Cynthia Smith Dorsey, affectionately known as Sookie, 69 years old, was born February 6, 1952 in McKeesport, PA. The beloved daughter of the late Essie and Tina (Taulton) Williams, said her final farewell to the world on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Charles Dorsey, her parents, and siblings, Belinda Williams, Patricia Lee and Essie Williams.
Sookie was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and Community College of Allegheny County, where she obtained an Associate’s degree. She worked for the United States Census Bureau and later retired from McKeesport High School where she enjoyed working as a counselor in the teen parenting program.
She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. Sookie was loved by so many people because of her loving heart and generous nature. Sookie was a member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in East Liberty and enjoyed attending service there when she was able to.
Sookie is survived by her sons, Benjamin Smith Jr. of Carnegie, Shannon Smith of Monroeville, Brandon Smith of McKeesport, and Tavius Smith of Georgia, ex-husband, Benjamin Smith of Duquesne, sister, Donna Rowe of Mt. Lebanon; brother, Ted Williams of McKeesport; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, extended family and friends.
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