The New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will host a memorial service for Thomas W. Dortch Jr. on Saturday, Feb. 25, beginning at 11 a.m.
In the presence of his loved ones and friends, Thomas W. Dortch, 72, passed away on February 15 from pancreatic cancer.
Dortch had a distinguished career that led to leadership positions as a trustee at several of the top historically black colleges and universities in the country and as chairman of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Dortch is recognized internationally as a prominent figure, purpose-driven philanthropist, and celebrated civic leader.
Dortch also held a variety of advisory and leadership positions at the local, national, and international levels.
Distinguished dignitaries, close friends and family, as well as well-known performers, will share their thoughts and memories during Dortch’s memorial service at New Birth, where he was a member and served as board chairman.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change CEO Dr. Bernice A. King, former U.S. Senator Sam Nun, Ambassador Andrew Young, New Birth Senior Pastor Dr. Jamal Bryant, Bishop Neil Ellis, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Vice-Chairman Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Judge Glenda Hatchett, and others will honor Dortch’s life and legacy.
The New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is situated in Stonecrest at 6400 Woodrow Road.
Also, NewBirth.org and New Birth’s YouTube channel will broadcast the service live.
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