Edward Lee Dorsey, Sr

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Edward Lee Dorsey, Sr., known as “BeBop” and “Eddie D”, was born June 4, 1946, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Surrounded by his loving family, he transitioned peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 16, 2022. He was blessed with 76 years of life. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Hermon AME Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was a member at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, OH, where he sang in the choir and was known for his tenor voice.


Edward graduated from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Class of 64’ “GO PANTHERS”.  Due to the state of the country, Edward entered the US Armed Forces and served in the Army and was stationed in Korea where he proudly served. Edward earned a degree in Journalism and Broadcasting from Franklin University in Columbus, OH.


Edward retired from General Motors. He was an avid sports figure in softball, basketball, and touch football. Edward was a renaissance man.


Edward had a loving demeanor, contagious personality, unconditional love of rhis family, and never met a stranger


Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Christine Dorsey; wife, Marie Howard Dorsey; sister, Lindsey Mae Henry; stepbrothers, David and ReNorris Sharpe; and stepsisters, Johnnie Mae, Barbara and Kathleen Sharpe.


Cherishing his memory are his loving children, Sonji McNary, Edward L. Dorsey, Jr. (Tabitha), Chanta Trout (Leroy Anthony); granddaughters, Lakeshia Dorsey, Brianna McNary, Alana Dorsey, Candace Long, Mikayla McNary, and Shania Long; great grandchildren, Javeon Berry, Nyasia Miller, Niko Miller, Jr., and Legend Moore; brother, Willie Lee Dorsey, Jr.; step-brother, Gary Sharpe; sister-in-law, Idell Turner (George); brothers-in-law, Theodore and James Howard; and a host of relatives and friends.


Edward will be forever missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.


Visitation 5:00pm and Funeral 6:00pm Sunday, October 23, 2022 at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church, 2283 Sunbury Rd.

Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, 3201 NW 19th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Condolence Messages

  1. Granddaddy it’s so hard to believe that your no longer with us physically but you stay in our hearts ❤️ and mind we’ll never forget you .. love you

  2. Sis Donna Shepherd

    To the Family, You have my deepest sympathy. I was sadden to hear about the passing of Bro Ed. I will always remember the good times we had at Church and at our friend’s gatherings which consist of cookouts, parties or just playing cards. He was such a nice person to be around. May the Lord comfort each of you during this time of sorrow. God Bless!!

  3. I’m going to miss you so much Grandaddy, nothing could prepare me for this day but I know you are so happy dancing up in heaven with Grannie and so many others that you always talked to me about. I’m so blessed to have spent so many years with you, dancing, singing, learning, and teaching me how a woman is supposed to be treated. I have so much more to say but I know you’ll be listening to me everyday. I love you to pieces coconut head ❤️️

  4. Dad we will miss your laugh your smile your jokes your dancing everything about you will be missed for a man that I have met and truly love as my father who have never met a stranger you will be truly missed I love you Dad TabithaDorsey

  5. My condolences go out to The family. Eddie D was a good friend. I’ll never forget the great conversations we use to have on 25 th Ave. He always stayed in touch. Rest In Peace my friend.
    Hubert Snead

  6. May God’s strength, peace, and comfort surround you all. I know there’s a big hole in your hearts, but in time it will slowly mend together. No matter the time there’s a spot that will never mend. Uncle Eddie will surely be missed… he’s one of a kind! My deepest condolences to you family. Love Cousin Jackie

  7. Sis Donna Shepherd

    To the Family, You have my deepest sympathy, I was sadden to hear about the passing of Bro Ed. I will always remember the good times we share at Church and at our friend’s gatherings, which consist of cook-outs, parties and playing cards. He was a very nice and fun person to be around. May the Lord comfort each of you during this time of sorrow. God Bless!!

  8. Sonji Marie
    I am sorry for your lost, and I want you to know that Gods got you and your family. My deepest condolence to all of you….

    Ronnie Steward

  9. Elesha aka Lil Lisa

    Thank you for all the love that you have shown me and the family over the years. For being a pioneer and a great remodel for what a family man should be. You carried the torch and now we must continue your legacy. You will be missed. Love You Unc!❤️

  10. Larry Barber LB

    I’ll always remember the great times we had playing softball together and the friendship that developed. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. RIP Eddie.

  11. Eddie was a really good guy who I enjoyed debating with about certain sports. Although I haven’t seen him in over 30 years, his voice n laughter can be heard right now. My Thoughts n Prayers go out to his family..rest easy “Eddie D”

  12. Sending prayers and condolences to the Dorsey family.

  13. Charliemae Mickens

    My Deepest Sympathy to the Dorsey Family!! R. I. H Bro Dorsey!!

  14. To the Bereaved Family of My Lifelong
    Friend, Edward L Dorsey (Bebop), We
    Send our Sincere Condolences and
    Heartfelt Prayers. God Bless You.

  15. To the family of Eddie was an awesome, amazing person . He is going to miss. I remember when I met him at Mt Herman Church He was such a wonderful person . We share numbers and been friends since .

  16. Grandaddy,
    I miss you so much! It’s already been a year since you been gone from earth but I know that you’re living for eternity, I wish heaven had a phone so that I can talk to you but all I can do is pray! As I’m writing this I been crying, Legend is right next to me and asked was I ok, I just told him that I miss you! He said “ I miss Grandaddy too”! I’m that that my kids got to experience you and cut all the years that we shared. You never missed a beat in our lives and for that I’m forever grateful! I love you Grandaddy and tell Granny I said hello and that I love and miss her too! Until next time….

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