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DORIS HARVILLE STEWARD
June 12, 1924 ~ August 22, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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Doris’ life began as a Harville, born the fifth child of Reverend Tom and Fannie Harville on June 12, 1924. At the age of 10, she joined Lily Grove Baptist Church in (Captown) in 1934. Doris graduated from Parker High School in 1943. She married John Joe Rush in 1944. Together they shared two boys (Joe and Ronald). Doris received her nursing degree in Birmingham, Alabama in 1946. After moving from Westfield to Wylam in 1950, she joined First Baptist Church Wylam. There she taught adult Sunday school. She worked as a nurse at Lloyd Noland Hospital in Fairfield, Al in 1942. She briefly lived in Detroit, Michigan, where she worked at Harper Hospital in 1960. In 1961 she married Dallas Steward (preceding her in death). They resided in San Diego, California since that time. Doris started working at the San Diego County Hospital in 1961, she later worked at the County Mental Health Hospital where she retired 1976. Doris was also a Civil Right Movement activist working along side of Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth in Birmingham, Alabama in the late 50s early 60s.
During her residence, Doris taught adult Sunday school and became a member of the Usher Board under Reverend L. L. Henderson and Dr. Timothy Winters at Bayview Baptist Church, San Diego California.
Doris Steward was called home to be with the Lord on August 22, 2023. Left to celebrate her precious memories are her beloved sons, Joe Edgar and Ronald Rush both of (San Diego, Ca), 5 grandchildren (2 preceding her in death), 8 great – grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
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