings safely to shore. She also experienced God�s miraculous protection while teaching in Minot, North Dakota. Dotty was driving in a blizzard and ran off the rode on a high mountain pass. She then witnessed unseen hands take control of her steering wheel and bring her safely back onto the road. Over 20 years ago she learned that she had breast cancer with lymph node involvement. Once again, the Lord spared her life and she became a breast cancer survivor.


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