Dorothy ” Dot” Estes Miree Mishoe, 53, of Birmingham, AL, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022, surrounded by loved ones after a hard fought battle with cancer. Dot attended The Webb School in Bell Buckle, TN, and graduated from Brenau University in Gainesville, GA, in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She was a Delta Delta Delta Sorority member. In 1994, she completed her Master’s Degree in Education in Clinical Counseling at the Citadel in Charleston, SC. Dot had a passion for helping others, particularly when it came to children, teenagers and young adults struggling with learning disabilities. Whether it was her work at Trident Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC, or Duke University, Durham, NC, she truly believed that when students with disabilities were accommodated properly, there was nothing that could interfere in their success. In her role as Guidance Counselor at Trident Academy, she promoted positivity and determination in an effort to build her students’ confidence. Dot’s love of education and compassion for her students inspired her to establish The Richardson and Lucy Miree Scholarship Foundation at Trident Academy in memory of her parents. During her tenure in higher education, Dot worked tirelessly to advocate for students with disabilities at all levels of higher education: Community College, undergraduate, graduate and professional school. As a Counselor in the Office of Disability Service at Trident Technical College, Dot spent countless hours counseling, advising and mentoring students with disabilities. After leaving TTC, Dot became the Director of the Student Disability Access Office at Duke University where she oversaw all disability related accommodations for undergraduate and graduate/professional students. She shared her vast knowledge and skill set on a national level with Ivy League Peer Institutions. Dot touched the lives of countless students, parents, faculty, staff, and visitors throughout her professional career and will be greatly missed. Dot had a tremendous zest for life and was able to light up a room everywhere she went. Family and friends were the center of her world. She was a treasured friend to many and a stranger to no one. Her ability to multitask and organize was like no other. She loved the sun, the beach, and “putting her toes in the sand”. The Florida Keys was her “Happy Place”. It is where she loved spending quality time with family and friends, listening to Kenny Chesney, fishing and frequenting her favorite restaurants. She was an accomplished competitive angler and was named the 2002 SKA Top Lady Angler. She loved hanging out and socializing at the Mepkin Abbey Hunt club. She saw Disney World through a child’s eyes and shared this love with her family, making the trek annually. She was a diehard Alabama football fan and her “Roll Tide” enthusiasm will truly be missed. Dot adored being a loving mama to LucyAnne. Having lost her own Mother at such a tender age, her life’s mission, which she accomplished, was to have a close, trusting, and loving relationship with her daughter. She was a loving wife, a proud mama, genuine friend, kind, smart and sassy! One of a kind! She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Charles Montgomery Mishoe; her daughter, LucyAnne Estes Mishoe; brothers, George H. Miree (Lisa) and Claude Estes Miree; sister, Jennifer Miree Cope, Betsy Goodykoontz Miree; brother-in-law, Michael Messina (Becky); mother-in-law, Patricia Scarsella (David) and Nana Francis Shirley. She is predeceased by her parents, Richardson Forbes Miree and Lucy Estes Miree; sister, Elizabeth Miree Higham: Dr. Mallory Forbes Miree: father-in-law, Charles Mishoe; stepmother-in-law, Colleen Mishoe. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Seacoast Church-Mount Pleasant, 750 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC, at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to: Trident Academy for The Richardson and Lucy Miree Scholarship, 1445 Wakendaw Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

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