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Doris Louise Cosey Armstrong
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1923
Death: Nov. 3, 2006

Web posted November 8, 2006 (Ardmoreite)
Homegoing services for Doris Louise Armstrong, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, at Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Steven Horn officiating. Interment will be at Clearview Cemetery under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.

Doris was born on Jan. 8, 1923, in Ardmore, Okla., to W.B. and Mita McKissic Cosey, both deceased. She is a descendant of the McKissic/Cosey family, a pioneer African-American family in Ardmore. Husband, T.B. Armstrong, died in 2002; a sister, Jessie Lee Rankin died in 1975. Sylvester Wood and Pellie Turner also preceded her in death. Doris Armstrong departed this life for her heavenly home with her Lord on Nov. 3, 2006.

Most of her life was lived in Ardmore where she was active in the community. Doris attended Dunbar Elementary and graduated from Douglass High School in 1939. Doris attended Langston University before teaching school in Oklahoma. Later in life she trained and worked as a nurse at Ardmore Memorial Hospital. She retired from the hospital in 1985.

Doris accepted Christ at an early age and was a lifelong member of Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church in Ardmore. She served as church clerk, choir member, and was the longest serving Mission Society president for any church in the Chickasaw District at the time of her death. She inspired many to a life of Christian service by the example of her life of obedience to the Lord.

Doris was also active in many social organizations including Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. She supported her boys in all their activities as they grew into young men. She was particularly proud that all five sons graduated from college and became deacons in Baptist churches. She remained active in her children's lives as she welcomed four daughters-in-law into the family over 25 years ago.

There will come a time when we will be together again in the bosom of Christ. The life of Doris Armstrong is a strong inspiration to follow the Christian life and share in the eternal rewards available to us all.

Her memory will be cherished by her five sons, Edward (Janice) Wood, Joliet, Ill., Gilbert (Janette) Wood, Omaha, Neb., Reid Turner, Gainesville, Texas, Terrance (Theresa) Turner, Omaha, and Richard (Barbara) Turner, Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Coletta Williams and brother, Monroe (Margie) Cosey, also of Ardmore; her stepchildren, Vera Mae and Tolover (Ann) Armstrong, Las Vegas, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five living nephews, and a niece. Other relatives and friends celebrate the joy of being touched by the life of Doris Armstrong.

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Clearview Cemetery
Carter County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Phil & Donna Whitaker
Record added: Nov 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16554330
Doris Louise <i>Cosey</i> Armstrong
Added by: Phil & Donna Whitaker
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