Our Joy: December 16th, 1940 Her Victory: June 30th, 2019
God gives and takes by His own will. He scans the earth and sends His Angels to bring Home those He deems ready to depart their earthly journey.
On Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 9:20 pm, He chose Doris Jean Daniels (Jeanie) to take her final flight Home. He decided it was time. His joy. Our sorrow. Soon, very soon He will come for all of us. This time no more departing; she’s love forever.
Doris Jean was the youngest of eight children born to John and Flora Roberts on December 16th, 1940 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Along with her parents, six of her siblings preceded her in death- three brothers: Harold, Clarence and Hayden and three sisters: Bess, Tess and Hayden’s twin sister, Hazel.
Doris’ entire life was steeped in deep faith. She gave her heart to the Lord at an early age. At the age of 8 after the loss of her mother, she and her elder sister, Gwendolyn, left Cincinnati for Harlem, New York to live with their aunt and uncle, Billy and Bessie Dee Roberts, founders of Soul Saving Station church. There Doris’ faith was nurtured and blossomed richly under their wise and devoted tutelage. Doris was very active in church life; she was especially known for her singing trios with family and choirs.
A very special, large, loving, loyal, supportive, close-knit forever bond grew strong with alumni from that beautiful, divine Church, the Christ Crusaders; that is still very much alive and well to this day.
Doris, known as Jeanie to family, was a vibrant, lively, funny, assertive, take no nonsense spirit. Her voice and personality added so much flavor and sass to every room. Her deep bond with her sister, Gwen was unbreakable. They weren’t just sisters they were life partners, completely dedicated to each other in every way. They were a constant and steady duo throughout Jeanie’s entire life.
Doris never had children of her own but was a devoted, loving, giving mother to all of her nieces, nephews and adopted son, Michael. “Jeanie” was the fun aunt, the bold aunt, the adventurous aunt, the naughty aunt. She was full of life and light; a light that lit up every space she inhibited.
As a young adult, Doris moved to Saratoga Springs, New York until her retirement. In 1996 she made her final relocation to Virginia Beach, Virginia to be with her sister and niece, where she lived until her ascension to Heaven.
Today she has shed a body wracked with disease and pain, no more fear and struggles; she stands renewed, whole and well, enjoying being in the sweet presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Doris leaves her family with beautiful, cherished memories to hold dear; one sister, Gwen, one sister-in-law, Aldonia (Chickie), 2 nephews, six nieces, great nephews and nieces, adopted son, Michael, treasured cousins and friends, and two especially devoted and cherished friends, Gussie Ann Moore and Chris Wilson.
A celebration of Doris’ life will be held on Saturday, July 6th at 11am at Suburban Christian Church, 5132 Bellamy Manor Drive in Virginia Beach, VA. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 E Virginia Beach Blvd. in Norfolk.
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
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