OBITUARY

Mrs. Doris "Honey" Ann Austin

November 18, 1952May 9, 2018
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Ms. Doris Runnels Austin was born on November 18, 1952, in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was the first of three children born to the late Lorene Runnels and James Gates. She received her education at Crozier Technical High School in Dallas, Texas, and she graduated in 1971. Doris accepted Christ at an early age and united with Household of Faith Christian Fellowship in 1991. She was currently the Director of the Children's Ministry. Doris Began her career with the United States Postal Service in 1970, where she later retired in 2011.

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Honey was called home to rest with her eternal family. Her mother, Lorene Runnels, father, James Gates, and her sister, Sandra Kay Runnels, all welcomed Honey to her eternal home in Glory.

She leaves to cherish her sweet memories four children, Kobi DeGrate (Bruce), Kaneshia Willis, Kimberly Austin, and Kailen Austin (Dakara), all of Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren that she adored, Jerika, Jerimiah, Arius, Jordan, Javian, Ja'Kobi, Jordyn, Ja'Kaih, and Bruce, Jr.; one great-granddaughter, Addyson Tate; one brother, Milton Runnels (Vivian) of Dallas, Texas; three nieces, Nakia, Kwanisha and Kiandria; two nephews, Kenmothy and Christopher; one aunt, Corene Thomas; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and close friends who will also feel her loss.

  • FAMILY

  • Kobi Austin DeGrate, Daughter
  • Bruce DeGrate, Son-in-law
  • Kaneshia Austin Willis, Daughter
  • Kimberly Austin, Daughter
  • Kailen Austin, Son
  • DaKara Austin, Daughter-in-law
  • Milton Runnels, Brother
  • Vivian Runnels, Sister-in-law
  • Lorene Runnels, Mother
  • James Gates, Father
  • Sandra Kay Runnels, Sister
  • nine grandchildren that she adored, Jerika, Jerimiah, Arius, Jordan, Javian, Ja'Kobi, Jordyn, Ja'Kaih, and Bruce, Jr.; one great-granddaughter, Addyson Tate; three nieces, Nakia, Kwanisha and Kiandria; two nephews, Kenmothy and Christopher; one aunt, Corene Thomas; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and close friends who will also feel her loss.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jerimiah Austin, Active Pallbearer
  • Jordan Davis, Active Pallbearer
  • Jermaine Smith, Active Pallbearer
  • Torrey Shields, Active Pallbearer
  • Christopher Runnels, Active Pallbearer
  • Kenmothy Wilburn, Active Pallbearer
  • Rodney Dove, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Paul Dove, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Carl Dove, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Leon Thomas, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kurt Runnels, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Terry Lynn Dove, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, May 18, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mrs. Doris "Honey" Ann Austin

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