DDorothy Banister Zegel, age 84, resident of Stone Mountain, GA died Tuesday, November 3, 2015. She is survived by her sons John Zegel and Robert Zegel, daughter and son-in-law Susan and Thomas Gordon, granddaughter Christa Gordon Davis, her husband, Aaron Davis, granddaughter Jennifer Gordon McIntosh, her husband Andrew McIntosh, granddaughters Katherine Gordon, and Lindsey Zegel, brother, Lamar Banister, and sister Joan Whitehead. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday November 5, 2015 at Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel. Graveside service, Friday November 6, 2015, at 10:00 AM at Floral Hills Cemetery, with Rev. Caleb Clarke officiating, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM, Eastminster Presbyterian. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity would be appreciated.

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  1. Dorothy and I met in school when I was 13; I am now 83, so it was the longest and best friend I have ever had. She thought the same for me. She was always a light in my world and someone I could confide in. I think I was the same for her. Our friendship survived the distance when I moved to New Jersey. There were a lot of telephone calls and letters and visits over the years.

  2. My heartfelt sympathy to the family in this time of sorrow. May God’s word give you the strength and comfort to cope during this difficult time.~ Jeremiah 29:11

  3. Dot was a lovely lady with whom I enjoyed Sunday school classes and engaging conversation. She leaves a legacy of devotion and loving care for her family and in her service at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Much love and many blessings to her family and loved ones.

  4. Dorothy was my mom’s best friend of 70 years since they were young girls together in Georgia. Although separated by geography, they maintained their friendship throughout the years. I love this quote: “The best kind of friend is one you can sit on a porch with, never say a word, and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had.” Dorothy was that and so much more. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, loving wife and sister and true friend to many. She was also a talented artist and gardener. I look back fondly on visiting with Dorothy & Art in beautiful Stone Mountain. Her long earthly journey has come to an end and she is now in the glory of her Lord. Prayers of peace and comfort to all her wonderful family. A true lady.

  5. Dear Family,

    May Jehovah God comfort you during this time of loss. Though there may be little that can be said or done to ease your pain, may you find comfort in knowing that many care and sympathize with your sadness. Always know that Jehovah God is with you to strengthen and guide you. May your trust in his promise of a resurrection bring you peace. – Acts 24:15

    Warm Regards,
    K. L. Banks

  6. I will always have fond memories of visiting Dorothy and Art when we visited Georgia. She was a wonderful woman. My sympathies to all of you in this difficult time.

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