STONECREST, GA –A celebration of the life and legacy of Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m., at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd., Stonecrest. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
An international figure, purpose-driven philanthropist and celebrated civic leader, Mr. Dortch led a storied career that propelled him to leadership roles as a trustee at a number of the nation’s leading historically black colleges and universities(HBCUs) and chairman of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Dortch, 72, at the time of his passing, also held a number of local, national and global leadership positions and advisory roles.
The homegoing services, which will be held at New Birth where Mr. Dortch was a member and served as chairman of the board, will feature reflections and presentations from close friends and family, noted dignitaries and acclaimed performing artists. Former U.S. Senator Sam Nun; Ambassador Andrew Young; New Birth Senior Pastor Dr. Jamal Bryant; Bishop Neil Ellis; Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social; 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Vice-Chairman Albert E. Dotson, Jr.; Judge Glenda Hatchett and others will commemorate Dortch’s life and legacy.
Members of the community are invited to join close friends, family members and colleges to attend in the celebration of life ceremony.
Mr. Dortch died on Feb. 15 surrounded by family and close friends after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Carole; five children: Bridgette, Mark, Thomas (Jeniece) III, Angel, and Mulu (Zelealem); 14 grandchildren; and sisters, Juanita Dortch Nickens and Marie Dortch Lucas; and a host of other relatives.
Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes will officiate the ceremony, which will also be live streamed on NewBirth.org and New Birth’s YouTube channel.
Homegoing Ceremony Details:
Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023
Time: Funeral services will start promptly at 11 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Location: New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd, Stonecrest
More information about Mr. Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. can be accessed here.
Live Stream: The services will also be available online at NewBirth.org and on New Birth’s YouTube channel