Doris Hunt Mobley
1929 - 2021
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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.

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Published in The Birmingham News from Apr. 5 to Apr. 11, 2021.
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April 8, 2021
I have known Granny for 32 years and it was my pleasure to assisst in providing her care in her final years. She was such a great example of a committed Christian woman, we've read many scriptures, shared many Prayers and listened to many sermons together. The days of driving her to Bible study, lunches and hair appointments are treasured memories but my most cherished memories are of her love for the Lord and her family. She had such a kind and giving spirit and leaves a legacy of Love for future generations. Rest Well my Sweet Granny I'll miss your Prayers.
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Allison Hillary
April 7, 2021
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Irene Dycus
April 7, 2021
It was truly a pleasure taking care of your mom. She shared so much wisdom and uplifting advice. My sincerest condolences
Shannon Jones
April 7, 2021
Granny’s smile and kind spirit is reflected through her grandson Hunt She will be missed but always remembered. Jayne and Jim Reagor
Jayne Reagor
April 6, 2021
Such a precious sweet lady. We have missed seeing her at church. Prayers for her family.
Mary Anne & Bob Turnbull
April 6, 2021
Dear Friends and Family of C. D. and Doris Mobley.

I was on staff at Briarwood, (church folks don’t make great salaries, you know) and was really down because our house had flooded up to 5 feet in the finished basement and insurance didn’t cover us. None the less, I was cleaning out the basement as best I could and looked up and saw this car stop in front of our front yard (which had all the furniture we could get out of the basement). Who should be in that car but C. D. and Doris. In their very quiet and unassuming manner, they handed me a check and basicly said they hoped the check would help in some way in our difficult time. It really didn’t matter to me the amount of the check, it was their uncalled for and generous spirit in giving it that made it special. It certainly encouraged me to keep looking up rather than down. The letter below is the letter I wrote to them back when the flood happened in 2003. I would write the same letter about their character today that we wrote to them back in 2003.

We go back to at least the 1980’s with the Mobleys and I could tell you so many stories about them that it would fill many pages of any book. Suffice it to say, they were very special to us and left us a legacy of humble servant heartedness that will be with us until we meet them again in the Celestial city. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to express in a small way the impact they had on our lives.

With great memories of the Mobley’s and love,
Chuck and Alene Morgan
4416 Crossing Ridge
Hoover, Ala. 35242

May 13, 2003

C D and Doris Mobley
136 Euclid Ave.
Birmingham, Ala. 35213

Dear CD and Doris,

Every once in a while, the Lord brings into our lives individuals with whom we sense a unique fellowship. Sometimes it comes through prayer time together, sometimes it comes through sharing of certain life experiences, sometimes it comes through just an intertwining in sort of a “soul couple” relationship. We think you both are connected to Alene and I in all these ways. To put it another way, our relationship falls into the category of “this is the couple we would want to be there for us if the going got tough”. Your generous gift to us this week in our time of need certainly fleshes out what has just been said. Needless to say, we more than appreciate your friendship, we cherish it.

One of the things that puts you both in that “special” category is not just your commitment to the Lord, which is significant, but in your commitment to each other. There are many good Briarwood marriages but there are few who exhibit that spirit oneness that we think makes your marriage unique. It is a source of real encouragement (and conviction, too) to both of us in our relationship with each other.

There are many other reasons why we value you so much as special friends. Your patience, sensitivity to others, and your humble servant heartedness toward those in need are just a few. But bottom line for us that really makes us “soul couples” is our common commitment to be men and women of God together. Because of that commitment, we know we could call on you at any time for any reason and know that you would be there just as you have shown this week. We trust you know that we would be there for you, too

We are sure the best thing we could say is that we really see Christ in you both. As we grow older (and we are getting older!), it will be our prayer that God will continue to bless you and that, together, we will be that iron sharpening iron that will help each of us be all that God wants us to be. Thanks for being such great friends.

Your friends forever in Christ,
Chuck and Alene Morgan

Chuck and Alene Morgan
April 6, 2021
Doris was a true woman of God’s word. She lived an exemplary life for Him.
She was a Mother, a sister and a best friend to me. Such wisdom she possessed. How I will miss her is unexplainable. Our many impromptu visits were so special. My prayers are for her devoted family who have a legacy that will live on forever. My love to all of them.
Virginia Head Gross
Virginia Head Gross
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