2017-06-14 / Obituaries

Betty A. Dorsey

Betty Allemong Dorsey was born July 18, 1931 in Omps, West Virginia – the youngest of seven siblings.

She married James Howard Dorsey November 11, 1948. They had four children – Deborah Dorsey Jones, Dwayne Keith Dorsey, Beverly Dorsey Jordan and Brian Craig Dorsey.

Howard’s job relocated them to Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Delaware.

Betty always maintained a loving home for her family. Neighbors, friends and children were always welcome.

Following Howard’s death in 1975, Betty became a permanent resident of Memphis, Tenn.

She is survived by her sister, Eileen Reeder; her four children; 11 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren (with one more on the way) and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceeded in death by brothers Lewis, Frank, Jim and Elmo Allemong and sister, Reba Michael.

Services were held at Memphis Funeral Home Friday, June 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation preceding at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, Baptist Memorial Foundation, 350 North Humphreys, Memphis, TN 38120.

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