Dorothy Ann Dennis was born on 6/14/1956, in Clanton Alabama to parents Henry and Cindy Dennis. She was the eldest of her siblings. Being the eldest, Dorothy took charge at an early age in helping to care for her younger siblings, the home and anything she knew that would help her mother. While still a child, her family moved to the city of bright lights, New York. They settled on Long Island and ultimately planted roots in a small town named Wyandanch.
Dorothy went to school in this town and eventually made friends with other girls her age. They grew up together, like sisters and their bonds remained strong, even to this day. After her years in school, Dorothy gave birth to two children, a baby girl she named Kenya and a year later, a baby boy, she named him Antwan. She continued to grow in life by working as a “Mental Health Therapy Aide” at Pilgrim State Psychiatric Hospital, another place she made lasting friendships. During this time, she met and later married her boo, Emile Haynes. The couple were happy together for 25 years before Dorothy became a Widow. She later retired after 36 years of service at her job.
Dorothy was always a huge presence in her family, she was always there to help them in their times of need. She enjoyed helping people. Dorothy had a a love for crafting, her weekly BINGO games and learning new things. She was a loyal friend, a freethinker, fearless, strong, smart, a protector and she loved her children deeply.
On December 26, 2021, Dorothy known to all of us as “Dottie”, passed away due to Covid. Her last moments were of her thinking about her family. She wanted them to be okay, continue to be safe and that she loved them. She will be deeply missed by us all.
Dorothy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her Daughter Kenya Dennis-Beavers, Son in Law Wayne Beavers. Her Grandchildren Essence Dennis and Donte Beavers, her Father Henry Mac Dennis (May). Siblings - Horace (Kareta), Sanford (Jennifer), Gregory (Mary), Doris, Lisa Dennis-Otero (June), Grace and Henry (Lamora), A host of cousins, nieces and nephews, Best Friend/ Sister- Melinda Dancy and other special friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her Husband Emile Haynes,
her Mother Cindy Dennis and her only son Antwan Bailey.