Mrs. Doris T Spain

September 28, 1924June 5, 2020

Doris Tisdale Spain, age 95, passed away on June 5, 2020. She was born in Laurel, MS on September 28, 1924 to Ambrose M. and Bessie N. Tisdale. She moved to Jackson, MS at an early age where her father established Mississippi Steel and Iron Co.

She attended the Jackson Public Schools and graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, MO with a degree in art and graduated from Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans with a degree in interior design. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson where she served as president of the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU). Doris was an active member in many cultural, social, and civic organizations in Jackson. She served as president of the Goodwill Auxiliary and was the Goodwill Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year in 1979. Doris was a joy and a blessing to her family. She loved life to the fullest and reflected her deep faith in every area of her life. She was always ready for a fun road trip to Seaside and a shopping adventure in New Orleans.

Survivors include her children, Beth Young (Joe) of Ridgeland, Bill Spain of Jackson, and Charles Spain (Janet) of Ridgeland; four grandsons, Spence Young (Dorthy) of Madison, Stewart Young (Brittany) of Lantana, TX, Chad Spain (Lacey) of Brandon, and Alex Spain of Chicago, IL; five great-grandchildren, Marie, Joe, and Grace Young of Madison, Chloe Young and Kian Hobden of Lantana, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Spain, Jr. and her son, James M. Spain, III.

A family graveside service will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park on June 13, 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WMU at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 250, Jackson, MS 39205 or the MIND Center, UMMC, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the staff of St. Catherine’s Village and to Compassus Hospice for their special and loving care.


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Mrs. Doris T Spain

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Mary Margaret Judy

June 11, 2020

A mother’s love is eternal. So loved was this beautiful lady by her family. Cherish your wonderful memories.

My prayers are with you. Mary Margaret Judy