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Michael K. Dorsey
Date of Death: November 24, 2015
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Tuesday 12/1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Wednesday 12/2, 11:00 am
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Mt. Hebron Cemetery
305 E Boscawen St
Winchester, VA 22601
Wednesday 12/2

Michael Knight Dorsey, 59, of Winchester, VA, died November 24, 2015, following a battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a rare neurological disorder for which there is no known cause or cure.   Mike graduated from John Handley High School in 1974, where he was a standout basketball player. He then graduated from Virginia Tech in …
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John Elrick left a message on January 5, 2016:
I knew Mike since 1998. He was a kind man, determined to make sure he took care of his family. He will be missed
Joan Cavaliere left a message on December 2, 2015:
I had the absolute pleasure of working for Mike for the past 12 years. He was always kind, caring, & gave me great tips on business. My thoughts , prayers, & condolences are with Mike's family. He will be missed. May GOD be with him.
Lander Barbour Manuel left a message on December 2, 2015:
Dear Annette, I am saddened by your loss of your husband. I only knew him from meeetings when I was teaching Parker, but he was always so kind and I could tell that Parker adored him. I hope that both you and Parker will feel the love and support of those around you at this very difficult time. Please know that I am sending prayers and love to you both. Lander Barbour Manuel
Martha johnson left a message on December 2, 2015:
I am so saddened to hear this loss, Annette. I met Mike as he was watching little boy Parker play tennis. Though i got to know your family slowly, I knew right away that this man was an awesome dad, husband , friend. He always wore a smile and shared an energy and ease everyone picked up on. I praying that your memories will wrap around and hug you. Love Martha
Wes Bayliss left a message on November 30, 2015:
Annette, I was deeply saddened to learn of Mikes passing. I would always enjoy our talks when I would have to come by and fix something else MIKE had broken!!! May you and Parker find strength in each other - God Bless
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Debbie Melton Buckley left a message on November 30, 2015:
So Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He always had a smile for all and a kind word. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends
Donald Finley Sr. left a message on November 30, 2015:
Prayers and blessings to the Dorsey family. Mike was a friend and a wonderful team mate at Handley High School. I remember his quietness on the court, his hard work and ability to score. He is now with the glorious team led by the Supreme coach. Take care.
Tony & Gail Summerlin left a message on November 30, 2015:
Annette & Parker, We so loved Mike and his willingness to put up with the "Summerlin's" when we visited (and Aunt Rachel too!). We had some grand times just visiting and "chewing the fat". Many people cross your paths as you travel life's road and meeting and getting to know Mike meant more to Gail & I than you will ever imagine. He was family and his legacy of wit and true Southern Gentleman charm will always precede him and will be spoken highly of for the remainder of our life times. You know we will continue to hold up the family, especially you two, in our prayers that the God of all comfort and peace will sustain you now and for the time to come without your special husband and father!! All our love, Tony & Gail
Rick Kerns left a message on November 29, 2015:
I always considered Mike a friend. I had great respect for his quiet sureness and his outside jump shot. He will be missed until we meet again.
Camille Stroud Summerlin left a message on November 29, 2015:
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. - From a headstone in Ireland Michael Knight Dorsey was fondly referred to as “Dorsey” by Gene & I. Mike was a man of honor, honesty, kindness, caring & consideration, and so many other fine attributes. He always seemed so cheerful and upbeat. Anyone who knew him or met him was enriched by that experience. Clearly, he was a devoted, loving husband to Annette and father to Parker. 2 most poignant memories of Mike, of mine, is his holding baby Parker in his arms; and, always alongside & helping Annette during her back surgery convalescence. Mike’s character and reliability are a testament to his parents, Smith and Winnie. I keep you and Parker in my thoughts and prayers; along with the rest of his family and friends. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” Washington Irving
Jennifer and Marshall Sorenson left a message on November 29, 2015:
I was shocked and saddened to learn about this in the newspaper, today. As a neighbor, Mike was always friendly and smiling. I knew him to be exactly what was written about him, especially the fishing with Parker. Our prayers and thoughts are with Annette and Parker. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Tina McKee left a message on November 28, 2015:
Mike was such a joy to work with. His business ethics and commitment to his customers was a true testimony to the kind of man he was. He just came to call on me a few weeks ago and it is so hard to process that in that short time he has dealt with so much. I never had the pleasure of meeting his family but certainly heard much about you. My impression of Mike was that he always carried a smile on his face that reached his heart. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Denny Seabright left a message on November 27, 2015:
My heart bleeds with this news as I have moved from the state and didn't know he was ill, Mike was the kind of friend you have very few of as he never said a bad word about anybody or anything and I have rightfully so never heard a bad word about Mike. I have many fond memories spending time on the eastern shore and at Silver Lake hunting and fishing with Mike, a true American Sportsman and Southern Gentleman. I feel for his Family and may God bless you and you can be assured there was no question when he got to the pearly gates as if anybody made it, Mike did. I will miss you Mike but I won't forget you
David Larrick left a message on November 27, 2015:
Mike was in the first American Lit. 11 class I taught at Handley, Spring, 1973.
Lydia Strickland left a message on November 26, 2015:
My thoughts and prayers are with you Annette , Parker and all of Mike's family. I know the love you have is strong and your memories will last forever. Know that I am thinking of you now and in the difficult times to come. Love Lydia
Darla Nelson left a message on November 25, 2015:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult and sad time. He will truly be missed. God bless you
Sherry & Jimmy Strickland left a message on November 25, 2015:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult and sad time. I pray that God will stay close with his arms wrapped around you and provide comfort. “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller
Sherry & Jimmy Strickland left a message on November 25, 2015:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult and sad time. I pray that God will keep you close with his arms wrapped around each of you and provide comfort. “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller
Michele Cooley left a message on November 25, 2015:
God bless you Mike. Many prayers for Annette, Parker, Smith and Winnie. Our thoughts and prays are with you.
Smoot Carter III left a message on November 24, 2015:
Mike was a special man. When we reflect on someone's legacy we think on how they touched us... Mike had a unique way about him and I can always remember when he would call up.. that he genuinely cared about my well-being and I have a soft place in my heart for him. I can distinctly remember his face and his glasses and most importantly the way he talked. What an amazing and devoted father and friend. God bless you Mike.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Carol Rittelmeyer left a message on November 24, 2015:
When I think of Mike, I see his smile, hear his laugh, and remember how he enjoyed life-whether at home with his family, saying a kind word or sharing a laugh with neighbors, getting ready to go on a fishing trip, or hunting with Pepper, his dog. He lived his life as a true Southern gentleman, always caring for his family, friends, and neighbors. He will be missed, but the legacy he left through his life will continue to be felt by all who knew him. Much love and many prayers for Annette, Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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