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Dorlean (Robins) Sumner

October 12, 1929 ~ August 27, 2022 (age 92)
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Obituary

Dorlean “Ms. Dora” Sumner, 92, of Providence was called home on Saturday August 27th, 2022. 

Dorlean “Ms. Dora” Sumner was born on October 12, 1929, in York, South Carolina to Assie and Archie Robins. Dorlean worked as a nurse and caretaker for her entire career. She married her husband, Roger Leroy Sumner, on September 25th, 1958. They welcomed eight children. Dorlean was the sister of the late Jero Cole and Rose Walker.

Dorlean’s death is preceded by her husband; Roger Leroy Sumner, and three children: Jero Sumner, Nicole Walker, and James Sumner. Dorlean is survived by five children: Roger Leroy Sumner Jr., Robert Sumner, Vivian Sumner, Doris Ann Sumner, and Antonia Sumner. Dorlean was the grandmother to sixteen grandchildren and the great-grandmother of thirty-two great-grandchildren. In addition, she was the godmother of Jimmy James Smith and Douglas Denson as well as the bonus mother to many others from the Dudley Street area in Providence.

The absence of her spitfire sense of humor, boundless wisdom, and unwavering love will be greatly missed by many.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
September 2, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Bright Funeral Home
290 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905

Funeral Service
Friday
September 2, 2022

10:00 AM
Bright Funeral Home
290 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905

Repast
Friday
September 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Elkes Home Ibpoe of W32
32 Haskins Street
Providence, RI 02903

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