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Joseph Wayne Lamar Dorsey

Joseph Wayne Lamar Dorsey
Joseph Wayne Lamar Dorsey, 62 of Temple Hills, MD (formerly of St. Mary’s County) departed this life on November 22, 2022. He was the youngest son of the late Joseph and Margaret Dorsey, born on August 15, 1960.

Lamar graduated from Chopticon High School in 1978. He was a member of the Chopticon Marching Band where he played the bass drum. He also played on the junior varsity basketball team and later became the varsity team manager.

Lamar loved sports. If sports was on the TV, he was watching it. He loved watching football, basketball, golf and even horse racing. On any given Sunday, he would be sitting on the couch or at the dining room table cheering on his football teams and telling the coaches what to do. Besides watching sports, Lamar loved watching cartoons on Saturday mornings.

Lamar would also watch cooking shows and then try out the recipe. Those who knew him, knew he loved to eat, which made him a pretty good cook. He also loved to dance. Folks would comment on how light he was on his feet for a big guy.

In the last few years, Lamar had become an avid reader. He made sure to keep up with all the current events and let everyone know what was happening in the world.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alton Thompson; Godson/nephew, Joseph Je Von Dorsey and niece, Dominique Jordan.

Lamar leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Umeka Lynette Yates; siblings, Dennis Jordan (Gloria), Cleo Dorsey, Donna Briscoe (Ronald), William Kevin Dorsey (Yvonne), Delores Dorsey, Joan Dorsey; Godson/nephew, Wayne Dorsey and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

On Thursday, December 8, 2022 visitation will begin at 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Interment will be private.


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  1. Mary Hebb Thomas says:

    Sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one.

  2. Glyceria Carter Young (sissy Carter) says:

    My condolences to the family, he will be missed

  3. Sharon Carter says:

    My deepest condolences for your loss of Lamar. May he Rest-in-Peace

  4. Sharon Carter says:

    To the Dorsey Family, My deepest condolences for your loss of Lamar. May he Rest-in-Peace

  5. Sharon Carter says:

    To the Dorsey Family, My deepest condolences for the loss of Lamar. May he Rest-in-Peace

  6. Bernadette Coleman says:

    Hello Dorsey Family, We are sad and pray with you. We are asking God to hold each of you close. We know if we look to Him, He always sees us through. God bless. We love you. Bernadette & Ed

  7. Leroy W BLAKE jr ( Lee ) says:

    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

  8. Safia Westfield says:

    To hear of your passing shook the room! You have been in my life for 23 years you watched me and my siblings grow up everyday! You grew to be much more than just a neighbor you became an Uncle that we loved and laughed with! You always watched us when walked to and from school as children ensuring our safety home. When we waited at the bus stop you were there making sure we felt safe. When I made thanksgiving pies you always wanted them! You and my Dad (Michael) were neighbors that turned into brothers! You have always shown up for us in our childhood! We appreciate your presence in our life! We have so many memories together with you! We are completely devastated and heartbroken and we are going to miss you tremendously! My deepest condolences the Dorsey Family! -Safia Westfield (Michael Bellamy Daughter)

  9. Valerie Countiss says:

    I am so sorry to hear about my classmate and very good friend. I did not see him much, but when I did he always had a big smile, that´s what I will remember most about him. Pray for the family.

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  11. Carolyn Young says:

    My deepest condolences to his family. You all know what a bright light Lamar was to everyone and I know he will be missed. Lamar was not only a classmate but dear friend. We didn’t see each other often but it was always the same, hugs and laughs. I was looking forward to reaching out to him for our upcoming reunion. Rest easy my friend and continue to share your light.

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