Ernestine Clements, 80, of Elgin died on Monday, July 13, 2009 at Central DuPage Hospital. Born on July 5, 1929, she was the daughter of Mitchell Sr. and Eliza (Bernett) Dorsey.
She accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Bethesda Church of God in Christ where she was an active member of the Usher Board and Mother’s Board until her illness. Ernestine was also employed at Lee Wards Company for many years.
Ernestine was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Ruby Clements; granddaughter, Louise Pargo; two brothers, David and Robert Dorsey; two sisters, Callie Cobb and Martha Dorsey
Ernestine leaves to mourn her death four sons, Carl (Dora) Clements of Rockford, IL; Willie (Ludovice) Clements of Elgin, IL; Charles Clements and James Clements; five daughters; Elizabeth Pargo of Omaha, NE; Betty (Nick) Donald of Elgin, IL; Gale Clements of Omaha, NE; Gloria (Glossie) Towner of Chicago, IL; Lorraine (James) Rice of Wheaton, IL; brothers, Anthony Dorsey, Mitchell Dorsey, Jr. and James B. Dorsey; sisters, Christine Cothran, and Mamie C. Williams; thirty grandchildren, sixty great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at Bethesda Church of God in Christ, Elgin from 9:00 AM until time of funeral service at 11:00 AM, pastor James Marks, officiating. Burial will follow at Bluff City Cemetery. O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. For more information or to leave a condolence, call (847) 741-1400.