Sister Doretha “Doris” Lipscomb was born January 14, 1947 to the union of Willie and Esther Mae Lipscomb in Galveston, Texas. Reared and educated in Galveston, she graduated from CentralHigh School with the class of 1966. She worked at Gaido’s restaurant for many years and Todd Shipyard.
Sister Doretha was baptized at St. John’sBaptistChurch under the leadership of Rev. Andrew Wilson and later served in the senior choir until her health failed. She lived her life to the fullest; she had a golden heart, never met a stranger and would give her last to anyone in need. She enjoyed telling jokes and making people laugh. She made a lasting impact on people where ever she went and was “Doris”, “Ms D”, or “D” to all who knew her.
She entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at MainlandMedicalCenter in Texas City.
Preceding her in death were her parents; son, Anthony Lipscomb; brother, Robert Fielder; sister, Hazel Moore; niece, Sharon Tousant; aunt, Lillie Davis; uncle, Mance Lipscomb; and devoted companion, Nathaniel James Evans.
She leaves to mourn two daughters, Charlene Rawls (Dustin) of Jefferson, TX and Shelaine Lipscomb (Arthur King) of Hitchcock, Tx. Eight grandchildren; devoted granddaughters, Crystal Green and Tyreesha Ross; sisters, Theresa Lipscomb Pickett of Galveston, Helen Harmon (Ralph) of Galveston, Irma Randle of Texas City, Mattie Holloway of Dallas; brothers, Clarence Moore Lipscomb of Dallas; devoted son-in-laws Arthur King and Dustin Rawls; devoted cousin John (Mandus) Lockett, Rose Lockett of Humble; devoted niece, Sandra Andrews; devoted nephews, Patrick Brown and Kenneth Randle; numerous nieces and nephews. Devoted friends; Justine Young of Galveston, Leona Chambers of Galveston and a host of other relatives and friends and the St. John’sBaptistChurch family.
Funeral services will be held 1 P.M. Saturday, February 26, 2011 at St. John’s Baptist Church with the Reverend Louis Simpson officiating. Burial will follow at LakeviewCemetery. Visitors may begin calling at 11 A.M. Saturday until service time.