Dorothy Mattie “Mama Dot” Pozak


Dorothy Mattie “Mama Dot” Pozak, 90, of Dora, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday September 7, 2019.

Mama Dot was satisfied being a homemaker, selling Avon, raising her children and spoiling her grandchildren. She also worked for Armor Packing Co. in Birmingham. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother. She loved gospel singing and her church family dearly. She was truly satisfied with her life. In her early church years, she worked diligently alongside the other women in the church cooking, selling, and delivering chicken and dressing dinners, selling candy and doughnuts to raise money for the Dora Church of God. She helped in Vacation bible school and she was one of the Kool-Aid & Cookie ladies. She was a lifelong member of Dora Church of God and she was a walking testimony of the goodness of the Lord. She will be remembered for being a Prayer Warrior and her fervent praying for others. She was never ashamed to stop and pray for you at that moment. She would pray for her doctors and nurses. People would seek her out just to pray for them. This is a story that was shared with us by Helen Pickett who delivers meals for the Sumiton Community Center homebound every day. She told me that if Mom prayed for her before she left on her deliveries, everything went smooth. However, if she got in a hurry and was not prayed for before she left, it was a hard day. Mama Dot sure knew how to get a prayer through! When we would pick her up at the Center, people would stop us and say, “Please let her pray for me before she leaves”. What a legacy she leaves us. She was a Proverbs 31 woman. She truly lived the Proverbs 31 life before her husband and family, and that Proverbs 31 woman’s life and prayers paid off, because one evening in their home as Mama Dot and Brother Randy Beck gently led her husband Wilburn in the sinner’s prayer. She told him every night before they went to bed, “Don’t forget to talk to Jesus”. Now she is telling all of us from Heaven the very same thing. “Do not forget to have your talk with Jesus!” She will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be Wednesday September 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. Rev. Dale Horton and Rev. Lewis Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Shanghi Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Wilburn Pozak; parents, Walter Lee Harrison and Myrtle Gilbreath Harrison; brothers, James “Bruton” Harrison, Walter “W.L.” Harrison and Jimmie Harrison and sisters, Iva Dell Cook and Hazel Browning.

Survivors include children, David Pozak, Tim Pozak and Renee Shoemaker and husband Ralph, of Dora; grandchildren, Jacob Shoemaker(Ginger) of Dora, Matthew Pozak of Helena, and Kara Pozak Barr (Bobby) of Helena; great grandson, Hank Barr; sister’s in love, Billie Harrison of Dora and Mary Pozak Hicks (Earl) of Dora; a host of nieces and nephews; bonus daughters include, Darlene Harrison McDonald (Bruce), Diane Browning Miller, Debora Conner Lentz (Steve), Kaye Harrison Tidwell, Pam Moore Earnest (Jerry) and daughter in memory, Rhonda Weldon Hodges (Tommy); special friends, Joann Brown, Joan Thrasher, Helen Pickett and Drew Jett Roberts and her extended family at the Sumiton Community Center.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Cook, Paul Morgan, Tommy Bussey, Danny Browning, Dennis Harrison and Dantley Cox. Honorary pallbearer will be Charles Fortenberry.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in her memory to Dora Chufch of God Children’s Church Department at P.O. Box 41 Dora, AL 35062. A place that was close to her heart.

Online condolences may be expressed at

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323