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Dorothy Helen (Thompson) Breland

May 15, 1928 ~ July 8, 2019 (age 91)

Dorothy Helen Thompson Breland

May 15, 1928 - July 8, 2019

Dorothy “Dot” Helen Thompson Breland, Age 91, born in Delhi, Louisiana,

a long time resident of Mobile, and most recently a resident of Westminster

Village in Spanish Fort passed away on July 8, 2019. Dot was a devoted

loving mother and caring friend who will be greatly missed by her children,

grandchildren, other family members and her many friends.

Dot went to college after having four children and received her bachelor’s

degree from the University of Alabama. After teaching school for several

years, she attended the University of Florida on a fellowship and obtained

her Masters of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Spanish. Shortly

after receiving her Masters degree she moved from the classroom to the

position of Supervisor of English and Foreign Languages for the Mobile

County Public Schools. While in this role, Dot was recruited by Harcourt

Brace Publishing Company to work as an educational consultant in their

Southeast Division. In this position, she trained teachers throughout her

territory to use the Harcourt textbooks in their classrooms. She continued

working as a consultant for 19 years prior to retiring. After her retirement,

she was recruited to come back to the publishing company to support their

Far East Division. While working in this position, she enjoyed traveling to

Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Guam, Singapore and Hong

Kong before retiring for good to enjoy travel with her husband, Horace

Greeley Breland, Jr.

 

After being on the road for 20+ years, Dot began enjoying the other things

she loved. She loved playing bridge at the Mobile Bridge Center and

playing bingo at the local senior center. Dot and her husband enjoyed

frequent trips to the coastal casinos and Las Vegas. At home, Dot enjoyed

playing board and tile games with her family and friends. She was a

voracious reader and loved completing crossword puzzles, especially those

from the New York Times. Of all the things Dot loved, her greatest joy was

spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and

great-grandchildren.

Dot was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Horace G. Breland,

Jr. Survivors include: her brother Charles Edward Taylor of Chrysler,

Alabama, four children: Mary Anne West, Arlington, TX, Charles Michael

Breland (Mary), Grand Bay, AL, Linda McCann (Daniel), Spanish Fort, AL,

and Cathy Johnson (David), Birmingham, AL. Survivors also include eight

grandchildren: Mike Breland, Jr., Martin Breland, Mandy Reutter, Emily

Bromley, Jacob McCann, Brian Johnson, Bethany Patterson, Jamie Corona

and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces,

nephews and great nieces and nephews.

On Thursday, July 11, family will receive friends from 9:00-10:00 am

followed by graveside services and interment at 10:00 am.

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