Our beloved Melanie Laverne Dorsey, 61, went home to be with the Lord on September 26, 2018, She was born December 4, 1956 to the late Henry Bernard and Evelyn Lenore Waters.
She was educated in the Montgomery County Public School system. At a later age, she went on to receive her high school diploma, and then in 2010, she graduated from Kaplan University with a certificate as a Medical Assistant. She was employed for 10 years at Food Lion, and most recently at Weis Market.
Melanie helped raise her nieces and nephews which she took pride in, and her greatest accomplishment was marrying the love of her life, Paul "Sonny" Dorsey and becoming a mother to Alonzo Dorsey at the age of 40. She was a huge supporter of Alonzo, always attending each extracurricular activity and/or sporting event from his childhood up until the time of her death.
She was a proud mother and doted on her son. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, listening to music, dancing, reminiscing on family memories and spending time with family and friends.
Melanie is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Evelyn Waters, her husband, Paul "Sonny" Dorsey and two brothers, Henry «Bernie" Waters and James Riggs. She also leaves to mourn her son, Alonzo Dorsey, her two sisters, Sandra and Marsha Waters, one brother, George Riggs (Denise), two sister-in-laws, Pauline Walker (Sherman) and Caroline Prather, two brother-in-laws, Carroll and Gene Dorsey, three stepsons, Paul "Boo Boo" Palmer, Joseph and Tyrone Dorsey, one
stepdaughter Towanda Cross (Donte'), fourteen step grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God has laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard 1him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, or play.