Jonie L. Dorris
Jonie L. Dorris
  • May 19, 1954 - December 26, 2017
  • Orlando, Florida

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Jonie Louise Dorris departed this world on December 26th 2017. She blessed us with her presence for 63 years. Jonie had her fair share of trials and tribulation, yet she remained a spirited champion of helping others. Jonie's compassion for others started in her childhood days from something as simple as playing "schoolhouse" onwards to the responsibilities of being a "Big" sister. As a young girl she adored her dad and even into adulthood never lived farther than walking distance from her mom.

When Jonie became a young mother she applied the same devotion raising three children. During this time she tried her hand in the Local 150 operating engineers just like her father. After an injury sidelined her from the local 150 she kept herself engaged helping her kids learn computers becoming somewhat of an expert herself. She also loved to do arts and crafts eventually moving on to creating flower boutiques and elegant wedding cakes with her mother.

Jonie married in 1978 to her lifelong love Leon Dorris. She welcomed Leon's young son into her heart becoming a mother onto him as well. Leon and Jonie liked spending time eating out and working in the yard. The couple enjoyed travelling on cruises, putting up extravagant Christmas dcor, and going to the casino. Jonie and Leon shared the same good set of values and truly had forty years of bliss.

Jonie is survived by her mother Verda L. Martin her loving husband Leon Dorris and their children Daughter Rebecca Dorris Sons Ken (Tracey) Hutsell & Michael (Tommie) Steinger and grandchildren she adored Andrew, Austyn, Etta, Jameson and Ryleigh. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth L. Martin her brothers Kenneth L. Martin Jr. (Porky) Paul T. Martin and her son Andy Hutsell.

As Jonie progressed into later life she became a grandmother. Her compassion and desire to see the very best for them grew to new bounds. Jonie always strived for the best in loved ones and truly wanted us all too be happy. We should all be humbled and honored to have been able to share her life with her as long as we got her order right. We all love you so much and will miss you mom.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 3, from 6 - 8 PM at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden.