11/19/13 — DORIS L. FLOWERS

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Jan. 28, 1923-Nov. 15, 2013

MONROE -- Doris L. Flowers, Plantation Estates, 90, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

She was born Jan. 28, 1923 in Wayne County, N.C., daughter of the late Paul Wilbur and Lillie Belle Edmundson Flowers.

She was an avid sportswoman; Doris enjoyed many types of sporting events both as a participant and spectator, particularly fishing along the coasts of the Carolinas.

After graduation from Goldsboro High School in 1938, Doris entered the nursing school at James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, N.C.

Following several years of nursing, she studied at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind., to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

She moved to Charlotte, N.C., and worked at Presbyterian Hospital Main until her retirement. She was a valued and well respected CRNA there of 32 years.

Doris was a lifelong member of the Goldsboro Friends Meeting, and a strong supporter of the American Friends Service Committee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Paul W. Flowers Jr. and a nephew, Paul W. Flowers III "Tripp" of Goldsboro.

She is survived by her sister, Helen F. Winchester of Monroe, N.C., and a sister-in-law, Betty G. Flowers of Goldsboro, N.C.

Also surviving are nieces, Lou Ann Flowers of Goldsboro and Carol Williams (Ben) of Monroe, N.C., and nephews, David Flowers (Donna) of Goldsboro, Barry Flowers (Cindy) of Georgia and Jim Winchester (Rita) and Paul Winchester (Janice) of Monroe, N.C.

Additional survivors include several great-nieces and nephews, as well as great-great-nieces and nephews.

Among those who also loved her were her loyal and faithful caregivers, Diep Vo, Debra Roberts, Sharon Moser and An Pham.

A memorial service was held at Plantation Estates Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at 2 p.m., with inurnment following later in the week at Wayne Memorial Park, Goldsboro, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Charlotte, N.C., 2700 Toomey Ave. Charlotte, N.C., 28203, www.humanesocietyofcharlotte.org, or The American Friends Service Committee, Office of Gift Planning, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa., 19102-1477, 888-588-2372.

Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory is caring for the Flowers family.

Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneralservice.com.


Published in Obituaries on November 19, 2013 1:49 PM