Dorothy Bansfield

Obituary of Dorothy Delores Bansfield

Dorothy Shannon Bansfield, 75, daughter of late John and Helen Shannon transitioned in the comfort of her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren on Friday, September 25th, 2020. Born in Pleasantville, NJ, Dorothy graduated from Atlantic City High School with the Class of 1963, where she was active in many academic and social organizations. Dorothy went on to graduate from Hunter College in New York City with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English. She completed further study at Columbia University where she received a Masters of Arts degree in American Literature at City College of New York. She taught high school English in East Orange, New Jersey, Detroit, Michigan and Baltimore, Maryland. After leaving teaching, she served as an Administrative Manager at a United States Attorney's Office in Newark, New Jersey; Shannon Law Office; and Champion Awards in Washington, DC. Dorothy was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church in Atlantic City, New Jersey at an early age by Rev. Mills and later joined Caanan Baptist Church in New York and Shiloh Baptist Church, Washington, DC, where she served as a Senior Usher and Church School teacher. Poetry and reading were her passions, and she published two books of poetry centering on the expressions of her childhood and the Jim Crow South. Joy came to Dorothy in being a mother and grandmother to her three sons, Sean, Yale and Adam and their children. With the passing of Yale, she is survived by: her sons, Sean and Adam; a host of grandchildren; brothers, John, Richard, Joseph (Latulla), Matthew, and Ronald "Rahman" Shannon; special nieces and nephews, Jesse (Muff), Keisha, Aki and Simone. Special Thanks to her hospice caregivers and caregiver, Latasha Lawson. Graveside funeral services will be 11:45AM, Tuesday, September 29, 2020, in Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville, New Jersey. Interment to follow at 12:30PM. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.
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Tuesday
29
September

Visitation at Funeral Home

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc.
301 Absecon Boulevard
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Tuesday
29
September

Graveside Service

11:45 am
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Atlantic City Cemetery
New Road & Washington Avenue
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Atlantic City Cemetery
New Road & Washington Avenue
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States
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