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DORIS B. ASHTON
Services for Doris B. Ashton will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church of Deanwood, 1008 45th St., NE, Washington, DC. Doris Ashton passed Friday, February 1, 2013 in Sibley Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Ashton beloved mother is survived by her son Dr. E. Brian Ashton. Doris B. Ashton was a cum laude from Howard University, receiving a B.A. in English Literature. She received her Master's degree from New York University
, where she also graduated with honors. She was teacher and guidance counselor in the DC public school system. She abruptly ended her career to care of her mother. She dedicated her life to her family, her students and the First Baptist Church of Deanwood. As member of the church she was an officer in the Good Samaritan Club, the Cora Briggs Scholarship program and several church choirs. She was born in Ludowici, Georgia but resided in Washington DC for most of her life. She will be deeply missed.
Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 14, 2013