Doris Shoemaker Johnson

September 03, 1945 - March 12, 2022


Obituary For Doris Shoemaker Johnson

Doris Shoemaker Johnson, 76 of Chapel Hill, NC passed away peacefully under hospice care at Duke Raleigh Hospital on March 12, 2022.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tina Franks of Fuquay-Varina; her father, Clarence Thomas Shoemaker of Marion VA; her Mother, Mary Elizabeth Meadows of Fredericksburg VA; two brothers; and five sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Betty McGehee of Franklinton; sons, Ronnie Hanks of Raleigh and Marty Hanks of Chapel Hill. Doris is also survived by ten grandchildren, ten great- grandchildren, countless nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Doris loved her family very much and enjoyed her position as the matriarch, she will be missed.

Doris wanted everyone to remember her as the happy person she was with a big smile. The family will host a Celebration of Life event on May 15, 2022 from 2:00-5:30 PM at the Sertoma Arts Center, The Raleigh Room, 1400 Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27612. Everyone is invited to stop in and enjoy food, fellowship, and share memories of Doris. It is appreciated if you could RSVP to ronniehanks@gmail.com


15 May

Celebration of Life Service

02:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Sertoma Arts Center 1400 Millbrook Road Raleigh, NC 27612 Get Directions »
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  • 05/05/2022

    Oh the memories and the tales that were told around Audrey and Clydes kitchen table. I can hear Doris laughing like it was yesterday. I'll be thinking and praying for you all.

  • 05/04/2022

    I remember your sweet mother, Betty. Laura & I spent some time with her when she was in Union Co. She was a delightful person! I know you will miss her.

  • 03/25/2022

    We got to visit with her recently and had some good laughs. A great lady she was. She will be missed.

  • 03/25/2022

    To the family of Doris Shoemaker Johnson Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayer. May the words in Isaiah 41:10 bring you comfort. Andrea Ellison & Family

  • 03/16/2022

    I send my condolences to all of Aunt Doris's loved ones. She was such a kindhearted woman with a beautiful spirit. I will remember her always and cherish even more now the memories I have of her and the time we spent together decades ago. I hope her passing was peaceful and with the presence of those closest to her. May you all find comfort in each other during this time of mourning.~Teresa Hanks

  • 03/15/2022

    I loved Aunt Doris very much. At many times in my life she was like a second mother to me. I will miss her, and her wacky sense of humor. ~ Ginger

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