Doris Mae Pope, of Mexia, passed away Jan. 11, 2021, in Waco, at the age of 83. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Shane Norcross officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Craig Everett, Chris Curry, Stephen Chaney, Justin Chaney, Craig Chaney, Matthew Chaney and George Graham will serve as pallbearers.
Doris was born Feb. 8, 1937, in Mexia, to John C. and Ruth Harrison Everett. She had been a resident of Mexia her entire life and was a graduate of Mexia High School. Doris worked as a Vocational Therapist at the Mexia State School for many years, prior to retiring. However, after retiring, she decided to go to work for Mexia ISD as a substitute teacher.
Doris was a very spiritual lady with a loving and caring heart. She was strong in her faith and it was evident in the way she lived her life. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; she raised her children in a Christian home and was always open to helping others. Doris was an active, lifetime member of Calvary Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school for many years and eagerly participated in many other events at the church. She also enjoyed going to the nursing homes and holding Bible study classes with the residents.
Doris was a fan of country living. She enjoyed working in both vegetable and flower gardens, quilting, all types of craftwork and fishing with others.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ruth Everett; husbands Kenneth Allie Chaney, Bernice Story and Franklin D. Pope; infant daughter Deborah Chaney; two grandchildren, Suzanne Chaney and Jeffrey Chaney Jr.; and siblings Billie Jo Reed, Charles Everett, Dorothy Sunday, John Everett and Jerry Everett.
Doris is survived by five sons, Michael Chaney and wife Pam, of Mexia, Gregory Mark Chaney and wife Laurie, of Mexia, Jeffrey Louis Chaney and wife Brenda, of Wortham, Daniel Bernice Story, of Beaumont, and Douglas Herron and wife Heather, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Stephen Chaney, Meredith Davison, Nathan Craig Chaney, Matthew Colton Chaney, Justin Lee Chaney, Jacob Story, and Christian Story; great-grandchildren Ally, Zayden, and Chloe Davison, Thomas, Marley, Skylar, Lane, Charlotte, Mattie, Hayden, Leeah, and Natalie Chaney; and a number of nieces and nephews.
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