Dorcas Lynne Mansell, MD.

dorcas mansell, md.

Dr. Dorcas Lynne Mansell
Franklin TN

Dorcas passed from this life on Oct. 8, 2023, at the age of 66. She was preceded in death by her parents Glenn and Mildred Mansell. Survived by her sisters: Helen Gore (Don) and Pam Robinson (Jerry) her nephews: Drew Dishman, Craig Dishman, Victor Gore; her niece: Gracie Gore; She is also survived by numerous cousins, several aunts and uncles and her step nieces.

Dorcas graduated as Valedictorian from Stark High School in Orange, Texas and was a National Merit Scholar. She received her BS degree in Mathematics from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Dorcas also received a master’s in public health from Boston University. She graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School with a degree in Internal Medicine and served as a physician in Palatka, FL, Boston, MA, Providence, Rhode Island, Birmingham, Alabama and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Dorcas will always be remembered as a generous, gentle and kind woman with a heart for those less fortunate than her. She especially appreciated music and art. She was a valued member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, TN. At St. Paul’s, she found friends who became like family to her.

Contributions in her honor in memory of her two beloved cats, Goldie & Max can be made to Pet Village of Brentwood (7115 Crossroads Blvd., Brentwood, TN 37027), Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN, or St. Paul’s music ministry.

A memorial service will be at St. Paul’s on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 2:00PM, with visitation prior to the service beginning at 1:00PM.

Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, Nashville, TN (615) 857-9955. We proudly remain locally owned & operated.


Visitation: October 22, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
510 West Main Street
Franklin, TN 37064

Memorial Service: October 22, 2023 2:00 pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
510 West Main Street
Franklin, TN 37064

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Love, Patty, Connie and David

    A Memorial Tree was planted in memory of Dorcas Lynne Mansell, MD.
  2. Dorcas was one of my best friends through high school. We spent a lot of time together in and out of classes. She tutored me so I passed Chemistry. She went on to do good and great things her whole life. I am sad she is gone but will always remember her kindness, intelligence, and gentle humor.

  3. I was a roommate of Dorcas’ at Lipscomb. She was a brilliant student and very kind to me. My sympathies are with her family and friends.

  4. Being a caregiver for Dorcas was a privilege, and a blessing from God. I’m so thankful to be a friend of hers. She’ll be remembered as an honorable and humble servant of The Great Physician.

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