Barbara Dorsey was born on June 20, 1960 in Lynchburg, Va. She was born in Virginia but raised in Harlem, New York. She attended Middle School P.S. 90 and went on to graduate from Mable Dean Bacon High School. She later graduated from the
College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science.
She worked for the Bank of New York, MTV, Wells Fargo, and also with Bellevue Health and Hospitals Corporation as an Administrative Clerk in the Financial Services Department. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church on the upper Westside of Manhattan, where she lived for the last 24 years. She was also a part of the Senior Ministry for Women.
She was always interested in a good cause, whether it was people or things. She usually joined in the “Walk for a Cure” Marathon every year. Wherever Barbara went people had a smile, sometimes a hug, but always a good word. She was well known from the Eastside of Manhattan to the Westside of Manhattan. She was well loved by family, friends, and co-workers alike. Always
interested in meeting new people with the possibility of making friends. She traveled often, always ready for a new adventure. Her two favorite things: she loved people and food. The theater was a frequent part of her endeavors as well as street festivals and cruise ships.
Barbara is preceded in death by her father Rudolph, her mother Mary, and two siblings; Debrah and Rudy. As a daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, mother, and grandmother, she devoted her life and love to her family and friends.
She is survived by 5 siblings: 3 sisters, Linda, Yvonne, and Felicia; 2 brothers: Ronald and Christopher; 2 sons: Rick and Adrian; 3 grand-children: Celina, Nasir, and Claire; as well as a host of cousins, her aunt, nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.