Doris Jean DeShields

Published 8:58 am Thursday, November 29, 2018

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Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Forest Home Baptist Church at 2 p.m. for Doris Jean DeShields, 77, of Forest Home, who died Thursday, Nov. 22.

Bro. Jerry Wilkerson officiated the service with Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home directing. A burial followed at Forest Home Cemetery.

Her husband, Charles Robert “Bobby” DeShields; parents, Herbert Coleman and Alberta Dickson brother, Herb Dickson (Peggy) preceded DeShields in death.

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She is survived by her brother, David Dickson (Debbie); children, Denise Matthes (Scott) of Montgomery and Chip DeShields (Donna) of Forest Home; grandchildren, Virginia Lee Matthes, Priscilla Joy Matthes, Trip DeShields, Camellia Grace Matthes and Emma Lee DeShields.

She was a devoted wife to Bobby for 52 years.  She earned a teaching degree from the University of Montevallo and was a dedicated school teacher at Greenville Academy from 1979 to 1997 (Teacher of the Year in 1988) until she retired to look after her grandchildren.  Her grandchildren were the joy of her life.  She lived a life of servanthood to her Lord Jesus Christ and her family.  She was active in the Forest Home Methodist Church and taught Sunday School at the church for many years.  She loved to read, garden, sew and quilt and serve her community.

Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to Forest Home Cemetery Fund c/o Fleta Richard, 4112 Forest Home Rd., Greenville, AL 36037

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