Jacqueline Desha Dortch- Riddick 44 of Benton Township Michigan departed this life on October 2nd in Lakeville, Ohio. Jackie was born on April 19th,1977 to the late Eddie Simms and Beulah Dortch in Berrien Springs, MI.
She attended Benton Harbor Area Schools and received her GED in 2005. She attended LMC- and Phoenix University and majored in accounting and hospitality. She was once employed at the Women’s Shelter. Her passion for the outreach ministry did just stop there. She increased her culinary skills and baking. WE called her a.k.a. “Suzy Homemaker” She was always finding someone to share her finished meals with. She was a woman of many skills which included home interior decorator.
She was passionate for family gatherings which would include coordinating of Game Night, Couples night, youth night. Because of her anointed commitment for others to receive salvation the Holy Ghost was always lead her and everyone that attended left with burdens lifted, healing of the mind, body, and soul. If you ever attended one of those activities, you know I’m telling you the Holy Ghost truth. Due to Jackie having a LOUD PERSONALITY she was inspired to achieve goals that the Lord would give her to complete like, podcasts, Tutorials for her Husband's church where she served in many capacities. If you met her, you would know that you have been with a true woman of God.
She gave her life to the Lord in 1999 at Brotherhood COGIC she later moved her membership to Reed Temple for several years. She later married her KING Pastor Gregory Riddick on February 4th, 2000, until her demise.
They celebrated 20 years of marriage by going to Las Vegas.
The Lord transitioned them, and they joined Martin COCIC. It was there Jackie followed her husband’s dream to Pastor and that is where Grace and Faith were born, she worked alongside her husband for 7 years following the leading of the Lord to impart the ministry to those they encountered.
Jackie’s servitude to serve others in any capacities that the Lord led her to do. Her love for the ministry is without question her greatest passion was for her family and friends to be saved.
Jackie wasn’t blessed to have children but all her nieces, nephews, Godchildren, community children felt the untiring love that she had to share the gospel, invest, and spread her Christian love to each and every one.
She leaves to cherish her memories of her Husband (KING) Elder Greggory Riddick; two sisters, Alfreda, Cuwanda Dortch, one brother Tyrone Byndum all of Benton Harbor, MI Terri & Elder Earnest Nelson of Cassopolis, MI. Four uncle Arthur Lee Dortch Jr of Richmond, IN, Uncle Elder James /Regina Dortch Berrien Springs MI, Tommie Dortch Sr, of Muskegon, MI, Alfonso” Buster” Dortch Benton Harbor Mi two Aunt Ruth Patterson Benton Harbor Mi Pamela (Larry) Cooper of St. Joseph, MI. Three Brothers in love Jacky/Dawn Joseph from Joliet, IL, two brothers from Chicago, IL, Ray Joseph, and Kendall Joseph.
Three God Children, Isiah Boyd, Rosealee Hampton, Nick, and Brittney Kennedy, Three Sons, Shawnquis Sanders, Marquay Dortch Marquay Hill, and Jac 'quale Dortch. One daughter Lynell Nelson Two great- great-nephews. A host of Nieces, Nephew cousins, whom she loved.
She was preceded in death by both of parents Eddie Sims, and Beaulth Dortch, maternal grandparents Arthur Lee Sr.- & Dorothy Dortch, One brother-in-love Johnny O'clock, two Aunt’s Minnie Rayner, Lydia Simms, and One Uncle, Jimmie Dortch, all of Benton Harbor, MI.