Mamie Louise Dorsey
Mamie Louise Dorsey, 92 of Capital Heights, MD.
Reflection of Life
Mrs. Mamie Louise Carter Dorsey was born in Camden, South Carolina on March 19, 1921 to the late Virgil and Josephine Carter. She was the third child of eleven children, five brothers and five sisters. God blessed her to live a wonderful life for ninety-two years.
On Friday, January 3, 2014 the Lord whispered softly “Mamie”, you have been a faithful servant, a great wife, and an anointed mother, sister, and friend. Come home now and take your rest.
Mother and Dad entered into holy matrimony August 2, 1942. From their union they were blessed with four children.
Mamie received her formal education in Camden, South Carolina, having completed Jackson High School.
She was a fantastic cook which she learned at an early age, while her mother prepared meals for 13 family members. She later became the cook for the entire family while her parents worked in the fields. She loved reading, going to the grocery store, mall grand openings, and shopping for fine clothes and would not go out without her lipstick. Mother would affectionately pack her children’s lunches for school to include freshly baked gingerbread prepared early that same morning. She not only raises her own children but had many opportunities to nurture and care for other families’ children. She received on the job training for raising children while growing up and helping to raise her own brothers and sisters.
She didn’t work outside the home until her own children became adults. She worked briefly as a waitress for Hot Shops Corporations and sold army Joy Donuts. Her love for children led her to become substitute teacher for twenty years. She was the best mom and grandmother ever.
Mamie accepted Christ at a very young age having been introduced to the Lord by her father Rev. Virgil Carter who was a Methodist pastor of two locations for years. After the wedding with Rev. Herman Dorsey, she joined Springfield Baptist Church around 1953. She became a member of the Angelic Gospel Chorus. In later years, she became a member of the Nurses Unit and the Mother’s Board.
Mamie was predeceased by her husband Rev. Herman Amos Dorsey and 5 brothers; Virgil Samuel Carter , Henry Carter, William Carter, James Carter, Edward Berkley Carter and 4 sisters; Ora Lee Burroughs, Susie Hall, Thelma C. White, and Dorothy Pierce. She leaves to cherish her memories; Brenda J. Thomas (William), Patricia A. Ross (Larry), Harvey H. Dorsey (Joan), Denise L. Watkins (Vernal), one sister Linda Carter Hall (South Carolina); three sisters-in-law; Margie Carter (New York City), Pauline Carter, and Barbara Carter; her grandchildren; Brian Thomas (Debbie), Krista Bocus (Roger) Maceo and Bari Thomas, (Cyprus) Deidra Johnson, Dasha and D’Neen Ross, Cortland Dorsey, Tamica, Lita, Vern, Christian Watkins (Virginia Beach) Aprelle Duwany (Quiff) (Nyrobe, Kenya) Six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and host of nieces, and nephews relatives and friends.