Doris K. Thomas

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Doris K. Thomas-Age 80, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2023, in Ashland City, TN. Ms. Thomas is preceded in death by her Father-Darce F. Keene, Mother-Thelma C. Keene of Leland, and Brother-Michael M. Keene of Willis, TX. Ms. Thomas is survived by her daughter, Shuwanna Teague-Redferrin and she raised 2 sons, Roy Eugene Orr II and John F. Orr Jr., step-granddaughter -Amy Norman [Dan] and Step-grandson-Jeffery Redferrin l, great grandsons, Destin and Kinley, other close family members. Ms. Thomas had a passion as a nurse, writer, painter, and floral arrangements. She was a talented public speaker and activist. She participated in many fundraising activities; her favorite was the St. Jude Telethon. She aided in the coordination of resources and disaster relief efforts for survivors of Hurricane Katrina. She was generous with her time, money, had a dynamic personality, and was the center of humor and laughter with whomever she met. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her. In lieu of a funeral service, a celebration of life will be planned in the future. Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be West Nashville & Bellevue's only locally owned & operated burial & cremation provider.

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  1. I remember when she lived with Shuwanna. We would get together and just talk and laugh.she was.very interesting and a lot of fun.I miss her.

  2. Shuwanna I will continue to keep you and your family in prayer as you grieve your loss. My prayer is that you all will meet again some day in that new Jerusalem when Jesus return for His own and reunited with your mom where there will be no more death. Love you. Angela Maragh

  3. One of my fondest memories was going to a family reunion with my Sister and Ms. Doris. It was so much fun and we had a blast!! I will miss you and I love you!!

  4. Her wholesome laugh is what I remember most! It encompassed her whole body and trickled over to mine. I remember grinning so big when I heard her laugh that it made me chuckle so hard that my cheeks ached. I’m smiling right now, with aching cheeks just thinking about her. I loved you always, and I’ll never forget you. All my love and prayers to you and your awesome daughter, Shuwanna (aka Sissy).

  5. You will forever be in our hearts and always on our minds. Mama D. you will be missed dearly.

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