Doris Davis Dies at 98

Doris Davis

Doris Davis, also known as “Mrs. Dolly,” died on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the age of 98 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lionel Davis; and her son, Lionel Davis Jr.

She is survived by her sons: Liston Davis and Alrick Davis; stepson, Olasi Davis; daughters: Alicia Davis Bell and Patricia Davis Hadley; adopted daughters: Ruth Van Holten and Mavis Turnbull Richards; and numerous grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and close friends.

The first viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, at Turnbull Funeral Home.

The second viewing will be held from 7-9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 4, at Turnbull Funeral Home. It will be followed by funeral services at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 4, at All Saints Cathedral. Burial will be at Western Cemetery No. 1.

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