Jean Thomas Doorley of Wilmington died Sunday May 1, 2011, at her home.
Jean was born March 2, 1915, in Farmville, NC, the daughter of the late Luther and Elizbeth Thomas. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Paul Doorley.
Surviving are a brother, Al Thomas and wife, Ruth of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and a sister-in-law, Belle Thomas Eutsey of Zellwood, Florida. She is survived by special niece, Mary Lentz and special nephew, Bob Boutwell and other nieces and nephews.
Jean taught social studies at New Hanover High School for many years and was very active in the NCAE and the North Carolina Retired School Personnel serving on the local and state Legislative Committees for many years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Jumpin’ Run Club House. Pastor Patricia Cox from Grace UMC will officiate. Reception to follow. Private inurnment in Oleander Memorial Gardens,
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or a charity of choice.
Caregivers who were there until the end and provided for her comfort so she could remain at home were Willie Shuford and Sterling Carter. May you always know how much that meant to Jean.
A very special thank you to Dr. Dean H. Karras, who attended to her many medical needs. With an expression of sincere gratitude to Dr. Jon Liguori, who for 12 plus years was literally her ‘ANGEL ON EARTH’ who kept her going with hope and encouragement until the very end. Thank YOU
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910)791.9099
Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403; (910)-791-9099