July 21, 1926 - August 24, 2018
Dorothy McGhee was born July 21, 1926, in Amite County, Mississippi to the union of Thomas and Carrie Wilkerson. Dorothy was one of eight children to bless their union. As a young woman Dorothy came to Chicago to make a better life for herself. She married Willie James McGhee on October 22, 1945 they had four children Delores, Nathaniel, Patrick and Paul. Dorothy was the matriarch of the family. She was loving, supportive, caring and kind all the time using a firm hand to guide her children and steer the family in the right direction. Dorothy enjoyed entertaining and family, hers was the house where people gathered. She enjoyed cooking large meals and having family over to eat and celebrate life. Spending the night at “moms” house meant a big breakfast and a warm hug. Family meant everything to Dorothy, she would frequently travel home to Mississippi to see family and old friends. She was a good friend, the first one to call and check on you, plan lunches and host impromptu dinners, the glue that held friendships together. As her health began to fail Dorthy moved to a nursing facility where she was frequently visited and lovingly cared for by her family especially her nephews Sherman and Louis Martin. On August 24, 2018, Dorothy McGhee fell asleep in death. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings and one son Nathaniel. Dorothy leaves to cherish her memories, her children Delores, Patrick (Beverly) Andy Paul; grandchildren Symeon, Laquinta, Nikiya, Tiffany, Terrance, Robert, Shaunita, Victoria, Lamont and Deon; great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Dorothy McGhee was born July 21, 1926, in Amite County, Mississippi to the union of Thomas and Carrie Wilkerson. Dorothy was one of eight children to bless their union. As a young woman Dorothy came to Chicago to make a better life for herself.... View Obituary & Service Information
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