Doris Mae Steele obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Doris Mae Steele

May 27, 1921 - October 9, 2016

Obituary


Doris Womble Steele began a new journey October 9, 2016, as she broke the chains of dementia and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior. Taking full advantage of a date of birth controversy between the State of Alabama and her mother, Doris always celebrated two birthdays, May 27 and May 28, 1921. She was born near Wetumpka, AL into what would become the large family of James LaFayette Womble and Ora B. Thornton Womble. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Thomas Steele; her parents; brothers, Carl (Alice), Bill...

Doris Womble Steele began a new journey October 9, 2016, as she broke the chains of dementia and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior. Taking full advantage of a date of birth controversy between the State of Alabama and her mother, Doris always celebrated two birthdays, May 27 and May 28, 1921. She was born near Wetumpka, AL into what would become the large family of James LaFayette Womble and Ora B. Thornton Womble. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Thomas Steele; her parents; brothers, Carl (Alice), Bill (Lee); sisters, Dean, Louise and Betty Jo (Russ). She is survived by her children, Dr. Bob Steele (Mae), Dr. Linda Denham (Barney), Dr. Tim Steele (Laurie), and Tommy Steele; her brothers to which she referred as “The Boys”, Jack and Earl Womble; her grandchildren, Lori Steele Sewell (Shannon), Robin Steele Thornhill (John), Tory Fritz (Cris), Greg Sowell, Gretchen Denham (Ryan), Jennifer Steele, Jessica Steele Lucas (Jim), Brian Steele, Taylor Steele, Gage Steele, called her Grannieo as did her great grands, Logan, Sarah, Abby, Josh, Willow, River, Tyler, Bentley, Brennan, Zoey and Neely who are left to mourn the passing of their beloved Grannieo. Doris always loved Montgomery, AL even though she lived in Georgia for over 50 years. She was a faithful member of Hampton UMC, often saying in her later years “I’m going to the church to help the old people”. Doris was an accomplished seamstress, and excellent cook and dancer. She took advantage of any creative class she could find, even taking a belly dance class when she was 65 when all her friends were quilting. Doris and Tom moved to Cartersville, GA when dementia made it impossible to live alone. Dorisey May, as she was called by people who loved her, became a favorite of her caregivers and new friends. She will be missed by many. A memorial service to honor her memory will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Trinity UMC on West Avenue in Cartersville, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Hampton UMC, 10 West Main Street, Hampton, GA 30228. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com.