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Doris Joanne Douglas

January 26, 1956 - January 8, 2021


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    April Grimes says

    Miss Joanne was a one of a kind lady. We first met her when we became neighbors.She would come out in the mornings to sit, drink coffee & chat with me almost daily. When she would talk, you would be drawn in by her words, she was a lady who spoke about the truths in life & many life lessons.She always made sure she talked about her love for GOD & you could tell she meant it.She was a determined gal who wouldn’t let nothing stop her when she set her mind out to do something..RIP Miss Joanne!! We love you Tanesha!! My condolences to the family on the loss of a great woman…
    Much love & many prayers,
    The Grimes Family…

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    Jacqui Jarman says

    Our lives were blessed because of the time we were able to know you. You will be truly missed and remembered. Until we meet again, always with love,
    Jacqui and Larry
    (Alicia, Amayah, Aronika, Ocean)

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    G.Darrett says

    May Our Lord comfort Mrs Joann sons and families. Our Lord will be at your side and you will hold on to his Grace and Mercy at this time ..God Bless all …Genny Darrett

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    Terry Gish says

    Joanne was a light in my life and brought warmth to my heart. I will always love her, remember her, and miss her.

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    Jennifer Douglas says

    I met Joanne in the mid 80’s. I always thought of her as a woman of strength with a quiet sweet spirit. Little did we know that about 10 years later, we would share a grandson who we both love dearly.

    A mother’s love never ends. You will always have it in the things she taught you and the wisdom she imparted to you. Remember the love and hold it close to your hearts!

    My deepest sympathy to Lyron , Duran, and the rest of the family. God in heaven will give you peace and comfort as you mourn your loss. Love you,
    Jennifer Douglas

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    Ashley Miller says

    We will miss you so much, Joanne. You were always so loving and caring. I pray the Lord comfort your children, grandchildren, and the entire family. We love you, Joanne, rest in the Lords loving arms. Love, Ashley Miller

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    Greg and Gina says

    Dear cousin rest now.

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    Jennifer says

    I have not seen Ms. Doris in 19 years, but immediately recognized her picture. She was my daughter’s daycare teacher at East Side Christian Child Care. She was an AMAZING teacher and taught my daughter SO much! She was incredibly compassionate, understanding, patient, and helpful, and was a predominant person in my daughter’s toddler daycare years of life with me being a single mom working 40 hours a week. Oh how Jazlyn couldn’t wait to see her Ms. Doris! She very much loved her Ms. Doris! And Ms. Doris loves and treated my Jazlyn like she was her own! Over worked and under paid, as all daycare teachers are, yet Ms. Doris was the top notch of daycare teachers. Thank you Ms. Doris for all that you gave and taught my baby girl all.of those years ago. You were truly an Angel on earth to Jazlyn and also to me!
    May you Rest In Peace Ms. Doris.
    Gone But Never Forgotten!
    My Deepest and Most Heartfelt Sympathy to Ms. Doris`s Family and Friends

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Doris Joanne Douglas, 64, went home to meet Jesus on January 8, 2021. She was born on January 26, 1956 to Damon and Esther Miller in Evansville, Indiana.

There’s no question that Joanne was one of a kind. She carried herself with an undeniable energy and swag. People were just drawn to her. Joanne, being a strong woman of faith, attended Nazarene Baptist Church for many years; but more recently spent her Sunday mornings at Grace Pointe Church. She very much enjoyed going to church and loved singing during worship. She loved singing all kinds of music; anything that could feed the soul. Joanne took joy in cooking as well; especially when she was putting together a meal for her family. Being an outgoing people person, Joanne took to Facebook. She loved connecting with friends, both new and old; as well as taking and posting selfies! She was also involved with Habitat for Humanity. Her vibrance and liveliness drew everyone to her. She had this way about her that let you know you could tell her anything; but also know that her responses were going to be real and truthful. Joanne took no excuses, she addressed every problem in a real way. She’s always been a source of strength for her family and friends. You could count on her every time; she’d give you the shirt off her back. Joanne spent a lot of time focused on her family. She was a mama that prayed for her kids and grandkids; always believing in the Lord for their health and safety. The time she spent with her family was so important to her, as it has been to them. Anyone who’s ever known Joanne should consider themselves very blessed.

Joanne is survived by her children, Troy (Andrea Smith) Miller, Lyron Miller, LaCova Douglas, Amir Morgan, and Tanesha Douglas; her grand-babies, Alyssa, Rashaun, Duran, Elijah, Jameson, Amira, Jameson R., and Andre; two sisters, Carol Sue Langley and Karen Swope; two brothers, Brian Miller and Vaughn Eric (Mona) Johnson; her nieces and nephews including Addrianne Miles, Alexis and Apriel Miller, Krissy Bronaugh Tidwell, Alan Fingers, Shaun (Emily) Swope, and Timothy Swope Sr.; several great nieces and nephews; and her very dear friend, Rebecca Douglas.

Preceding Joanne in death is her parents; her brothers, Phil and Damond “Mony” Miller; and her sister, Brenda Fingers.

Memorial services for Joanne will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Sunset Funeral Home. Visiting hours will be from 12:00pm until 2:00pm with the service beginning at 2:00pm. A livestream of the service will be available through Zoom.US. For more information regarding the remote service, please contact Sunset Funeral Home.