Friday, December 1, 2017

Dorothy Gutierrez

Mrs. Dorothy H. Gutierrez, 92, entered into rest on Friday, December 1, 2017, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home. Visitation will be held at Nowell Massey Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 5th from 5 pm - 7 pm. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 6th at Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Michael Wells presiding. Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Dorothy was born on January 12, 1925, the eldest of 8 children to Robert and Annie Beth Hisaw. She married Joe Valdez Gutierrez on July 22, 1960 in San Antonio, Texas. There she had a career as a bookkeeper, and raised their son, Brent Joseph Gutierrez. Later, she returned to her childhood home of Louisville, where she was active in her church, Ellison Ridge Baptist, and was a well-loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joe V. Gutierrez, her son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Annette Gutierrez, her grandchildren Ashley Gutierrez Siler (Dustin) and Justin Gutierrez (Sarah), and her great-grandson, Henry Joseph Gutierrez. She is also survived by three sisters, Joy Hisaw Ming, Bertie Jo Hisaw, and Gayle Hisaw Persons, and sisters-in-law Carolyn Hisaw and Susan Hisaw Moore. A whole host of beloved nieces and nephews mourn their loss.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Edwin and Annie Beth Fuller Hisaw, and by her siblings and siblings-in-law Robert Berlin Hisaw, Virginia Hisaw, Embree Hisaw, Willie Pearl Hisaw, Van Dorn Ming, Fannie Hisaw, Marion Hisaw, and Benny Persons.

Pallbearers will be Larry Cockrell, Jared Cockrell, Robert Hisaw, Ray Deen Hisaw, Delbert Ming, Dwayne Ming, Brad Winstead, and Brant Winstead. Memorials may be made to Ellison Ridge Baptist Church, c/o Kathy Carr, 13 Ellison Ridge Church Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at