Dorothy Pitts Purvis, 85 of Laurel, MS passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Hattiesburg Health and Rehab in Hattiesburg, MS. She was born Monday, October 19, 1936, in Laurel, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 17, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Ellisville Funeral Home in Ellisville, MS. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Laurel, MS. Bro. Rory Dill will officiate. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Lula Pitts; brothers, James Pitts and Jerry Pitts.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, William Purvis of Laurel, MS; son, Robert Purvis of Austin, TX; daughter, Dinah Williamson of Laurel, MS; and one sister, Doris Malone of Broaddus, TX.