Doris Geneva Stoney Kendrick
Sunrise, June 25, 1929 - Sunset, April 12, 2013
Doris Geneva Kendrick was born on June 25, 1929 in Bishop, Texas. She was the youngest of nine children born to Isaac and Susie Stoney whom preceded her in death. Doris was also preceded in death by all nine of her siblings. Doris accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and remained a faithful Christian for her entire life. Doris received her formal education in the public schools of Corpus Christi, Texas. She graduated from Bishop College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and was one of the First African Americans to receive a teaching Credential in Elementary - Special Education from the University of Texas. She started her professional teaching career in Corpus Christi, Texas as an Elementary and Junior High School Special Education Teacher. She continued her teaching career in Los Angeles, California as a substitute teacher at a host of schools throughout greater Los Angeles. In 1953, Doris married the love of her life, Jesse Odie Kendrick who preceded her in death in 2011, after 57 years of marriage. This union produced two beautiful children, Derrick and Karen. The Kendrick's raised their family in Harbor City, California where both Derrick and Karen attended Nathaniel Narbonne High School. Doris was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Wilmington for more than 47 years. Her true passion was singing, which she enjoyed immensely. Doris was called home to be with the Lord on a quiet Friday night in her home, surrounded by her family. The Viewing is Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 3:00-8:00 pm. The Home Going Celebration Service is Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11:00 am at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca. 90275. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 17, 2013