OBITUARY

Doris Elizabeth Ellis Clark

July 6, 1944October 13, 2020
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On October 13, 2020, Doris Elizabeth Ellis Clark, 76, joined her parents, Bernie and Rennie Ellis of Chatham County in Heaven. Doris graduated from Southern Durham High School in 1961 and then attended a 2 year clerical school. While in high school, Doris met the love of her life, Curtis Lane Clark, of Apex. They married in April of 1964. They were blessed with two sons, Christopher Lane in 1968 and Gregory Henton in 1970.

Doris remained at home caring for her sons until they were old enough to attend school. At that time, Doris began her career with the North Carolina Baptist State Convention where she eventually settled into the Communications Department. After 26 years of faithful service, she retired in 2001. She and Curtis renovated her childhood home and returned to Chatham County.

Doris had many passions in life, but none more than her family. She often said all she ever really wanted out of life was to be a mother and a grandmother. She spent many hours following and watching their athletic endeavors and other activities. Doris and Curtis enjoyed traveling together and listening to good gospel music. Doris was deeply committed to her Christian faith and a member of Athens Drive Baptist Church in Raleigh for over 40 years. Doris' passion was showing God's love by helping children. She spent many years working in the church nursery. She and Curtis also ministered to children by taking numerous mission trips with the church to Honduras. They also financially supported several Honduran children through the years.

Doris was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother and trusted friend.

Doris is survived by her husband, Curtis, of 56 years; children, Lane and Lisa Clark of Knightdale and Greg and Julie Clark of Stanton, NE; and grandchildren, Sarah, Wesley and William.

The family will receive friends starting at 10:00 am on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am. The family invites you to attend in person or join them via Brown-Wynne Cary’s Facebook live stream at the service time. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 pm at Maplewood Cemetery, 1621 Duke University Road, Durham, NC 27701.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Doris' memory to Athens Drive Baptist Church, 1601 Athens Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606.

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  • In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Doris' memory to Athens Drive Baptist Church, 1601 Athens Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020

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  • Graveside Service to Follow

    Friday, October 16, 2020

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Pam Costilow

October 20, 2020

You were a special friend. We worked at the BSC for years. I will
always cherish our days together and our friendship


See you again!!!!!

Pam Costilow

Mary Conyers

October 16, 2020

Dear Curtis and family,
My thoughts and prayers and tears are with you tonight and will be in the days to come. I worked with Doris for many years. Such a beautiful, inside and out, very special lady.

Watching the touching video brings back so many memories. I can see her now in my mind’s eye! I will hold onto that memory. Thank you for sharing her life with us. God bless each of you!

Joe Reigher

October 16, 2020

Mr. Clark, Greg and Lane

My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Joe Reigher

Pauls Boyette

October 16, 2020

So sorry to hear about Doris. I worked with Curtis for many years. After he retired I always kept up with him and Doris. My prayers are going out to him and his family.

Linda & Dixie Hobgood

October 15, 2020

Dear Curtis and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you comfort.
Love, Linda and Dixie

Johnny Ross

October 14, 2020

Dear Curtis & Family,

Deeply saddened to learn of the death of a former neighbor and co-workerat the Baptist Building, Doris Clark. May you find comfort, peace, and encouragement from our Heavenly Father as you mourn this loss! Please know of our love and prayers!

Johnny & Rhea Ross

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