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Doris Woodard Booker

December 13, 1936 — February 27, 2024

Beeville

Doris Woodard Booker

Doris (Woodard) Booker, 87, of Beeville, Texas and formerly of Richmond, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at The Birchwood Nursing Home in Beeville.

Doris was born December 13, 1936, in Portsmouth, Virginia, to her loving parents, Edward Delmar Woodard Sr. and Clarine Woodard. She was a 1954 graduate of I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Virginia. Her thirst for knowledge led her to continue her education and achieve a master’s degree in English from Virgnia State University where she graduated magna cum laude. She led a fulfilling and successful career path and dedicated numerous years sharing her knowledge and wisdom to countless students and peers alike. She retired from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia.

After retirement, she along with her sister, Sylvia, took many road trips and enjoyed traveling together.

Doris found joy as a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. Her faith was an integral part of her life, guiding her actions and bringing her peace and comfort.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarine and Edward Woodard Sr.; and three sisters, Audrey Lord, Constance Council and Diane Woodard. 

In the hearts of those who survive Doris are her beloved daughter, Angela (Jeffery) Rodriguez of Beeville; two sisters, Sylvia L. Boston of Hampton, Virginia and Beverly (Marion) Blount of Mahopac, New York; three brothers, Edward D. Woodard Jr. of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Richard L (Marjorie) Woodard of Carrollton, Virginia and Rev. Dennis A. (Susie) Woodard Sr. of Richmond, Virgnia; two grandsons, Brandon Edward Harris (Erin) of Richmond, Virginia and Brian Christopher Harris (Danielle) of Beeville; four great-grandchildren, Christopher and Dayanna Harris of Amelia, Virginia and Brandon Harris Jr. and Noah Harris of Richmond, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

A viewing will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Angelus Funeral Home in Beeville, Texas.

The wake, at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd., Richmond, Virginia, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.

The funeral service will be at noon on Wednesday, March 13, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 216 W. Leigh St., Richmond, Virginia, with Rev. Brenda Summerset officiating and Rev. Dennis A. Woodard Sr. delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens at 2 o’clock.

A repass will take place following the burial at the Ebenezer Ellis-White Fellowship Hall.

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Viewing

Monday, March 4, 2024

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Wake

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Ebenezer Baptist Church

216 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220

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Burial

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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