Dorothy Bagby Seemann died peacefully in the company of family and friends on November 17, 2019. She was born in Waco, Texas on February 21, 1942. Dorothy graduated from North Texas State University, where she was an officer in Zeta Tan Alpha Sorority and the student senate. Always a scholar, she was inducted into Mortar Board Leadership/ Honor Society in recognition of the many organizations in which she served. Dorothy moved to New Orleans in 1965 following her marriage and spent the rest of her life in a place which she considered the most interesting in America, while raising her children Jennifer and Charles. She also served on the board of the Community Service Center, was active in the parents’ organizations of Holy Name of Jesus and Our Lady of the Elms, and in various community arts organizations. Later in life, she graduated from Tulane School of Social Work. After managing the Metairie office of Basics Plus, Dorothy went to serve as a Social Worker at Ochsner Medical Center for many years. Daughter of the late Nathe Parks Bagby and Roxye Nugent Bagby. Loving mother of Jennifer Seemann Wellborn and Charles Frederick III (Amy). Caring grandmother to Catherine Elizabeth Wellborn, Amelie Grace Seemann, Charles Frederick Seemann IV, and Patricia Becker Seemann. Sister of Martha Bagby Hill Dunbar (David) and the late Susan Bagby Tilley. Dorothy is also survived by the father of her children, Charles Frederick Seemann Jr. (Nancy), a host of nieces, nephews, friends and many colleagues she made along the way. A Memorial Service and Gathering will be held at St. Paul’s UCC at 1 PM on Thursday, November 21st, officiated by Rev. Burton Bagby-Grose. Visitation will start at noon. If wishing to make a donation in lieu of flowers, Dorothy’s charity of choice was WRBH – Reading Radio (3606 Magazine St., NOLA 70115). To share memories or condolences please visit, www.tharpsontheimerfh.com.
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