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Corlas Dorel Dennis


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Corlas Dorel Dennis

NEWARK, Md-Corlas Dorel Dennis, the son of the late Beatrice Laura Tingle and the late Herman R. Dennis, Sr., was born in Newark, MD on September 1, 1961. His died April 5, 2014 as a result of injuries sustained from a traffic accident while riding his motorcycle that was no fault of his own. He was on his way to choir rehearsal. He is now singing in the Lord's "Heavenly Choir."

Corlas spent his life in the Snow Hill and Newark, Md. areas and drove the highway to Connecticut and Massachusetts weekly for Perdue, Inc. "Doe Roller", as many called him, received his education in the Worcester County School system. He was a member at a young age of the Old Cedar Chapel Church in Newark, Md. and Mt. Wesley UMC and in later years worshiped at many churches in the Maryland and Virginia areas. He was engaged to his fiancé' of many years, Debora Wilson and they were planning to be married in a few weeks.

For 17 years, Corlas was employed as an over-the-road truck driver for Perdue Farms Inc., based out of the Accomac facility, where he had attained the respect as a safe driver of the "Million Mile Club". Following in his father, uncles' and cousins' footsteps, truck driving was in his blood. He loved his work and he loved riding his motorcycle. He was also a member of Prince Hall Masonic Lincoln Lodge 53 in Berlin, Md. where he was a beloved brother.

Corlas was the kind of guy who made himself known to everyone. He had a special way of getting his point across in a "tough-love" kind of way….he could make you laugh, cry and laugh again, all in one moment….

The Lord stepped in and made a visible change in his life … and he became more gentle and peaceable. He was a loving person, always trying to help somebody. He loved to sing and recently became a member of David Satchell and the Resurrection Gospel Singers of Parksley, Va. At the last rehearsal he attended, he sang his heart out…singing praises to God…he loved all music.

He loved and always sang-"Walk around Heaven" and sang "One In A Million" at his sister's wedding. He was learning to play the base and electric guitar; he loved hunting deer and rabbits and loved his family and our family land, which his spirit will watch over.

Corlas leaves to cherish fond memories one daughter: LaTonya Dennis, four grandchildren: Javon, Jamere, Jeleiah and Laura, his fiancée: Debora Wilson, one brother: Randy Dennis, three sisters: Helen Stallings, Arlene Sessoms and Alfreda Dennis-Bowyer (George)

Nieces: Eureka Dennis, Regina Holland, Terandace Dennis, Sherice Holland, Destinee' Palmer,Tanesha Hudson, Markesha Johnson and Regina "Baby Gina" Welch. Nephews: Earl Holland Jr., (Stephanie) Edward Holland Sr., (Elizabeth), Therran Dennis, Cortez Brittingham, Chaudre' Johnson, Elijah Fooks and Edward Holland Jr., several uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and his dearest friends Jeff, Lorenzo, Kevin, Allan and many- too numerous to name….to know him was to love him….you know who you are.

One brother, Larry E. Dennis and a sister, Estella Dennis preceded him in death.

Arrangements are in the care of Bennie Smith Funeral Home and a final viewing will be held Friday, April 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.

His homegoing service is set for Saturday, April 12 at the Refreshing Fountain Ministry in Millsboro, Del.



Published in The Daily Times on Apr. 11, 2014
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