Whittie Mae Walker Dorsey, 101, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 29, 2017, in Hallsville, Texas. Born June 7, 1916, in Upshur County, Texas to Lige W. and Emmie Lee Walker, one would often find a young Whittie Mae perched on a favorite tree branch, and with a good book in her hands.
Whittie married Joel Jackson Dorsey on May 2, 1936, and they were blessed with three children. She was a Christian woman and a member of the Hallsville Church of Christ. Her life was an example of love, family, generosity, and service to others.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, two brothers, and four nephews. She is survived by her three children, Gary Dorsey and wife Glenda, Linea Ray and husband Johnny, and Joe Dorsey, all of Hallsville; her six grandchildren, Sherlyn Fisher and husband David of Silsbee,Texas, Shonda Hortman and husband Greg of Hallsville, Jamie Eisenhuth and husband Gary of Hallsville, Lincee Ray of Houston, Joel Dorsey and wife Chrissy of Hallsville, and Jonathan Dorsey of Hallsville; her twelve great- grandchildren; her sister, Ruth Lawrence of Hallsville; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Whittie will be conducted at the Hallsville Church of Christ on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from 1:00 pm to service time. Graveside services will follow at the Hallsville Cemetery.
The family is eternally grateful to Life Care Health Services and Hospice for the loving care of our mother.