Obituary of Cindy Rae Dotson
Cindy Rae Dotson
Cindy Rae Dotson, passed away peacefully at the age of 61, on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at Lightways Hospice in Joliet, surrounded by the love of her family. Cindy was born in Oak Lawn, on June 27, 1961, the daughter of the late Jeanne Mae (Walter) Anderson and Gerald Kent Richards. She grew up in Orland Park and Romeoville, and attended Romeoville High School, where she was proudly involved in the ROTC program.
Cindy was a long time member of Brookfield Zoo, where she enjoyed making many memories with all of her family members. She was very generous and enjoyed giving her homemade crafts with those she loved. When she wasn’t spending time with her grandchildren, she was with her girlfriends playing Bunco or going out for great conversations over lunch or dinner. She often tested her luck with scratch off tickets or playing the slot machines.
Cindy is survived by her son, Brian Hickey (fiancée Latisha Altiery); daughter, Brooke Oko; four grandchildren, Samantha Hickey (fiancé Ryan Lovelace), Delanee Hickey, Liam Hickey, and Braydon Dotson; two great-grandchildren, Skylar Hickey and Damien Lovelace; and three siblings, Gerald Richards(Marilyn), Cheryl Richards, and Jeffrey Richards. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
She is preceded by her ex husband, Mickey Dotson; her parents, grandparents, aunt, and uncle.
A Memorial Gathering for Cindy Rae Dotson will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL, from 1:00p.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m. As it was her request, cremation rites have been accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to Brookfield Zoo would be appreciated.
For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.comwhere you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.