Doris Waters, 77, of Bloomingdale, died peacefully early Friday, May 6, 2011 after a long illness. She was born in Baxley to the late Elizabeth and Maxie Doyle Evans, July 18, 1933. She was one of seven children. Doris moved to Savannah in 1953 and was the mother of three children and three stepchildren. She was a lover of nature: with a special affinity for birds, dogs, butterflies and dragonflies.
Mostly though, she loved her family: her daughters, Marlene Ball and husband, Jeff of Ellabell, Brenda Molina and husband, Eddie of Austin, TX and her son, Leon Carl Mincey, Jr. of Dalton; stepdaughter, Shirley Collins of Savannah and two step-children who proceeded her in death, Jacqueline Novak of Atlanta and John Paul Mincey of Baxley.
She was close to her sister, Christine Skinner of Crescent; brother, Lawton Evans of Savannah and twin brother, Horace Evans of Onalaska, TX; sisters, Ruth Briley and Wilma Knight of Baxley; brother, Maxie Evans II of Savannah will prepare her place beside them with our Lord. She was a favored aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
Doris married Richard R. Waters of Colonial Williamsburg, VA and Savannah in 1983. They have lived in Bloomingdale since 1992. They shared a love for grandchildren, Darlene Novak, Michael Novak, Joseph Kesler, Dustin Walls, Kevin Kesler, Jefferey Cooler, Heather Cooler, Leon Carl Mincey III, Rachelle Molina, Joshua Mincey, William Mincey and Evan Molina. Doris had 10 great-grandchildren who referred to her as “Darlin.”
A memorial service was held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 9 from Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home in Pooler.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfun-eralhome.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home - West Chatham Chapel of Pooler.