Friday, September 08, 2006

Dorothy Morgan








2,9996 is a tribute remembering the lives of the victums of 9/11. My posts this weekend will be in memory of Dorothy Morgan.

On the Trade Center victims list she is listed as Dorothy Morgan, 47 years, Hempstead NY. That doesn’t say much but there are fragments of information that survive her. That is part of the tragedy of her sudden death - that we are left with only fragments. Described by her daughter as “a diva” and “a beautiful person,” the two words I most often found used to describe her were "warm" and "smiling."

Some of the fragments paint a picture for us of this beautiful woman and tell us that her family were important to her. She made time every week to spend with her mother Dorothy Burke, her daughter Nykiah and her grandson. She was an active member of the Faith Baptist Church in Hempstead and the Allen African-American Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamaica, Queens. We also know her birthday is March 12, she collected Barbie Dolls and frequently ate Chinese take out ( something many of us probably have in common with her). She worked at Marsh McLennan as a broker.

Dorothy left behind her daughter Nykiah Morgan and Nykiah's son, her mother, Dorothy Burke, sisters Ethell Bennett, Patricia Williams, Earlene Stephenson and Stephanie Rose, brothers Desi Burke, Cecil Burke as well as nices and other friends and family.

13 comments:

Endment said...

Thanks for sharing this rememberance

MysteriousLady said...

Lovely tribute. very well done.

mines up also.

silverlight said...

I was raised to not hold prejudice or hate.
Ii is written to leave evil doers to God. But, you know, sometimes----- I just want to go -pow..

We are all sisters and brothers genetically.
Remember the song: 'we are family'.

Jacqulyn said...

Thank you so much for sharing her with us. I will remember her tomorrow!

I honored Michael Haub, FDNY

Lisa said...

I share her birthday. I won't forget that.

Potato Print said...

Harmony,
Thank you so much for this tribute. I was feeling so overwhelmed with the angry, flag-waving expressions of grief. I put up protective emotional walls. Your gentle, respectful piece helped me get in touch with the enormous horror of what some people did five years ago.

kateandjona said...

Thank you for sharing your tribute to Dorothy.

Jonathon's Closet remembers Robert Levine.

Tara said...

A wonderful tribute. Well done.

My tribute to Saranya Srinuan can be found at http://retardedrugrat.wordpress.com

LauraHinNJ said...

I've enjoyed visiting all of these tribute posts. Very nicely done - she would be honored, I think.

Teena said...

Thank you for honouring Dorothy.

I participated as well.

pepektheassassin said...

A very nice tribute to a nice lady. What a tragic day that was!

I wrote one for David Prudencio LeMagne, who was a Port Authority policeman and an EMT.

Jungle Jane said...

What a great tribute to your friend who passed away in the World Trade Center Tragedy. I live 60 miles to the north, a heavy commuting area, and in this small area we lost 48 people. Mostly firemen, but some people in Cantor Fitzgerald

Kim said...

Dorothy was my cousin. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness.