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Dolores D. Dennis

September 9, 1933 November 4, 2021
Dolores D. Dennis
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A celebration of Dolores' life will occur on

Friday, November 19, 2021

Wood Funeral Home
5537-39 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

Viewing: Private

Service: 10:00 a.m.

The Obituary

Mrs. Dolores Delrio Dennis was born to Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Parham of Sussex County, Virginia. She had four siblings, three of which preceded her in her journey. The youngest is the surviving siblings.

Dolores attended New Hope School for her primary education and continued on to Weaverly High School for her degree. She was united with Mr. Sammuel CarGill and out of that union, three children were born. In 1956, Dolores moved and joined her parents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She and her family joned and attended Mt. Olive Tabernacle Baptist Church where they were baptized and became active members.

In 1959, she met and married Mr. Winslow Dennis of Snowhill, Maryland. Out of that marriage one child was born.

Dolores was a woman with many aspirations, one of which led her to enter the Reed School of Beauty. There, she received her certification for hairstyling and beauty consultant. In 1969, Dolores became a volunteer at Mercy Douglass Hospital. There, through community involvement, she helped to raise a contribution of over $10,000.

Dolores was also involved in votes registration drives, ensuring that the community had the information and resources to vote effectively. Dolores joined with five other woman and created an organization called Club OneKop. This organization took on the responsibility of the continued education of under priviledged children. The children of the program eventually became higher education scholarship recipients.

In 1971, Dolores and her organization purchased a building on 60th Street which remained a thriving business for many years. They were of the fist black female business owners. She and her organization were an active and an entertaining group. They would sponsor bus excursions to Atlantic City, have card parties and sell dinners. Although Dolores held down several jobs in her life, bowling became her passion.

In 1980, Dolores began bowling, joined a league and strived to be the best with an average of 146 and her highest score of 246.Her rank grew to Queen Status in 1984. She was highly respected in her inner circle and to all who knew her.

She stated that this was one of the happiest times in her life and it was all due to the mercy, grace and strength that God had blessed her with.

Dolores Delrio Dennis, daughter, wife , mother, caretaker and activist. She was energetic, caring, concerned, kind and loving. Dolores had the biggest heart and her family was everything to her.

Dolores leaves to cherish precious memories: one son, George CarGill; two daughers, Donna CarGill of Philadelphia and Rosalyn Moore of Virginia; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Gloria Pines; one niece, Debra; her bestie, Ms. Irene; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

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Cemetery Details


Rolling Green Memorial Park Final Resting Place

1008 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382

1008 West Chester Pike West Chester 19382 PA
United States

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