Doris Gaye Herron

Posted 4/19/20

Doris Gaye Herron, 87, of Nauvoo, passed from this life into the arms of her loving Savior Friday, April 17, 2020. A graveside service will be held at Waldon Cemetery, Nauvoo Tuesday, April 21, 2020, …

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Doris Gaye Herron

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Doris Gaye Herron, 87, of Nauvoo, passed from this life into the arms of her loving Savior Friday, April 17, 2020.

A graveside service will be held at Waldon Cemetery, Nauvoo Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 11 a.m., with Kilgore-Green Funeral Home directing. Due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions, no public visitation and service will be held at this time.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Doris was born September 24, 1932, in Walker County to William Bervin and Maggie Elizabeth Pierce Waldon. She graduated in 1950 from Carbon High School. She lived most of her life in the Carbon Hill area and worked as a skilled seamstress in the textile industry for many years. 

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter-in-law, Cassie Herron, and her great-granddaughter, Gracee Young.

Survivors include her six sons, Bobby Joe Herron (Pam), Rick Herron (Sheri), Mark Herron (Ellen), the Rev. Tim Herron (Judy), Duncan Herron (Gloria) and Jonathan Cook (Sally); siblings, Bill Waldon, Bette Wilson, Frances Herron (Jerry), the Rev. Jerry Waldon, the Rev. David Waldon and Joe Michael Waldon (Nina); close cousins, Jean Palmer and Roy Bevis. She leaves behind, including spouses, 22 adoring grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many extended family and friends. Her beloved companion dog, Boy, will be lost without her.

A special thanks to the caring nurses at Walker Baptist Medical Center, especially JuliAnne Stephenson, who was with her on her homegoing. The family also thanks Tammy Garcia, who cared for her the last four years.

Doris was a Christian, a strong woman of faith, and saw the Lord answer many miracles in her life. She was a hard worker and expected nothing less from those around her. Doris loved her large family, doting on four generations of babies, and spoiled everyone with her unrivaled cooking. She was a fiercely tenacious and independent woman, which served her well in rearing an army of boys.

The Rev. E. J. Lowery and the Rev. David Waldon will officiate the graveside service. Pallbearers will be her sons. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Huntingdon Disease of America (hdsa.org) or Lupus Foundation of America (lupus.org).

Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9680