Evelyn (Miller) Dortch was born February 23,1953, in Blytheville, Arkansas to Sylvester and Louise Ivory, the fourth oldest of 12 children.
The family moved to Cleveland, Ohio and was educated in the Cleveland Municipal School System where she graduated from East Technical High School.
Evelyn accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Cleveland and later moved her membership to Dunham Avenue Christian Church where she continued to serve and remained faithful until she passed on, into eternal life on January 4, 2021.
Evelyn was united in holy matrimony to Ernest Lee Dortch, to this union three children were born: Richard Dortch, Dewyne Dortch, and Selena Renee’ (Dortch) Robinson. Evelyn was a wonderful mother and devoted wife who was adored by her children. Evelyn put her nurturing skills to work outside of the home and became a Daycare Provider at Lexington Bell Community Center in Cleveland, and later worked at G & S Metals also in Cleveland for many years until she retired.
Evelyn was kind and caring. She had a zest for life, a nurturing heart, and a loving spirit. She will truly be missed by all those who knew her and loved her.
Proceeding her in death was her mother, Louise Ivory, and her brother, Sylvester Ivory Jr.
Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory her father Sylvester Ivory Sr., her three children Richard (Kecia), Dewyne, Selena (Jermaine); 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. three brothers Andrew (Denise), Theopolius, Steveison (Kerry); seven sisters Rose, Cathy, Sylvia, Phillistine, Jackie, Loretta, and Margarette; a honorary son, Kenneth Stingley; two aunts, Betty Speed & Claudia Mae Johnson; her significant other Julius Baker (Pepper); two honorary sisters Doriann Buck & DeBorah Jackson and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Evelyn Miller-Dortch, please visit our floral store.