Carl Barnes Funeral Home
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Houston, TX 77008


Dahlia Mae Prophet

February 1, 1933 - November 28, 2012

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On February 1, 1933, a beautiful baby girl was born to Charlie and Clara Dobbins in LaGrange, Texas. She was named Dahlia Mae Dobbins. Her parents preceded in her death. Dahlia was the second oldest of five children.

Dahlia Mae, as she was lovingly and respectfully called, accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. She is a former member of Antioch Baptist Church in Acres Homes where the late Reverend Floyd Williams, Sr. was pastor. She later joined St. Mark’s Missionary Baptist in Acres Homes in the early 1980s pastored by the late Reverend T. T. Williams where she remained until her failing health limited her attendance.

She was a devoted wife to her husband Richard Lee Prophet, Sr. until his death in January 2001. Dahlia Mae was a loving mother to daughter, Rita and sons, Richard, Jr., Larry and Joseph; daughter, Carolyn Joyce Prophet preceded her in death.

Dahlia Mae was educated in the Houston Public Schools System, attending Booker T. Wahington High School. She was a nurse by profession. Her work experience includes Texas Children Hospital, Hermann Hospital and private duty nursing.

Dahlia lived her life true to her faith in God. She was a private person, quiet, patient, and a lady. She was recently described as having a presence and air about her. She was also described as being a perfect patient, never complaining.

Dahlia was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. She delighted in caring for two of ther great-grandchildren, Alaina Dahlia and Autumn Nicole until they were old enough to go to nursery school.

She departed this world on November 28, 2012 as she lived, peacefully and gracefully, asleep in her bed.

Two sisters, Ivory Jewel Hicks and Dorothy Jean Dobbins, and one brother, Harvey Lee Dobbins, Sr. also preceded her in death. She leaves to celebrate her life: daugther, Rita Thomas (Jerry); three sons, Richard, Jr. (Earlene), Larry (Ethel), and Joseph Ray; six granddaughters, Mia Keysha, RaShonda, Tori, Kim and Krystal; four grandsons, Trevon, Richard III, Joseph, Jr. and Dominique; nine greatgrandchildren; one sister, Ardella Parms; four sisters-in-law, Robbie Dobbins, Norma Dyer, Helen Prophet and Dorothy Prophet; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.