Pearlie Mae Dorsey-Ashton, 63, passed away from this earthly life into eternity, on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at Rosenberg Healthcare Center.
Pearlie was born April 18, 1948, in Galveston to the late Willard G. Dorsey, Jr. and Dorothy Mae Armstead. She was a 1966 graduate of Central High School. She also attended Paul Quinn College, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. She was employed with Galveston I.S. D. for 30 years, retiring in 2006.
She was an active and dedicated member of Shiloh A.M.E. Church, where she served in the Mass Choir, with the Pastor Aide, in the Stephany Davis Missionary Society, on the Steward Board and as the Drill Team coordinator. She also served outside of her church activities with the Galveston Retired Teachers Assoc., Beta Phi Omega Chapter of A.K.A. Sorority, the Kwanza Charity Club, City Wide Gospel Chorale, the Court of Calanthe, Eastern Star, Galveston Heritage Choir, and Echoes of Praise and as founder of the Burnet Elementary School Drill Team.
She leave with cherish memories, one brother: Charles “PeeWee” Dorsey (Linda); devoted uncle: David Dorsey, Sr. (Geraldine); aunt: Mary L. Johnson; devoted great aunts: Elizabeth Mitchell and Lucille Armstead; great uncle: Matthew Armstead; god-sisters: Rev. Cassandra Mkwanazi; god-son: Israel Thomas; devoted extended family: the Cooks/Harrison families; special friends: Kay Evans, Rev. Patricia Smith and Odessa Holmes; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be held on Friday, September 30th from 2-5 PM at Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary, with a service of praise and thanksgiving from 6-8 PM at Shiloh A.M.E. Church. A service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 1, 2011, also at the Shiloh church with Pastors Eric and Myra Billups officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.