Doris Justice Singleton

August 14, 1924 - December 12, 2014
Doris Justice Singleton


Doris Justice Singleton, age 90, of Wilmington passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on August 14, 1924 the daughter of the late Leo E. Justice and Emma West Justice.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred Justice Dunlap; brother, Leo E. Justice Jr. and granddaughter, Rique Lynn Martin.

She is survived by her loving husband Joe Singleton of 68 years who is left to cherish the memories of his devoted and beloved wife.

She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Linda Hemby (Larry) of Southport, NC, Carol Martin (Rick) of Wilmington, NC and Sharon Sutton of Wilmington, NC; granddaughters, Dee Dee Cortese of California, Ryan Cozart (Jeremy)of NC and Rachel Sutton of Raleigh, NC; great-grandchildren, Joseph Cozart of Raleigh, NC , Roman Cortese and India Cortese both of California.

It can be truly said that her occupation in life was that of loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She has blessed the lives of her family with goodness, kindness and love. Doris has touched the lives of more people than she will know and will be greatly missed by all.

A service to celebrate the life of Doris will be held at 6:00 PM Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff and doctors at NHRMC for their care of Mrs. Singleton.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • December 14, 2014
    Patricia Roseman says:
    Dearest Linda, Please feel all of the love and concern being sent your way and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness and loss. Most sincerely, Patricia Roseman

  • December 14, 2014
    Shir Mac says:
    Please allow me to offer my condolences for your lost. Be assured that you will see him again. John 5:28,29, and Rev. 21: 3,4. One day man's greatest enemy will be done away with. 1 Corinthians 15:26. For more information about God's promises visit jw.org

  • December 17, 2014
    Jeneane Culp Tadlock says:
    Mr. Singleton, Linda, Carol and Sharon: I am so sorry for your loss. Wish I could be with you all tonight. I will miss seeing the Singleton's at the K & W. I was alway surprised how she looked so much like she did 40 or so years ago when Linda and I were NHHS. I am sure you have many wonderful memories to hold close to your heart and to remember her. Sending prayers you way.

  • December 15, 2014
    Kayla says:
    Hi my name is Kayla and I am a local bible teacher. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. There is a very comforting scripture at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can all look forward to a time when death will be no more. I hope that this scripture can bring some true comfort during these difficult times.

  • December 16, 2014
    Max and Gwen Grimes says:
    Hi Joe and family, Just to let you know that we are very sorry to hear about Doris. We know that all of you will miss her very much, particularly, you Joe . We will be praying for you and prayers have been and will be made in Sunday School Class.