Doris Asby Johnson

Published 1:16 pm Monday, May 14, 2018

Doris Asby Johnson, age 85, died peacefully on May 8, 2018, after bravely battling Parkinson’s at Moosehaven Health Care Center, Orange Park, Florida. Doris was born to Finis and Willie Mae Holland on Feb. 4, 1933, in Three Rivers, Texas. She adored her Uncle John and Aunt Jewel Gould who helped to raise her in Arkansas.

A memorial service was held Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Moosehaven Chapel, with her son, Bishop Charlie Asby, presiding.

There will be a visitation at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m., with her funeral service following immediately after, with Bishop Jerry Waters officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Pamlico Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 11 a.m. Bryan Thorne, Greg Reed, Paul Roberson, Ken Brady, Garrett Brady and Thomas Brady will serve as pallbearers.

Doris married her prince charming, the love of her life, Charlie T. Asby Jr. on Jan. 8, 1954. She was his yellow rose of Texas. They met while he was serving in the U. S. Air Force, stationed in San Antonio, Texas. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1998.

She married Herbert Johnson on May 28, 2002 at Moosehaven. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2008.

She worked as a secretary for the City of Washington and Eastern Optical. She was a teacher’s aide for the Washington City School System until her retirement in 1983. Also, she served as secretary to the governor of the local Loyal Order of Moose Lodge of Washington.

Doris treasured times with her family. They enjoyed watching her “craff” (laugh and cry at the same time.) She enjoyed Bible Study, playing Bingo, cards, reading and shopping with her girls.

Doris became affiliated with the Loyal Order of Moose when she joined the Washington Chapter No. 1187 on Feb. 7, 1967. She received her Academy of Friendship on May 7, 1971, and received her College of Regents degree June 8, 1991.

Doris moved to Moosehaven on Jan. 4, 2000, where she has resided for 18 years.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, John “Jack” Dickinson and Robert “Bob” Holland, and sister Joyce Armstrong.

She is survived by her son, Charlie T. Asby III and wife Faye, of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and daughters, Glenda Waters and husband Jerry, of Smithfield, North Carolina, Dianna Brady and husband Ken, of St. Augustine, Florida, also grandchildren, Penny Thorne, Amanda Reed, Heather Roberson, Garrett Brady and Thomas Brady, and great-grandchildren, Caroline and Carson Thorne, Micaiah Gurkin, Seth Reed, Giana and Julia Roberson.

The family would like to thank the staff of Moosehaven and Community Hospice of Northeast Florida for their love and devoted care.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to: American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.

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