The world was graced with a wonderful gift from God on December 21, 1941 named Doris Nell Evans, born to Virginia “Jennie” Wilson and Albert Evans. She was born in Caldwell, Texas where she attended school.
In 1957, at the tender age of 17, she married Clarence Wayne Jackson. Four children were born to that union: three daughters and one son - Gwen Jackson, Deirdre Hill (Norbert), Yolanda Gaither (Tarus), and Clarence W. Jackson, Jr. Doris and Clarence lived in Lubbock, Texas until they relocated the family to Garland, Texas in 1977. As the wind blew and changes came, her union with Clarence dissolved. In 1985, Doris married James Sharper; they lived in Garland, Texas. In 2000, Doris was blessed with two daughters and one son - Monica Sharper, Dorothy Sharper, and John Sharper. Doris was the granny of Tana Hayden, Erica Burrell, Brooke Jackson, and Jules Burris. She was the great-granny of Xavier Jackson Hayden.
She was dedicated to her family and enjoyed spending time with them and watching them grow. She was known for her hugs, kisses and singing, “I love you bushel and peck and a hug around the neck”. She was also known and will forever be remembered for her “infectious” laugh, dramatic expressions, and “Dorisims”.
Doris provided for her family by working as a caregiver, and she touched the lives of many throughout her career. She was one that the families grew to love and consider as a part of their family. The children she cared for will always hold special memories of “Doris” in their hearts.
In her spare time, Doris enjoyed shopping, cooking, and collecting purple $5 bills. If you wanted to find her, she could be found in the local thrift stores, Walmart, or Kroger. Recently, she had fine-tuned her “vanishing act” and would zoom away from you in her mobile cart and leave you waiting and trying to find her for yet another hour. One hobby that is sure to stay with us was her focus on collecting purple $5 bills. She collected them religiously and saved them for certain important items, includng down payment on a van and plumbing repair. She even purchased a new refrigerator with her stash.
“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord,” Doris passed away on Tuesday February 23, 2021. She is now reunited with her parents; three sisters - Lucille Mooney, Bennie McGee, and Rebecca Gray; and two brothers - Leon Sheppard and Nathaniel Reed.
Those left to cherish precious memories include her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; three sisters: Dorothy McKeaver, Ethel Hall, and Ora Bell Washington; and a host of relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.
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