Dorothy Mae Cummings was born on November 22, 1944 to the late Laurie and Wilbur Cummings in Manning, SC. She departed this life after a short illness on January 3, 2022.
Dorothy was educated in the Baltimore City Public School System and graduated from Edmondson High School in 1964. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age and became a member of the Leadenhall Baptist Church when the family moved to Baltimore. In October, 1967, she gave birth to her first daughter, Katrina. In the early 1970s, Dorothy moved to Cherry Hill in Baltimore, MD. It was in this neighborhood where Dorothy planted her roots and created friendships with people that she considered to be her friends still to this day. She became a member of the First Baptist Church of Cherry Hill under the leadership of Rev. Henry Simon. It was in this church where 3 of her children would be baptized and begintheir own walk with Christ. For a short time, she became a member of the Olivet Baptist Church in Edmondson Village under the leadership of Rev. Wilburn S. Watson. In 2001, she became a resident at the N.M. Carroll Manor Apartment where she resided until her sudden illness. She ultimately became a member of the Mt. Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of the current pastor, Rev. Dr. H. Donald Bates. While at Mt. Hope, she supported many of the ministries and auxiliaries and was a member of the Missionary Ministry and even became the Chairperson for the Annual Woman’s Day, once. She held multiple jobs throughout her lifetime which included providing care for others. She enjoyed listening to gospel music, talking to family and her friends on the telephone and spending time with her family. Her birthday and holiday dinners were especially enjoyable for her. She loved to see her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as they began to grow. Dorothy loved to cook and would often call and share with her children and friends about her meals that she prepared and the things that she wanted us to bring her. She was also known for sending cards for the holidays and other occasions to tenants of her building and family members. We always knew to expect a card in the mail for our birthday and the holidays. For her daughters, your birthday was not complete until you received your card in the mail from Mommy.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory, 4 daughters, Katrina (Keith), LaTonya (Maurice), Sherry & Sherratta, 9 grandchildren, Danielle, Kendall, Bryelle, Chantel, Breon, Tevin, Christian, Jordan and Carlea, 8 great-grandchildren, Ashton, Messiah, Tyrell, Tyler, Ariana, Kendall, Calia and Jayce, 3 brothers, James, Bernard (Celestine) and Edward, 1 sister, Patricia (Lloyd), 2 aunts, Bernice Walters and Mae Scott, a special cousin, Sandria Dulin and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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