Doris Rousso

August 30, 1927January 4, 2019

Doris Marion Rousso, 91, left this world surrounded by her family on Friday, January 4, 2019. Doris was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 30, 1927. Following the death of her young father she was sent to Tucson, AZ to be with family, where she met Albert (Al) Rousso and fell in love. They courted between Tucson and Brooklyn until they married in 1946 and moved to San Bernadino, CA where Al began his career in the jewelry business. The young couple then moved to Charlotte, where Al settled in as lead salesman at Brownlee Jewelers.

Doris brought a great deal of imagination to raising four boys who could not have been luckier to have her as their mother. She was an active member of Temple Israel Sisterhood. Later she volunteered for Guardian ad Litem. She campaigned hard for her husband's two mayoral runs. The queen of needlework, she had the soul of a true artist and created many needlepoint and knitted masterpieces. Doris will be well-remembered for her fabulous cooking, often featuring Sephardic dishes, and other original fare that could only be made by "Grandma."

She is survived by her sons who brought her daughters: Steven Rousso (Robyn) of Marietta, GA; David Rousso (Sandie), Harold Rousso (Lyba), Paul Rousso (Joy), all of Charlotte; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her sister Mimi Lewitt (Leonard) of Portland, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her husband Al Rousso; her mother Toby Gold Hirsh, and her father Harry Hirsh.

Funeral services will be on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11 AM at the Levine Chapel of the Hebrew Cemetery, 1801 Statesville Ave., Charlotte, NC. Interment will follow.

In lieu of floral donations, gifts may be made to Jewish Family Services.


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2019

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Miriam Litt

January 7, 2019

My family and I send the entire Rousso and Lewitt/Diamond families our heartfelt and deepest condolences.

Aunt Doris will always be remembered as nuturing, generous, loving, and always moving... Usually doing something for a family member 😏.

May her memory be for a blessing, and may you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

The (Israel) Lewitt/Litt families

Vicki Grosswald

January 6, 2019

Dear Rousso family,
We have many fond memories of Doris and Al—and will always remember their kindness to us.
They welcomed me to Charlotte with warmth and open arms—
Doris was a darling gal and we hope and pray the happy and good memories will comfort you all.
With love,
Vicki and Rael Grosswald

Roslyn Konter

January 6, 2019

I have such fond memories of both your parents!
I am so sorry for your loss.
Sending my love to all the Rousso family!
May Doris’ memory always be as a blessing!

Bruce Hensley

January 6, 2019

Jill and I are so sorry for your loss and send heartfelt condolences to the family during your bereavement.

Richard Sigman

January 6, 2019

My heartfelt sympathies to Steve, David, Paul, Harold, and their families. Doris was a fantastic aunt. She attended many life events of her nieces and nephews, such as weddings and bar and bat mitzvahs, and her joyful presence made these very happy events.

Robert Zimmerman

January 5, 2019

Doris was a class act. I was proud to know her.