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Maurice Doby

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A Private Memorial service for Mrs. Maurice Lorraine Alexander Doby will be conducted 3PM Saturday, August 22, 2020 at J.O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 S. Johns St., Florence directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC

Mrs. Maurice Lorraine Alexander Doby as born December 15, 1954 in Florence, South Carolina to the late Ernest Alexander and Luerenther Dow Alexander. Maurice entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Maurice attended McClenaghan High School and was a proud Class of 1973 graduate. After high school, she relocated to New York, where she worked as a seamstress. Some years later after relocating to Florence,South Carolina, she became a Patient Care Technician at Florence Dialysis Center, where she retired after 30 years. Also during this period of time, she attended and graduated from Chris Logan School of Cosmetology and earned her South Carolina Cosmetology License.

In 1982, Maurice gave birth to a son, Trevor Brandon Doby, also known as her “Monkey” who she cherished most deeply.

Maurice was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Ernest and Luerenther Dow Alexander.

Maurice will always and forever be in the hearts of her son, Trevor Brandon Doby; two brothers, Melvin Dow and Ernest Alexander; two sisters, Cynthia (John) Gurley and Kathi Alexander Johnson; one nephew, Darren (Cheryl) Thompson; five nieces, Yolanda Dow, Latisha Chandler, Diadre Dow, Alexandra Gurley, and Mikel (Damini) Fulmore; cousins, Geraldine Brockington, Randolph Alexander, Lisa Harold, Joyce (James) Johnson, John HenryHines, Miranda Johnson and Wendy Alexander; three sisters in spirit, Mary Cade, Reverend Sandra Carter, and Andra Douglas; her companion, Raymond Capehart; her ex husband, Harry James Doby; and the many family and friends, who had the opportunity to be rewarded with the gift of knowing Maurice Lorraine Alexander Doby.

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I am praying Godspeed for the family!!!

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm keeping the family in my heart and my prayers. Maurice you will truly be missed.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

With deep felt sympathy and condolences Ms Susanna Hines and Samson expresses their heartfelt emotions with the loss of our love one. We will continue to keep you guys in prayer during your time of bereavement.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss Brandon. Praying and thinking about you. Angel Coward

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm almost do not know where to begin to suffice to say that I lost a friend I've known since the age of three. It seems like only yesterday when we were on the grounds of Holmes Elementary when she, Ethel Hunter, Carolyn Jordan and Cynthia Cooper were screaming, while we were playing dodge ball: Red rover, red rover send Marvin on over. My sincerest condolences to Brandon, Ernest, Cathy and the Family. Lifting you up from afar with my memories, thoughts and prayers. Marvin E. Adams

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Maurice was such a kind person I thought the world of her.I loved her Brandon,Cathy and Ernest like family she will be missed.Becky Gaster

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My prayers go out to all the family of miss Maurice A Doby she will be very much missed with all the LOVE. Mikel R Johnson

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm still in shock right now. Maurice was such a kind and loving person. Brandon, I am praying that God gives you comfort during this time.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I will always remember the moments I shared with Mrs. Maurice. She was also so sweet. Praying for the family during this time. Connie Robinson

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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