It was a fall day...November 13, 1951, in Yalaha, Florida, the late Riddic Ackerman and Thelma Bryant Ackerman was blessed with their second born bundle of joy, Doris Faye Ackerman. On January 31, 2021, around the hour of nine thirty in the evening, Doris received a kiss on the cheek from the Master's Angels as they whispered, “Doris, rest now. Servant of God well done, rest from your labors employ, your battles have been fought and your victory has been won, now enter the Master's joy”.
Doris started to etch her essence in history in Yalaha. Sometime later, the family began to journey North, making a stop in the family's home state of South Carolina. After a brief stop and the birth of Doris' brother Tyrone, the family continued their journey settling in Brooklyn, New York. There, Doris was educated in the public schools of New York, matriculating through the grade levels. She attended Bushwick High School in Brooklyn, graduating in 1969.
Following her graduation, she immediately started her career and was employed with AT&T communications for many years. Doris and her sister Cassandra were blessed with the instruction of sewing from their mother. Doris was known both near and far for making her own garments. She enjoyed sewing and loved to show-off and model her beautiful outfits. Doris was an absolute social butterfly. She enjoyed dancing and was known around the community for her nice moves on the dance floor and her modeling skills. Doris loved her family and would attend every family gathering or event, rather she was invited, or she invited herself. She always had a way to make you laugh and would keep the party going.
While in New York, the family attended Jane's United Methodist Church. In the late ninety's....early two thousands, Doris reunited with her mother and father in South Carolina. Upon returning to South Carolina, Doris joined the Hickory Hill United Methodist Church and was an active member. A part of the Ruffin Parish, Doris also frequented the other family church, Buckhead United Methodist. After she became tired of waiting on rides, she bought her first moped and was known around the community as “The Little Moped Lady”. Well, that name was okay, but after totaling a couple of mopeds in serious accidents, her Aunt Miriam named her “Evel Knievel”.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents; Thelma and Riddic Ackerman; her brother, Tyrone Ackerman, and a niece, Kimbal Ackerman.
Fond memories of her sweet essence will be cherished in the hearts of her loving sister, Cassandra Ackerman (Ernest); nieces and nephews, Teshena Ackerman, Tyrone Monty Ackerman, Terrance Ackerman (Sontia) and Karen Jackson; aunts, Shirley Brown (EJ) and Joann Ackerman-Dubois; uncles, Robert Ackerman and Oscar Ackerman (Sharleen); a special cousin she thought of as a mother, Thelma Ackerman; a special cousin, she considered an aunt, Bettye Stephens Coney; along with a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins and caring friends.
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