Doris L. Midgett

January 1, 1933 - July 24, 2014
Doris L. Midgett


Doris Louise Midgett, age 81, of Wilmington passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at her residence surrounded by family.

She was born January 1, 1933 in Wilmington, North Carolina the daughter of the late Norman Stuart and Thelma “Jackie” Revelle Stuart.

Doris loved being on the water and was a commercial fisher by trade. Her favorite pass times included clamming in the water ways of Sneads Ferry, painting figurines as gifts for others, fishing, bingo and puzzles.

She is preceded in death by husband, Fonnie Lee Davis, Sr.; husband, Joseph R. Midgett, Jr.; daughter, Fonda L. Johnson; brother, Norman Stuart, Jr.; and sister, Dorothy M. Stuart.

Surviving are her son, Fonnie Lee Davis Jr. of Orlando, FL; daughter, Verna D. Berarducci and husband Dan of Mebane, NC; seven grandchildren; eighteen great -grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

A graveside Service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Yopp’s Meeting House Cemetery, Hwy 172/Sneads Ferry Rd near the intersection of Sneads Ferry Rd (SR 1515),Sneads Ferry, NC.

The family would like to thank the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the wonderful care of Doris, especially nurse Kay Ellen Simon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Caper Fear Hospice Foundation, 1404 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401.

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  • July 28, 2014
    theresa mintz says:
    Verna, I am so sad to hear about the loss of your mother. Know that God makes no mistakes and she is with the father now. Please know that I am praying for you and the family for strenth during this time. miss you !

  • July 26, 2014
    Frances Hollowell says:
    Verna and Fonnie, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve through another loss in your lives. God bless you both and the rest of your family.I love you very much.

  • July 25, 2014
    Virginia Midgett Richardson says:
    Deepest sympathy to Verna, Fonnie and all the family, Love, Ginny.

  • July 26, 2014
    MN says:
    I am sorry for the loss of your dear Doris. During times like this our God gives each one of us a very real hope of actually enjoying life with our passed loved ones once again right here on this good earth. At John 5:28 and 29 Jesus himself tells us that those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out to a resurrection of life, similar to how he resurrected his friend Lazarus. Lazarus was resurrected back to life on earth. That is in harmony with God's original purpose for humans, to "fill the earth and subdue it". (Genesis 1:28) God's original purpose for humans has not changed. To see our passed loved ones again on a beautified earth is a hope few dare to dream about, much less firmly believe in. But your Bible guarantees it. When some time has passed, feel free to visit jw dot org for more comfort. Again, I am sorry for your loss. MN