Dorothy Elaine Gordon Santiago passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Tallahassee.
She was born in Apalachicola on Sept. 19, 1938. She was a native of Apalachicola, where she and raised her three sons, Alfred O. Shuler, Jr., Jay Gordon Shuler and Thomas Michael Shuler.
She loved music and played piano and organ for many years at First Baptist Church of Apalachicola, where she also sang in the choir. She began her musical career at age 12, as the organist at First United Methodist Church in Apalachicola. She had a strong faith in God, and was dearly loved by all who knew her. She was kind, gentle and never spoke ill of anyone.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Charles Santiago, who will be forever grateful for their life together. She is also survived by her children, Gordon and Michael, a brother, Thomas Gordon, three sisters, Faye Jones, Susan Pressas and Deborah Burley, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Sarah Gordon, and by her children, Mary Elizabeth Shuler and Alfred O. Shuler, Jr.
Her services will be held Wednesday, July 31, at First Baptist Church of Apalachicola, with a visitation at 10:30 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola. Services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.