Shirley Jean Dozier, 83, of Gonzales, passed away, Saturday, August 6, 2016. She was born January 19, 1933 in Climax, Georgia, the daughter of Andy and Odessa Bailey Dragoin. She married Marcellus Cosby Dozier Jr. June 11, 1963 in Midland City, Alabama. She was a homemaker, a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church and the Belmont Ladies Club. She was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, loved dogs especially poodles, enjoyed reading, crocheting and collecting angels and cookbooks. She is survived by daughter Lisa Sue Speed and husband Thomas of Liverpool, England; step-daughters Michelle Lee Kimsey and husband Edward of Vail, AZ and Dawn Renee Deppe and husband Richard of Washington, MO; sons Gerald Bruce Long of Tallahassee, FL, Walter Anthony “Sonny” Long and wife September of Victoria, TX and William James Long of Adel, GA; brother William Dragoin and wife Carlanda of Americus, GA; 9 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 14 Great-grandchildren.