Rickey Dorn Sr.

Born: Sat., Jan. 31, 1953
Died: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018


12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
Location: Christ Temple Church of The Apostolic Faith

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
Location: Christ Temple Church of The Apostolic Faith

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Rickey Dorn, Sr. was born January 31, 1953 in Gary, Indiana the 6th of 12 children born to Andrew and Nannie Bell Dorn, Sr.  On January 10, 2018 Rickey peacefully departed his earthly life at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

Rickey grew up in Gary, Indiana and graduated from Horace Mann High School in 1971.  After graduation, Rickey joined the United States Navy and received an Honorable Discharge on April 7, 1978. He received his Certification from STIA System Associates in 1984 and his Associates of Science in Management Degree on May 9, 1987 from Calumet College. Rickey was employed with Federal Express for 22 years retiring in May 2015. He was also employed with the United Postal Service, Door Master and KC Door Company’s where he received numerous awards, accolades and recognitions. Rickey was also a member of Fort Erie 167 and Kankakee Elks Lodges 1753.

Rickey relocated to Joliet from Kankakee, Illinois in 1993 where he met Stephanie D. Kelly. Rickey and Stephanie were united in holy matrimony on November 24, 1998 in Joliet, Illinois. He became a member of Christ Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith and was baptized in Jesus Name on January 12, 2003. He received the gift of the precious Holy Ghost in 2013.

During his life Rickey built many lasting friendships of every persuasion.  He will be remembered as a person who loved talking to people and who met no stranger. His towering presence and personality will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Nannie Dorn, Sr. son, Rickey Dorn, Jr. brothers, Andrew Dorn, Jr. and Bobby Dorn, sisters Bessie Kirk, Neanza Washington and Denise Dorn. He leaves to cherish precious memories his loving wife, Stephanie Dorn, three daughters, Talitha Kelly of Joliet, IL, Mia Strong of North Carolina, Davon Dorn-Gorman of New Jersey, two sons, Maurice Strong (Marilyn) of Orlando, FL, Rickey Keith Dorn of Noblesville, IN, 6 sisters, Dorothy Bradley and Delores Brame (John) of Gary, IN, Betty Smith (Glenn) of Merrillville, IN, April Spann of Indianapolis, IN, Carolyn Johnson and Rosa McRoy (Melvin) of Des Moines, IA, special sister in laws and Nurse, Selena Hammond, Joliet, IL, daughter in laws, Junita Shaw, Phoenix, AZ and Sherinda Tolbert-Dorn, Atlanta, GA, step-son, James Kelly (Conne), Byron Kelly (Dr. Kristi), 19 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws and a host of extended family and  friends.

The Dorn family extends a heartfelt “thanks” to Margie Stanfel, from Joliet Area Community Hospice.  Your dedication in meeting the needs of Rickey and his family was greatly appreciated. 

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Barbara Webb-Edwards
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
I wish my Dear Classmate and his Family, Peace.

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