Maurice Dorsey was born on July 1, 1962, in Detroit, Michigan. Surrounded by his loving family and friends, he transitioned to eternity on June 13, 2019, in Dallas, Texas, at age 56.
Maurice attended Detroit Central High School. He went on to attend East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where he majored in education and graduated in 1987. He pursued a career in education and devoted 30 years of his life to helping young people realize their promise in the classroom, on the court, and in life. He was an integral part of helping many boys become men. He also coached basketball in Garland Independent School District at Lakeview Centennial High School, in Dallas Independent School District at Thomas Jefferson High School, and in Lancaster Independent School District at Lancaster High School. In 2010, he was elected UIL Coach of the Year. For the past 18 years, he devoted every summer to the Dallas Mavericks Basketball Academy. Education was not merely a career to Maurice, it was a calling and passion.
Maurice accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age. He was a member of One Community Church. Affectionately regarded as "Reese" by family and close friends and "Coach D" by students and athletes, Maurice enjoyed life to the fullest. Among many hobbies, he delighted in reading and watching westerns and sports. He especially enjoyed basketball and was an avid Mavericks fan.
Maurice was loving, selfless, kind, generous, and optimistic beyond comprehension. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Barnard Dorsey, and mother, Zelma Dorsey. Those left to cherish precious memories include his loving wife, Toni "Angie" Dorsey; children: Erica Dorsey, Maurice Dorsey, Jr. and his wife, Eboni Dorsey, and Monica Dorsey; grandchildren: Lauryn Gant and Lexxi Gant; siblings: Bernard Dorsey and his wife, Debra, of Denver, Colorado, Voil Dorsey and his wife, Rosetta, of Taylor, Michigan, Lender Williams and her husband, Gregory, of Detroit, Michigan, Irma Hudson of Detroit, Michigan, Joyce Dorsey of Dearborn, Michigan, and Carolyn Alston and her significant other, Pride, of Detroit, Michigan; parents-in-law, Tommy and Dianne Ewing; sister-in-law, Hannah Ewing; best friend/brother, Randy Burns; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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