Bertie M. Dorris, 71, of Cottage Hills, Illinois passed away at 1:58 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at her home. She was born November 12, 1945 in Suffolk, VA, a daughter of the late Robert Hundley and Clara (Butler) Godfrey of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She had worked at Wood River Township Hospital and Bethalto Care Center. She retired after 25 years of dedicated and loving service as a registered nurse and continued working at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville, V.I.P. Manor in Wood River and Elmwood Nursing Home in Maryville. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Chapter 6060 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and she enjoyed crocheting. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her former husband of 42 years, Jack Dorris of Edwardsville, IL; children, Jackie Dorris of Cottage Hills, Dale Dorris of Pontoon Beach, Allen Dorris of Cottage Hills, Brandy (Chris) Womack of Pontoon Beach and Cindy (Amanda) Dixon of Dow; grandchildren, Dylan, Jamie, Austin, Alanna, Tyler, Kaytlyn, Lexi, Krissy, John, Brittnie, Hannah and C.J.; great grandchildren, Cameron and Levi; brothers and sisters, Patricia (Claude) Gibbs of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Mary Koria of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Christine (Glenn Goin) Spence of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Bobbie (Art) Joiner of Zephyr Hills, Florida, Angela (David) Massey of Ottumwa, Iowa, Richard (Jeanie) Landers of Houghston, West Virginia, Donnie (Rhonda) Landers of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Donnie Hundley of Zephyr Hills, Florida; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kevin Billings; brothers and sisters, William Landers, Charlie Landers, Cheryl Ann Cagnina and Tommy Hundley.
In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held at Pitchford Funeral Home, 2555 Vaughn Road in Wood River on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Charles West officiating.
Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home. Irwin Chapel of Glen Carbon in charge of arrangements.
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