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Doris Eloise Langford Barwick

  • Birth 8 Nov 1926
  • Death 22 Jul 2010
  • Burial Braxton, Simpson County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 66660923

Doris Langford Barwick
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Doris Langford Barwick died in her sleep Thursday, 22 July, of complications from Alzheimer's. She was 83.

Ms. Barwick was born in Hattiesburg, MS, to Lain and Christine Hudson Langford. She grew up in Laurel and attended Laurel Public Schools and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, where she joined Alpha Delta Phi sorority.

She married Jim Barwick, a WW II and Korean War veteran, and made her home in Jackson, where she was a homemaker and volunteer for the Girl Scouts and the League of Women Voters. A lifelong Democrat, she supported integration before it was popular to do so and kept her daughter in public schools when many white families were moving to private schools.

She became the first Volunteer Coordinator for United Way of Jackson, MS, and later worked as a special events coordinator for J. C. Penney Corporation in Jackson. She was a governor-appointed member of the Mississippi State Commission for Volunteers.

A longtime member of Broadmoor Baptist Church, she helped organize Faith Baptist Church when Broadmoor left the neighborhood. Her faith was deep and undogmatic and late in life she became a supporter of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Jimmy Carter Baptists. She dealt courageously with her husband's alcoholism and welcomed his long-term recovery.

She moved to Norman, OK, in 2007 to be near her daughter and lived at Rivermont Retirement Community, to whose staff the family is grateful. She was an avid gardener and reader and a memorable teller of family stories.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Katie Barwick-Snell and Dr. Dan Snell of Norman, OK; grandchildren, James, Abigail and foster granddaughter, Jessica Fuchs; her sister, Peggy Moore of Alexandra, VA; and her loving dog, Scotty.

Instead of flowers the family suggests donations to the Barwick Fund of the Norman Public Schools Foundation, 131 S Flood St, Norman, OK 73069, which annually gives a prize in honor of Mrs. Barwick and her husband to the teachers of the year at Lincoln Elementary School, Irving Middle School, and Norman High School.

A celebration of her life will be held at St. Stephen's United Methodist, Brooks and McGee, in Norman 7 p.m. Sunday, 25 July. Services in Mississippi are pending; burial will be in Braxton, MS, 30 miles south of Jackson, where her husband is buried.

Services are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service. Visit for more information and condolences.

Submitted by family

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  • Created by: Susan Barwick
  • Added: 8 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66660923
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Doris Eloise Langford Barwick (8 Nov 1926–22 Jul 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66660923, citing Braxton Cemetery, Braxton, Simpson County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Susan Barwick (contributor 47009363) .