God, in His infinite wisdom and loving kindness, called from labor to reward our mother and grandmother, Doris McGhee. Doris was born in St Stephens Church, King and Queen County, Virginia, to the late James and Lucy Johnson on November 4, 1930. Doris was the seventh of nine children. Doris made her transition and entered eternal rest on Monday, March 28, 2022.
After moving to Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Doris was united in holy matrimony to Sheridan McGhee in 1955 and this union produced three children – David, Richard, and Juanita. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, gardening, jigsaw puzzles, and traveling every summer to her parent’s home in St Stephens Church, Virginia.
Doris received her education in King and Queen County at the Lawson Training School. After moving to Philadelphia Pennsylvania, she earned a diploma in Practical Nursing at the National School of Practical Nursing. She worked for many years as a phlebotomist for the Philadelphia Health Department until retirement in 1995. Doris was widely known and admired for her great love for the patients attending the West Philadelphia health center. Doris would go out of her way to stay in touch with many of them. She was known as one of the most dedicated health care technicians in the Philadelphia health care system. In 2008, she moved back to her family property in Virginia.
Doris accepted Christ at an early age at First Mt Olive Baptist Church, Newtown Virginia. While living in Philadelphia she was an active member of Mt Carmel Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Albert F. Campbell. She loved singing and was a member of the church adult choir.
Doris leaves to cherish her fond memories her children, David McGhee, Richard McGhee, and Dr. Juanita Monteiro; her grandchildren, Danielle (Curtis) Ryals, Davida (Tristian) Williams, Jasmine McGhee, Kayla Monteiro, and Kyle Monteiro; one great granddaughter, Noa Grace Williams; sister-in-law Alfreda McGhee, daughter-in-laws Dr. Debra (David) McGhee, and Velda (Richard) McGhee; Estena McGhee (former daughter-in-law); Joseph Monteiro (former son-in-law); one sister Regina Aulston; many nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives, and friends. Proceeding her in glory were three sisters, Ada Ingram, Laura Braxton, and Bernice Bradley, and four brothers, Harry Lee (Billy) Johnson, William Johnson, Edward Johnson, and Robert Johnson.
Victoriously Submitted in Love,
The McGhee Family
There will be a viewing on Tuesday, April 5 beginning at 11 a.m. at First Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Newtown, with the funeral service immediately following at 12:00 noon. The interment will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Drucilla Pollard, Pastor.