Dorian Ulysses Armstrong Sr. was born in Lewes, DE on September 22, 1983. He was the youngest of five children born to the late Daphne Dorinda Hall and late Vernon Lee Armstrong. He was born and raised in Clarksville, DE; his hometown best known as “Dogpatch.” Although, he resided in Georgetown, DE he represented “Dogpatch” wherever he planted his feet. Dorian departed this life on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Dorian, also known a “Big Dawg” was always the life of the party. No matter what the occasion his presence would light up any room he entered. You would always know that Dorian had arrived. If it wasn’t for his bright smile and deep dimples that led the way, you were sure to find him dancing, singing, or making a joke as his hands would be flying all around as he talked. Through his life experiences and because he had a love for others, he would share whatever he had even if it was his last.
Don’t get caught up in one of his preaching sessions because you most certainly were not going to get a word in until he was finished. He most definitely had a word to give. Question him if wanted to and he was not willing to relinquish any information, you would get hit with his famous “Don’t let that worry you.”
Dorian loved to eat good food. You were sure to find him taking a picture of his creations to show off. He would make a home cooked meal out of any ingredients. You couldn’t tell him he didn’t make the best fried chicken. And he did. If there was a prepared meal and he couldn’t attend, he was quick to tell you “Hey bring me a plate.” You knew it was good eats when he did his little dance as he said, “Oh my gosh” and explained the taste and texture as if he were a food critic.
Dorian had a love that he gave daily. When he loved, he loved hard. He had a love for his family like no other. He loved his children tremendously and would always make sure they were good. He would call and repeat himself over and over again as if they didn’t understand the first time. He would make sure they had all their needs and do all he could for their wants. Any activities they participated in he was right there to cheer them on. He was their number one fan, a great father, and awesome dad. His love for his siblings goes beyond measure. The bond that was shared, unbreakable; the phone calls, disagreements, discussions, advice. So many memories with family and friends. To know him was to love him even if he would strike a nerve. He would still make your heart smile.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Leona Hall and Albert Drew; paternal grandparents Leona Armstrong and John Armstrong; and nephew Toyana Knight Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Christina Armstrong; children, Lillian Parsons; Kayla Armstrong; Dorian Armstrong Jr.; Ja’lynn Armstrong; Khadyn Armstrong; Cambria Armstrong and Harmoni Armstrong; siblings, Toyana Knight, Quaniah Knight, Vernetta Knight, Raven Stratton (Antoine) and his sister/niece Tashea Jackson; two grandchildren, Paisley and Waylon Smith. A host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, family and friends.
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