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Doris Erma Jean Whitley
Sunrise: October 2, 1936
Sunset: April 15, 2020
Doris Erma Jean Whitley, 83, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on April 15, 2020.
Doris was the eldest of five children born to Clevie and Erma Belcher of Arkansas.
She leaves to cherish, husband, Walter Whitley of Overland Park, Kansas; daughters, Bonita Smith Wells (husband Dennis) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Deborah Kanu of Vallejo, California and Brenda Smith of Overland Park, Kansas; Sons, Sterling Smith Jr. (wife Michelle) of Oakland, California and Anthony Jackson of Overland Park, Kansas; step daughter, Barbara Bucklney, (husband Terrell) of Minnesota; two sisters, Alice Jones of Palo Alto, California and Patricia Williams of Los Angeles, California; 16 grandkids; 22 great grand kids; and one great-great grand son and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins,in-laws and friends.
Doris was a huge sports fan, loved cook and was so good at it. She loved to crochet for her family and friends.
We love you so much and miss you already mom!
Dennis L Wells says
Great lady, and will be greatly missed.
Sherry Morris-Graves says
Dear Family, may God’s peace and presence bring you comfort. Our family extends its love and prayers to you all at this difficult time. We are here for you all, May the Lord be with you at all times.
Love your Pauley/Brown Family.
Cousin Sherry Morris-Graves (Fresno, CA/El Segundo, CA)
Bonnie Hopkins, Granddaughter, Exxie Brown Wilson says
Heartfelt condolences. May the God of all comfort strengthen and give peace.
Esther jones says
Your genuine love and kindness always warmed my heart, and kept you near and dear to me! You were truly your/our daddy’s daughter, which made me love you even more. Forever in my heart. Your beautiful smile & laughter forever, like yesterday!
Atwina Lyles says
GRANDDAUGHTER GIRTHLE COLEMAN-PAULEY WE SEND OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS TO OUR FAMILY FOR YOUR LOSS OF YOUR MOM, SISTER AND GRANDMOTHER WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR STRENGTH FOR YOU ALL IN JESUS NAME, AMEN ?????ATWINA MCCRAY-LYLES
Pamala Tumuri Williams says
Im so heart broken. My mother Patricia, was just in shock but at the same time acceptance, for what she cannot control. This is hard. My mother was last born and for her and her big sister who were finally gonna see eachother. Its just heart breaking. She was just so cool! I can tell her anything and not worry about judgement. She crochet just like my grandma Erma. I lived with grandma all my life, so I know who she got it from. Man, this is hard to speak, but she is one awesome woman who ill mos definitely, forever and always will- respect as I do all of my Aunts n Uncle. Aunt D. You will be missed!!??
opal cruse says
Sorry, for your loss. Praying for you and family. Love you.
Charles Wells says
Betty and I send our condolences, sympathy and prayers to your family during this period of bereavement.
Helen piggee Bell says
Helen Piggee Bell Granddaughter of Exie Brown Wilson: My sincere condolences to you, and Family.
Rozalyn Tracy says
My dearest family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart ?? goes out to you all and I ask that THE GREAT GOD comforts you all and brings you peace in this time. The last time I saw Doris was the day she was leaving Los Angeles. Her car was parked across the grass in my mother’s front yard on Imperial Hyw. (My mother’s name was Fay) I think Doris was leaving that night or the next day to Kansas or another state. I remember my mom was sad that you were leaving. Even though we don’t all know each other well its so nice to know you all are there. One day, in the KINGDOM we are going to have one Huge family reunion. I look forward to meeting all of you I don’t know and to renewing relationships with my family I have lost touch with. Again, my heart ?? and my prayers are with you all!!!
Sandra Plummer says
It is with a heavy heart that we, (Sandra Kay, husband Mel and 2 boys Marcus and Aaron) send condolences to my family. It is never easy to say good bye to our elders and loved ones. Doris was a big part of my Mom’s young years, (Fay and husband Clifton Tracy); Fay was the older Cousin of the 5 siblings of Doris. My grandmother, Thelma Elizabeth Belcher and Great Aunt Erma are sisters. I mostly remember the family reunions and getting together as our families grew. I remember Cousin Doris as always happy and playing cards. I will always remember the good times and look forward to meeting again. We just want to say thank you family for sharing your Mom, Doris with us on those fun occasions. Family know that our hearts and prayers are about your adjustment and comfort during this grieving period. We look forward to meeting with all of you who know us and ones that don’t know us yet at the next family reunion with Christ. Live long and grow very old.
Thank you, my family for your Prayers and the kind words you wrote for my mother.
Penny shack says
Auntie thank you for all the love you have me. While I remember all the good times we had when you and uncle Dale , would come down to my mom’s house, your sister. You all use to have so much fun today. You will be missed but never forgotten. Love you your niece Penny shack. PS: you and Mama together once again.?