JIMMIE "B" DORTCH 63 of Benton Harbor Michigan departed this life on November 4, 2020, at Spectrum/Lakeland hospital.
Jimmie was born on February 1, 1957, to the late Arthur Lee and Dorothy Dortch of Braggdocis Missouri. they moved to Michigan in 1962 where he made his home. Jimmie attended Benton Harbor Public Schools and later received his GED. He then enlisted in the National Guards where he served his tour.
Jimmie was employed in the manufacturing industry until he became disabled.
"B” enjoys socializing with his children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and siblings. He also had a passion for BBQing for the family and holiday gatherings. "B" loved to make us laugh and being the family comedian. "B” was an exceedingly kind person he would help anyone.
"B" had several nicknames that he was known by; some of us knew him as "B" some of us knew him by Jimmie B, Some of us knew him as "Beesly" some of us knew as Big Jim and some knew his as JD.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories one daughter Emma (Rickey) Payne, two sons Jimmie (Rosallan) Hill, Johnny (Latosha) Hill all of Benton Harbor, Michigan.
21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, he has three brothers Arthur(Irma) Dortch, of Richmond, IN, Elder James(Regina) Dortch of Berrien Springs, Michigan, Tommie Dortch of Muskegon, MI Alphonso (Muchie) Dortch of Benton Harbor, MI, and two sisters Ruth(Michael) Patterson of Benton Harbor, MI Pam (Larry) Cooper of St. Joseph Michigan.
He will be missed by all that loved him far and near.
Jimmie "B" was preceded in death by his parents Arthur Lee and Dorothy Dortch and two sisters Beaulah Dortch and Minnie Dortch- Rayner.
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