Dorothy Jean Jett
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Dorothy Jean Jett
  • March 5, 1924 - September 2, 2017
  • Dayton, Ohio

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Jett, Dorothy Jean (nee Higgins) went for her eternal rest on September 2, 2017. She was the eldest of four siblings born to Charles and Hattie Higgins on March 5, 1924. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents Charles Henry Sr. and Hattie (nee DeLoach) Higgins, two brothers, Charles Jr. and George Higgins, and two sisters, Juanita Higgins Nunn and Lillian Higgins James. Dorothy was born and raised in Dayton and graduated from Roosevelt High School. Following graduation, Dorothy attended and graduated from Howard University in 1946, where she earned a B.S. degree in Food Nutrition. She returned to Dayton Ohio where she married the love of her life, Fred I. Jett. Dorothy enjoyed a lengthy career in food health. She began her employment at the Dayton Veterans Administration Center followed by working in food nutrition with Dayton Public Schools. Dorothy was raised in Corinthian Baptist Church and as an adult was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. Dorothy was a member and former president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Dayton Alumnae Chapter, and a member of the American Dietetic Association. She leaves to cherish her memory numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Her final resting place will be beside her husband Fred at Woodland Mausoleum. Omega Omega Service by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will take place Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. Memorial service immediately following. Final arrangements rendered by Tobias Funeral Home, Englewood. Messages of sympathy can be made at: www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.