Doris Ward Field

September 26, 1930 - April 17, 2023
Doris Ward Field

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Doris Ward Field, of Leland, passed away Monday, April 17, 2023.

She was born on September 26, 1930 in Wilmington, NC. She was the daughter of the late Henry A. and Katie B. Field. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Houston and Harry, also a sister, Katherine.

She is survived by a niece, Terrell Moore (Dwayne) and a nephew, Richard Field (Gail).

Doris graduated from Leland High School class of 1948, and graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 1975, majoring in History and Philosophy & Religion. She had an incredible memory and would often surprise people with the things she could remember. At times some someone would see her and say “you probably don’t remember me” and Doris would reply not only did she remember that person, she remembered their whole family.

She worked many places over the years, but her favorite was Hardee’s in Leland where she worked from 1998 to 2002. After she retired, she still walked there almost every day to visit with others, and enjoyed talking sports. Many times, people would see her walking and give her a ride home.

She was an inactive member of Woodburn Presbyterian Church in Leland, where in earlier years she sang in the choir. When I was a child, I remember her printing the church bulletins and cleaning the church.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday April 29, 2023 at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, Village Road chapel Leland, NC by Reverend Burt Vezina, II.

Their will be a time of visitation thirty minutes prior to the service at the funeral home.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Woodburn Presbyterian Church, 509 Village Road, NE Leland, NC 28451.

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  • April 20, 2023
    Jane Crowder says:
    Please accept our condolences in the passing of Doris. She was an awesome person who was like a walking encyclopedia…. She has now been reunited with her family in their heavenly home. John and Jane Crowder Leland. NC