Dolores Elizabeth Sullivan, 77

Dolores Elizabeth Sullivan

Dolores Elizabeth Sullivan, a nurse and an active member of the High Street Presbyterian Church, died Aug. 9. She was 77. She was born on Oct. 2, 1934 to Joseph and Essie Barnes in Winston Salem, NC. She married the late George W. Sullivan and together they had nine children. The couple moved to Oakland in 1957. Sullivan attended Merritt College and graduated as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She worked at Highland Hospital in Oakland, retiring after 20 years of service. She died in Antioch where she lived with her son and daughter in-law, Reginald and Debbie Sullivan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Essie Barnes; her husband, George W. Sullivan; her daughter, Giana Dejohnette; her sisters Jacqueline Barnes and Vivian Neal; and her brother, Joseph B. Barnes (JB). She is survived by her children: Debra Ratliff of Chicago; Gwendolyn Jackson of Oakland; Portia Sullivan of El Sobrante; Reginald Sullivan of Antioch; Belinda Sullivan of Oakland; Rickey Sullivan of Antioch; Michelle Sullivan of Castro Valley; and Tina Sullivan of Oakland. She is also survived by her four siblings and their spouses: Harold Barnes of Winston-Salem NC; Rev. Maurice Barnes and his wife Ester Canty Barnes of Crosswick, NJ; Barbara Paschall of Poconos, PA; and Patricia Garnett of Philadelphia. In addition, she had 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.
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