Dorothy Harvey “Sackie”, of Brielle, New Jersey, a loved and treasured Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and Sister, passed away at her home Sunday, May 17, 2020. Dorothy was born December 13, 1936 at Fitkin Hospital in Neptune, New Jersey to Acy and Pearl Harvey and was the youngest of five children (Fred, Ollie, Pearl, Mattie, Dorothy). She graduated from Manasquan High School Class of 1954. Eventually she would work at Merten’s Realty in Asbury Park and ultimately became a fixture in the Asbury Park Municipal Court system where she helped countless people daily and with a beautiful and warm smile. Until her death, she remained a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Manasquan.
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Dorothy was a devoted mother who dedicated her life to her three children, Joanne Elmore; June Harvey; and Joel Harvey. She loved, cherished and held close every moment with her son-in-law Stanford, daughter-in-law Angela and five grandchildren, Marcus, Toni, Joel, Louis and Janaya. She was lovingly called “Aunt Sackie” by each of her many nieces and nephews, whom she adored and relished being a part of their lives.
Dorothy was a great cook and would love to socialize at home with card games and cookouts. She was a big fan of NFL football and Major League Baseball and would love to recap the week’s games. She was a fan of fashion and always had a fresh “Sunday hat”. She had a very magnetic personality and made friends everywhere she went. The highlight of her days included receiving visits from family and friends and making daily phone calls, which would last for hours. Sackie was a rare combination of hardness and tenderness. Until they see her again, she will always be missed and loved by her children, her grandchildren, her nieces and nephews, and her in-laws.
Arrangements are under the care of Orender Family Home for Funerals, Manasquan, NJ. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at a future date. All services were private. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle. In lieu of flowers, please donate a food item to your local food bank. To send condolences to the family please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.net.