Demetrius C. Dorsett
Sunrise: July 10, 1969 - Sunset: October 27, 2023
On Friday, October 27, 2023, Demetrius C. Dorsett, a loving husband and father, suddenly passed away of AML Leukemia at age 54. He passed away at Bayhealth Kent Campus (where he was also currently employed) surrounded by his family and work family.
Demetrius was born on July 10, 1969, in Brooklyn, NY, as the only child to the late Carolyn Butler and Ulysses Dorsett. Due to the premature passing of his mother, Carolyn (3 months after Demetrius birth) and his father Ulysses serving in the military; Demetrius was raised by his parental grandparents, the late Marie Fryer and Curtis Raymond Dorsett. Demetrius graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn around 1990. He then acquired college credits in General Studies. Though he never completed college, he went on to obtain several certifications in maintenance and extermination. He then worked various extermination and maintenance jobs in Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY.
In 2010, Demetrius moved to Dover, Delaware and was introduced, by a long time childhood mutual friend Robert Brown, to his wife Sharonda. They became one on July 5, 2013. Demetrius spent three years working for the State of Delaware at Delaware Technical Community College, Dover Campus, as a maintenance worker. While working at Del-Tech, Demetrius met a co-worker from his hometown, whom he would instantly befriend and nickname "Party Rob". Over the years, their friendship would grow into a special brotherly bond. Demetrius then moved to Milford and spent three years working at Delaware Veterans Home as a maintenance worker. During this time, he went back to school at Polytech Adult Education in Woodside, an received additional certifications in Environmental Services. Once completing his courses, he decided to further his career at Bayhealth Kent Campus Hospital in Dover, in EVS. While working at Bayhealth, Demetrius would also befriend Todd Hubbard, with whom he also grew a brotherly bond. Demetrius valued his years employed with Bayhealth. He enjoyed that he was able to be part of the service his peers, throughout the community, received when coming to his workplace. He also enjoyed working along-side of Bayhealth staff members of whom he called his "work family".
Demetrius loved all people and things. He grew special bonds with everyone he came in contact with and had various nicknames throughout the community "D", "UniQue", "Demi", "Double D" and "Dorsett" just to name a few. Demetrius honorably cherished being called a loving father and husband. He valued caring for his family and didn't hold back telling everyone he encountered. He loved collecting fur coats and luxury watches (gifted from his son). He loved spending time with his family and friends, listening to music, watching 80's television and cartoon shows, reading spiritual literature and most importantly, working. Demetrius especially valued spending one on one time with his son, Jahquille, participating in his school events and most importantly being an active advocate in his medical care. He was a friend to everyone he encountered. His presence always left a heartwarming and everlasting impression on others.
Demetrius leaves behind his wife, Sharonda G. Dorsett; and son Jahquille M.C.D. Goode, both of Dover; daughter Demi Dorsett of Brooklyn; niece (he helped raise) Serenity B. Goode of Milford; great niece he was honored to help name, Illiana "Delilah" Marie Pulley-Goode of Milford; sister-in-law Kalimah Muwah-hid (Charles), of Georgetown; brother-in-law Robert Cheeks (Pam) of Dover; grandmother-in-law Lorraine Brawley of North Carolina; three very special cousins Lisa Fryer Patterson of Florida, Barbara Gilmore of New Jersey and Gwen Payton of Newark, a host of other loved aunts, uncles and cousins.