OBITUARY

Doris Blake Beasley Townsend

May 31, 1927November 10, 2020

Doris Blake Beasley Townsend died peacefully on November 10.

She was born May 31, 1927 to Cecil and Mable Beasley in Troy, AL. On December 21, 1947 she married her childhood sweetheart John W. Townsend, Jr. and a few years later they moved to Jackson. They shared a wonderful life together for 63 years until his death.

Doris was very active in the community through Southside Garden Club, Bemis Book Club, Altrusa International, Bemis Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church. Doris and John enjoyed traveling the world, attending golf tournaments, and playing bridge with a group of good friends. But closest to her heart, were the family meals she lovingly prepared and then watched her family enjoy.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her oldest daughter Ann Townsend Poole.

She is survived by three remaining children, Celia Townsend Clifft (David), Terri Townsend and James Townsend. Grandchildren Cory Clifft, Lindsay Poole Dillingham (Josh), Taylor Ann Townsend and Ross Townsend, and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister and best friend Louise B. Tillery and nephew Robert Tillery (Kim).

She will be laid to rest at Ridgecrest Cemetery after a private graveside service with Robert Tillery officiating.

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Katherine Coats

November 12, 2020

Doris was one of the last true Southern Belles. Her kindness and sweet spirit will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace.

Charlene Moore

November 11, 2020

Aunt Doris was the kindest person I ever knew. She was soft spoken and a real southern lady. The Beasley reunion was dear to her heart and through her efforts it lasted much longer than it would have without her. She was good to me personally and was so generous in sharing our family history. "When an old person dies, a library burns" No truer words were ever spoken when it comes to Aunt Doris.

Fran Turner

November 11, 2020

Doris and John were such a pleasant couple whom we cared so much about. Even though I was young, too, I really enjoyed their children and babysitting
for several years. As members of Bemis Methodist Church, they were very active and busy all the time. In the community, they enjoyed many events together. John and Doris always seemed loving and caring to everyone. Was so sad to hear about Doris as she was so well thought of. A beautiful lady inside and out. Our love and prayers to their precious family.

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