|By Lawrence H. Drayton (Larry_drayton) on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 04:56 am: Edit|
A great lady! RIP Doris.
|By Carl Craig - Forum Moderator (Ccraig) on Monday, July 11, 2016 - 06:51 pm: Edit|
Doris A. McGreevy 1933 - August 4, 2015
Doris A. Doris A. McGreevy of Atlanta died Tuesday, August 4, 2015 of natural causes.
Born Doris Anna Word in Brooklyn in 1933, she married Thomas J. McGreevy in 1952 while he served in the US Army and was based nearby. They lived in Germany, Massachusetts and Michigan before settling in Augusta, Georgia in 1961. While the Army sent her husband off to multiple tours of duty overseas, Doris raised their seven young children alone. The family moved to Atlanta in 1975, where she began a 20-year career at Literacy Action.
Doris was an avid movie-goer who also loved Atlanta Symphony concerts. Her church - Living Grace Lutheran - provided a spiritual anchor.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, her sister Marilyn Ronstrom and her eldest daughter, Patricia Snow.
She is survived by her brother Walter Word (Judy) of Sarasota, and by her children: Eileen Bennett of Salem, Oregon; Thomas (Cynthia) of Norcross, Georgia; Brian (Angelina) of Decatur, Georgia; Dennis (Liz) of Atlanta; Kevin (Valerye) of Lexington, Georgia; and Mary Free (Scott) of Moon Township, Pennsylvania as well as by nine grandchildren, one great granddaughter and one niece Karina Beckmann (Allan).
Visitation was 2 pm - 4 pm on Saturday, August 8, at H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill, 4550 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven, Georgia, 30319.
Funeral Services was at 12:15 pm on Sunday, August 9, at Living Grace Lutheran, 1812 Cooledge Road, Tucker, 30084. Interment was Monday, August 10, at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, where Doris was reunited with her beloved husband.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 6, 2015. Sorry, no one picked up on this before now. Rest in peace Doris.