Dorothy Iona Whiteside

Dorothy Iona Whiteside, age 64, of Mount Vernon passed away 5:14 P.M. Monday, 
January 14, 2008 at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Il. 

She was born April 18, 1943 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois the daughter of Manuel and Lydia 
(Campbell) Berry. She married Robert Whiteside Jr. on March 25, 1977 at Lively Stone 
Apostolic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois and he survives in Mount Vernon. 

Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of Lively Stone Apostolic Church in Mt. Vernon for over 
30 years where she also served in the choir. She was also a member of African American 
Heritage of Mt. Vernon where she served on the Card Committee sending cards to the sick. 

She is survived by her husband, Elder Robert Whiteside Jr. of Mt. Vernon. Three daughters, 
Charlene Matthews of Washington, DC, and Errian Johnson-Whiteside of Mt. Vernon, and Mia 
Cantley of Detroit, MI; one son, Terry Cantley and wife, Alesa of Indianapolis, IN; one 
sister, LaMeatria Jean Berry-Shelton of Madisonville, KY and a niece, LaMeatria Jean Berry 
and husband, Adrian Carruth of Mt. Vernon, IL; three brothers, Manuel Vernell Berry and 
wife, Barbara Jean of Mt. Vernon, IL, Leon Berry of Mt. Vernon, IL, and Donnell Berry and 
wife, Lucille of Elgin, IL; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A host of nieces 
and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, LaMont Cantley; and one brother, James 

Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon Saturday, January 19, 2008 at Evangelistic Outreach 
Christian Center (1407 S. 11th Street Mt. Vernon) with Bishop Paul H. Evans and Elder Allen 
Rudd Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in 
Woodlawn. Friends may call from 6 to P.M. Friday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon at (618) 246-0100.

Source: Courier News {Elgin, IL}
Date: January 17, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford 

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