Known best for her poetry and lovely singing voice, Doris Dunlap King James, age 82, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 in Atlanta, GA. Born on September 12, 1932 to the late Matthew Dunlap and Catherine Reed Dunlap, she knew the Goodness of the Lord at an early age and was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Moving to Illinois with her parents, she met and married the late James C. King. Attending night school, she earned her nursing degree and returned to hometown Monticello after some years in Chicago. She enjoyed the leadership of her uncle, the late Elder Charlie Reed at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Monticello, Arkansas, where she served as secretary.
Doris was a wonderful mother and loved children. Her five year old daughter called her “The bestest mother in the whole wide world!” a title that always brought a smile and twinkle to eye over the years. She worked as a nurse in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, IL. In Arkansas she worked at Drew Memorial Hospital and Leisure Lodge Nursing Home. Left to mourn are her children: James C. King III, Eric King and Katherine King-Nwosisi; as well as, a host of family and friends including Barbara Watts Newman and family of California, Delia Smith of Star City, the Wells family of Monticello–and many other dear loved ones–too many to name here.
In addition to her parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, she is preceded in death by husband M. C. James, granddaughter Grace Adora-Marie Nwosisi, son Peter Nwosisi, and special friends and cousins Mary Francis Avery, Mary Walker and Mary Lee Wilkes. Recently, late cousins Searcy Simpson son of late aunt Geraldine “Pinky” Simpson and Demitri Watts son of cousin Barbara Watts Newman joined the rejoicing host of departed family and friends.
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