Welcome to the
memorial page for
Dorothy M. Singleton
November 4, 1933
~March 9, 2023
Here we are on this momentous day, standing at the threshold that all must one day face. We are here to say farewell to one of the sweetest, most loving women this world has ever known.
Dorothy Singleton entered this world on Saturday, November 4, 1933. Dorothy was born in Kingstree, South Carolina, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the only girl and the next to last child of Julius and Minnie Fulton. Like most southern born African-Americans, Dorothy was raised by her parents with a deep sense of cultural dignity, self-respect, and familial duty.
Dorothy would work to instill the same values in her only son, Wes Hanani Shelomo. However, for Dorothy, it was not enough to focus her attention solely on her son: Dorothy became a master teacher. She felt it was her mission to bring wisdom and guidance to the countless students who sat before her each new school year with wide-eyed innocence. Many of those same students still sing Dorothy's praises today. She not only touched their minds, she captured their hearts.
Heaven has regained an angel. Those who loved her have the blessed memory of her beautiful, elegant grace. The world feels just a bit more hollow now that she has returned home. Those who knew and loved her; who were blessed enough to have ever shared a conversation with her; or a moment in her presence .. know just how much light remains from her presence.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, and two of her brothers: Rufus and William aka Tappy.
Dorothy is survived by her son Hanani Shelomo aka Wes, her brother Bobby Fulton, and many nieces, and nephews. Rest well, dear Mother. Rest well.