March 24, 1932 - September 14, 2020
Odessa Dorsey was born March 24, 1932 to the late Will Evans and Mattie Sarah Grant in Sandhill, Mississippi. Her life on earth ended Monday, September 14, 2020 with family members present in Brandon, MS. Growing up in Mississippi she attended Sandhill Elementary and came to know Christ at an early age attending Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Sandhill, Mississippi. In 1955 she met and married Robert Dorsey and to this union one daughter and two sons were born; and a previous marriage to Howard Hamlin and to that union a daughter Peggy Lee Hamlin. She was preceded in death by daughter Pheabie Dorsey, five sisters and one brother: Clemmie McIntyre, Betsy Sample, Otis Paul Evans, Effie Donald, Olivia McNair and Catherine Robbins ne She leaves to cherish her memories: one sister Lessie Pearl Dear of Flowood, MS and one brother Ernest Evans of Pelahatchie, MS. Two sons, Dennis J. Dorsey of Little Rock, AR; Glenn Dorsey of Brandon, MS. Grandchildren: Tarsha Grant, Anthony Grant and Darryl Dorsey. Great grandchildren: Marcellus Grant, Darius Grant, Ka’Lani Dream Grant and two great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Odessa was a devoted mother who raised three generations of children solely on her own. She also liked sewing, gardening and other do it your-self projects that supported her family. She continued to improve herself throughout life. She graduated from Cosmopolity School in Chicago and practiced from her own shop, Odessa's Beauty Boutique for eight years in Sandhill, Mississippi and earned her GED at the age of 44.
Odessa Dorsey was born March 24, 1932 to the late Will Evans and Mattie Sarah Grant in Sandhill, Mississippi. Her life on earth ended Monday, September 14, 2020 with family members present in Brandon, MS. Growing up in Mississippi she attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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