Doris Hunt Mobley passed away on Easter Sunday (April 4, 2021) at her residence in Mountain Brook. She was born on October 25, 1929 in Lineville, Alabama and was preceded in death by CD Mobley (2015) her husband of 68 years, her parents Roy and Eula Hunt and her brother James Byron Hunt. She is survived by sons Reggie (Cecelia) Mobley, Chris (Sarah Sims) Mobley and a daughter Jan Rice (Grantland, III). Doris was the adored and revered "Granny" to eight grandchildren: Christina Mobley (Patton Dycus), Hunt Mobley (Lindsey), Grantland Rice, IV (Lauren), KC Rice Hutchinson (John), Miller Mobley (Jana), Louise Mobley Ezell (Rob), Christopher Mobley and Fred Mobley. She was blessed with 11 great grandchildren: Grantland V, Mary Cleveland, Ward and Peter Rice, Dudley and Hendon Hutchinson, Mae, Cooper and Helen Mobley, Sylvia and Miller Mobley, Jr. Doris was the owner-operator of Canterbury Clothiers in Mountain Brook Village from 1980 until her well deserved retirement in 2009. She met and made friends with the most wonderful customers and loyal employees during those 29 years. Doris was a thirty-year member of Briarwood Presbyterian Church and more recently a member of Mountain Brook Baptist Church. Her daily application of scripture led her to adopt two passages as her "life verses" – Matthew 6:33: "But seek first His kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well", and John 1:4: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth". Known as a prayer warrior to many, her greatest legacy was that of praying for friends and her family members and that will be remembered for generations. The Mobley family wants to express their deepest gratitude to Granny's caregivers for their love and support (Teretha Moultry, La Gretta Moultry and Shannon Jones). Due to visitation restrictions, the services will be private. The Mobley family extends its appreciation for all the prayers, acts of kindness and consideration shown to both CD and Doris during their days here. We hope you got to know them so you may share your remembrances of them with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Published in The Birmingham News from Apr. 5 to Apr. 11, 2021.