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Our beloved and precious mother, "Mimi", stepped into Glory on January 22, 2018 at the beautiful age of 101.
Dorothy Ada Dupre' was born on May 24, 1916 in Ville Platte, Louisiana to Eli and Gadrate Dupre'. Love of family and hospitality touched her heart as a child with the tradition of Sunday afternoon "visits and cake" with cousins and close family. In 1935, she graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana and earned her teacher's certificate in 1937 from LSU. Following graduation, she became a teacher and the youngest principal at the Elementary school in Prairie Ronde, Louisiana.
She married her sweetheart, Frank Brown Hinckley III on August 12, 1939, in Shreveport, Louisiana and they moved to Dallas where they both worked in the family business, Hinckley Cold Storage. They had four wonderful children and celebrated almost 61 years of marriage. Dorothy was known for her gift of hospitality, wonderful Cajun recipes, and the famous "Mimi's Chocolate Cake". She lived with grace and dressed with impeccable style always. Her family gatherings were her delight providing treasured memories, special traditions and exceptional food. Never did a guest leave her home without a warm welcome and something delicious to eat! One of her greatest gifts was her Godly wisdom, counsel, and encouragement for not only her family, but also the many close family friends she took "under her wing".
Preceding her in death are her parents, her brother and sister, J.C. Dupre' and Gladys Armand, and her beloved husband, F. B. Hinckley III. Dorothy is survived by four children, Glen Hinckley and wife, Marlee; Suzanne Allen and husband, Mike; Frank Hinckley and wife, Nancy; Sheri Moore and husband, David. She leaves a wonderful legacy of twelve grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren, and special nephews and nieces. Also, the family would like to thank the caring Prestonwood Court staff, VNA Hospice, and especially her wonderful caregiver, Maria Padilla, for her love, loyalty, and devoted care for Mimi for more than ten years.
Dorothy knew and loved her Savior Jesus Christ and lived a life of gratitude thanking Him for each day with a heart filled with joy. Her incredibly positive outlook, listening ear, kind and gentle ways, and unwavering faith have blessed each one of us. No doubt she is celebrating life in her eternal home, reunited with her husband and family while enjoying a little crawfish, gumbo, and chocolate cake!
Visitation for family and friends: Sunday, January 28 - 4:00-6:00 PM
Service and Graveside following: Monday, January 29 at 12 noon Sparkman Hillcrest
Serving as Pallbearers are her grandsons and great-grandsons:
Alen Hinckley, Michael Allen, Taylor Hinckley, John Hinckley, Scott Hinckley, Taylor Davis, Brian Moore, Jackson Hinckley, and Mason Hinckley.
In lieu of flowers, a gift to Sky Ranch in her memory would be appreciated.