Mitchell Dorsey Jr. was born October 17, 1936 in Earle, Arkansas to Mitchell Sr. and Eliza Dorsey. He departed from this life on Friday, August 11, 2017 after a battle with illness.
Mitchell was employed by Burgess Norton for many years.
Mitchell inquired the pet name of “Mad Dog”. He enjoyed playing his bass guitar and traveling. He really enjoyed spending time with his family and always expressed the importance of being connected with family. Everyone knew who Mitchell was if you were a part of this family. Mitchell had a joking attitude and a loving heart.
Mitchell married Marie Elizabeth Carlson in 1960 and relocated to Elgin, Illinois in 1968.
Mitchell leaves to cherish his memory five sons: Fred Dunigan, LA Dunigan, Arthur (Linda) Dorsey, Michael (Michelle) all of Elgin, Illinois. Alonzo (Talisha) Dorsey of Streamwood, Illinois. Two daughters: Pat Dunigan and Marie (Lloyd) both of Elgin, Illinois. One brother: James Dorsey of South Elgin, Illinois and one sister: Mamie Williams of Elgin, Illinois. 24 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Mitchell was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell Sr. and Eliza Dorsey. His wife: Marie Carlson Dorsey. Two sons: Carl Lee Dorsey and Lagusta aka Sonny Dunigan. One grandson Lonnie Dunigan. Four brothers: Anthony, Robert, David and Promise Dorsey. Four sisters: Ernestine Clement, Christine Cochran, Callie Cobb, and Martha Dorsey. His mother-in-law Mary Carlson.
****He will be truly missed by family and friends*****
Visitation and service will be held Saturday, August 19 at Bethesda Church of God in Christ at 9:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am. For more information please contact O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 847-741-1400.