Ardenia Laura Dorsey, 78 of Cambridge, departed this life on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Univ. of MD Shore Med. Center at Dorchester in Cambridge, Maryland.
Born April 30, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Arrie Tilghman and Julius Carter. She was educated in the public schools of Dorchester County and was employed at the former Dorchester General Hospital in Dietary.
Ardenia attended Greater Mt. Olive Full Gospel Baptist Church. Her hobbies were reading, singing, shopping, dancing and spending quality time with her family and friends. She loved uplifting and encouraging those she encountered.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Erskine Creekmore, Louis Creekmore, Philbert Creekmore, two sisters, Shirley May Copes, Nora Lee Cornish, two daughters, Arlethia Tilghman and Geraldine Tilghman Clark.
She is survived by her husband, Monroe Dorsey (Cambridge, MD); children, Cynthia Davis (Cambridge, MD), Helen Matthews (James), Salisbury, MD), Yvonne Matthews (Cornelius) Salisbury, MD, Arnetra Matthews (Ricky), Cambridge, MD and William Matthews (Salisbury, MD); siblings, Betty Davis (James) Cambridge, MD, Linda Creekmore (Cambridge, MD) and Marilyn Carter (Trappe, MD), Milton Tilghman (Cambridge, MD) and Octavious Creekmore (New Castle, DE) and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.