Faith Ellen (Steele) Dossett

May 16, 1949 ~ June 22, 2019 (age 70)

Beloved wife, devoted mother, cherished grandmother, Faith Ellen (Steele) Dossett, age 70, passed away in Longview, Texas on Saturday, June 22, 2019 surrounded by her family.  Faith was born on May 16, 1949 in Jefferson, Texas to Homer and Elsie (Smith) Steele. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Freddy Steele, Joe Steele and Homer Steele and her Aunt Irby Smith.  She is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 44 years, Allen Dossett; her son, Russell Laster; her grandchildren, whom she adored, Quinn Laster and Alex Laster; their mother, Allison Swadley; numerous other family members and many friends who were blessed by her love and friendship.  Faith graduated from Jefferson High School and was the Valedictorian of her graduating class.   She went on to graduate from ETBU with honors, receiving her nursing degree, and earned two Masters Degrees from UT Tyler, her MSN and MBA.  She was a member of Alpha XI and Sigma Theta Tau.  She was a very good, caring and compassionate nurse for many years working in ICU at Good Shepherd and Hospice of East Texas in addition to teaching nursing at Panola College.  Faith also spent years working for Bob Duvall as an accounting secretary, Marshall Pottery and Marshall Savings and Loan.  She loved to read, loved to go to garage sales, loved her cats, but her true passion in life was attending the many activities of her grandchildren.  She was so proud of their accomplishments and loved the time spent with them at “Camp Nanny”.  She was full of wisdom, which she shared with so many and could always remember exact events and the dates they happened.  Faith’s life was well lived and she was well loved.  She loved her Lord and loved her church home, Central Baptist  Church.  Funeral Service will be held at Meadowbrook Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:00pm with Russ Perry officiating.  Visitation will be held immediately following the service at Meadowbrook Funeral Home.  On-line condolences may be offered at

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