Dorothy M. Brunt

Feb 28, 1931 - Jan 08, 2022

Dorothy M. Brunt

February 28, 1931 - January 08, 2022

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Life Reflections
Dorothy Mae Brunt
Dorothy was born on February 28, 1931 in Gurdon, Arkansas to parents Mary and Waymon Kirkandoll. On July 21, 1951, Dorothy married the love of her life, Edward Brunt, Sr. Together they had six biological children: Edward Jr., Brian, Cheryl, Scott, Shelly, and Lisa; and a plethora of adopted children.
Dorothy had a strong relationship with the Lord and an unshakeable foundation of faith. You often found her ministering on the phone with someone, spreading the love of God wherever she went, or praying for someone. Even while in the hospital, she preached the word, talked about Jesus, and ministered encouragement to the nurses and staff.
Dorothy always had a servant's heart and a love for people. She dedicated a large part of her career in the social services field developing programs and locating resources for those in need. She worked for Greater Omaha Community Action (GOCA), Bellevue Housing Authority, and Urban Housing Foundation. In other jobs, Dorothy worked at Tip Top making hair curlers, worked for a company that processed chickens and rabbits for consumption; and was a janitor at a local school. Dorothy was creative and gifted in many areas, sewing clothes without patterns, cooking without recipes, and making something out of what appeared to be nothing.
Dorothy truly endeavored to show the love of Christ not only in word, but in deed. She served in many capacities within the church, but her greatest ministry was outside of the church. Dorothy had a heart that mothered the world. She never thought twice about opening the doors of her home to other people who needed a place to stay. She offered money to anyone who approached her, but they could only receive it if she prayed for them first.
Dorothy was very studious about the Bible, and offered Biblically sound information. She had a plethora of wisdom. Calls from everywhere came in continuously as people gleaned from her knowledge, which she offered freely. The phone rang from morning to evening, seven days a week. Dorothy made friends wherever she went. While on a cruise, she picked a favorite spot where she sat and watched people. She had no qualms about telling you what needed to be done. Over the years she mellowed her words down; they became seasoned with wisdom and grace so that it came from a position of love and not from a position of authority.
Dorothy loved murder mysteries like Columbo, Father Brown, Death in Paradise, Miss Marple, and Midsomer Murders. Most recently she developed a fondness of Youtube cooking shows. She enjoyed gardening and always kept the pantry, or dark room as it was called, full of food and goodies.
Some of Dorothy's favorite sayings were, "Change isn't change until you change," "Whatever," "Go to the Word," and "Let's find that in the Bible."
Dorothy touched so many lives. The night she passed, the nurse, Jessica, said to Dorothy, "Things weren't looking very good," and asked her what she wanted to do. Dorothy's response was, "Nothing, I'm good." In her remaining moments, Dorothy and Jessica recited the Lord's Prayer together until she departed this earth and entered into Glory. When we arrived at the hospital, with tears in her eyes, Jessica said, "I have only known your Mother for a short period of time, but I love her."
This is the impact Dorothy had on so many of us. She is deeply loved, and will be deeply missed.
Dorothy is survived by her children: Edward (Lori) Brunt, Rev. Brian (LaTonia) Brunt, Cheryl (Santos) Ruiz, Scott Brunt, Shelly (Christopher) Bates and Lisa Anderson; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Brunt, Sr.
FUNERAL SERVICE 10:00 A.M., Friday, January 14, 2022 at Eagles Nest Worship Center, 5775 Sorensen Parkway. BURIAL Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Service
Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 10:00 am
Eagle's Nest Worship Center

5775 Soresnsen Pkwy
Omaha, NE 68152

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Interment
Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery

7909 Mormon Bridge Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68152

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