Velma Cole Dorse
Velma Cole Dorse, 92, of Michigan City, died May 25, 2017, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The widow of Clarence C. Dorse, she was a member of Berry’s Chapel CME Church, in the church choir and was secretary-treasurer. She was a former member of Samuel Chapel MB Church in Ashland. She was a homemaker.
Visitation will be June 2 from 11 to 11:55 a.m. at the church.
Services will be held at noon on June 2 at Sims Chapel MB Church in Michigan City. Burial will be in the Dorse Family Cemetery in Michigan City. Rev. William Joslin will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements..
She leaves five sons, Lemmie L. Dorse, John W. Dorse, Bernel C. Dorse, all of Nashville, Tenn., Lorenzo Dorse, Walter Humphrey, both of Memphis; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Melvin C. Dorse, and four brothers, Ben Cole, Jasper Cole, Booker T. Cole and Marvin Cole.