Dorothy V. Prather, daughter of the late Melvin H. and Louise Barcus Hall, was born in Montgomery County, Maryland on September 24, 1942 where she was raised with three other siblings. She was educated in the Montgomery County Public School System. She was employed with IBM for over thirty years from which she retired. Dorothy accepted Christ at an early age. She was a faithful member of Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church where she was a part of th e Ebony Gospel Chorus, Christian Education, Young Adult, and the Children & Youth Age Level ministries. Dorothy married Bradley Richard Prather, Jr. on January 30, 1959 and from this union, three children were borner family devotion earned her the proper title of Matriarch. Dorothy loved being active. She played softball, volleyball and basketball along with weekend adventure rides on her motorcycle with friends. She also enjoyed playing cards and Pokeno, sewing, and crocheting. In the community, she was active in RFL cheerleading (making uniforms and selling candy apples), Lincoln Park Community Action Team (Friday night vigil walks), Maryvale’s Finest (Parade section grand-mom) and the Rockville Striders (Greatest Fan). Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory: Bradley Richard Prather J r., husband, one son; Stephen (Helen), two; daughters Darlene and Robin; one sister; Joanne Crutchfield, one brother; Melvin Hall (Lucinda); Six Grandchildren; Talita Carter (D a n), Roxanne Walton (Austin, Sr.), Dawn Prather, Norita Prather, Raymond Whiten, Jr., Jasmine Prather; Latoya Prather; 15 Great Grandchildren; and one Great-Great Grandchild with another on th e way, a host of nephews and nieces th at she cherished along with other relatives and friends, including her lifelong friend Gladys "Sis" Martin-Budd. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by one sister; Barbara, three sisters-in-law Margie, Mildred, Estelle and Mary Helen, and three brothers-in-law; Houston, Rudolph and Wellington Sr., and 3 nephews and 1 niece.
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