- Cullman, Alabama


March 31, 2014

Phyllis ‘P.J.’ Jeanette Dodson

CULLMAN — Phyllis ‘P.J.’ Jeanette Dodson

Funeral services for Phyllis “P.J.” Jeanette Dodson, 50, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Bethany Baptist Church in Crane Hill, the Rev. Johnny Freeman officiating, with burial in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m.

Cullman Funeral Home is directing.

Mrs. Dodson died Saturday, March 29, at her residence, following a two-year battle with cancer. She was born May 31, 1963, in Newport Beach, California, to Clifford Phillip Ledbetter and Frances Jeanette Payne. She and her husband, Jim, were the owners of Alabama Financial Adjusters for 30 years.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She was also a friend to everyone that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Mac Ledbetter; and sister, Trena Marlene Strickland.

Survivors include her husband, Jim; daughter, Jessica Pratt; son, Phillip “Drew” Dodson; stepson, Brian Scott Dodson; father, Clifford Phillip Ledbetter; mother, Frances Payne; brothers, Clifford “Herbie” (Louise) Ledbetter and Larry Ledbetter; granddaughter, Leigha Banee Cantrell and Bridget Dodson; grandson, Aaron Blake Pratt; and a host of cousins and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her nephews and friends.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at


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