GLORIA DOBY
1939 - 2020
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Gloria A. Doby  
On Thursday, August 6, 2020, Gloria Doby passed away after a long valiant fight with cancer at the age of 81. Gloria was born on June 3, 1939 to Mary Cathleen McCallum and John McNair Jr. in Robeson County, North Carolina. Gloria married the love of her life, Donald L. Doby, December 18, 1965, and remained married for 53 years before Donald preceded her in death in 2019. Gloria leaves to cherish her memory and continue her legacy daughters, Donna Doby Stringer (Eric) and Stephanie Doby; her granddaughter, Nyoko Stringer; grandson, Bryson Stringer; dear cousins, Henry McCallum (Carolyn), Michael McCallum, and Luria Foster; stepmother, Anna McNair, two sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, and a host of loving family and friends.  Gloria spent many years sharing her love for music as a teacher in Jacksonville, NC an Activities Director with Magnolia Gardens Nursing Home, music teacher for Prince George's County, and District of Columbia Public School Systems. Even in retirement, Gloria continued to make music for residents at various nursing homes as an instructor through the Sage Seniors Education Program for Prince George's County Community College. Gloria was a devoted member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and spent many years singing in the choir, playing piano, and supporting her husband as a Deacons wife. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020, at Briscoe Tonic Funeral Home in Waldorf, MD, Visitation is at 11 a.m., Services to follow at 12 Noon.

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Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 12, 2020.
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August 14, 2020
Gloria I will miss our conversations at church. Rest in peace. Joan
Joan Byrf8
August 13, 2020
To my nieces, and other family members we must recognize God’s divine order in this time of bereavement. Through ever life event we must continue to stand unwavering knowing that GOD is our STRENGTH. IT HURTS OUR HEARTS.
Let us all remember Gloria and her love for music. GOD loves music as the Psalmist says: Psalm 33: 2-3
Praise the Lord with harp; sing unto Him with psaltery and instrument of ten strings. - Sing unto Him a new song; play skillfully with a loud voice.
Love always, Auntie Minnell
Minnell Doby-Wilson
Family
August 13, 2020
We send our condolences to the Doby family. We remember her as out going, friendly and always smiling. May the Lord give you comfort and peace. Former HBC Members.
Charles and Teresa Eubanks
Acquaintance
August 13, 2020
We send our condolences to the Doby family. We remember her as out going, friendly and always smiling. May the Lord give you comfort and peace.
Charles and Teresa Eubanks
Acquaintance
August 13, 2020
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August 13, 2020
Donna and Stephanie,

Your mom was an amazing lady. I truly loved both your parents. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Wishing your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please know you are in our thoughts and our hearts.

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Cynthia Rawlings & Family
August 13, 2020
Pen to paper, words from my heart. So much to say about my friend, Gloria Doby, so where do I start.
Gloria was a woman after God's own heart. A woman of grace with an inner strength and beauty who dedicated to obeying the commandments of God to the best of her ability. A woman who loved God more than she desired the praises of others.
I will cherished the times that we share God's Word together. As your Sunday School teacher at HBC, you encouraged me to give myself over to the scriptures and let God lead me.
Rest In Peace, my friend
May angels wrap you in love
As you sing and dance with the
Angels in heaven above.
Clovia Thompson
August 12, 2020
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Jeannette Devine
August 12, 2020
Prayers and condolences to my family. My cousin more like an Aunt to me was a determined to be Cancer and she did. God give our family strength. Love my family.

Karen M. Pritchett from Augusta GA.
Karen M. Pritchett
Family
August 12, 2020
Stephanie, Donna and the entire Doby family.
Please accept our deepest condolences.
We pray that you continue to be strengthened by the wonderful memories of your dear Mom.
May her beautiful soul rest in perpetual peace.
Love,
Darren and Alicia Walker
Alicia Prescott-Walker
Friend
August 11, 2020
Donna, Stephanie, and Family,
I pray the Lord will give you comfort, peace, and strength during your time of bereavement.
In John 14:18, God's Word says, "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you."
If life is measured by the encouraging words we say, by the sharing of beautiful smiles, by the playing of beautiful music, and by Christian love, then the measure of Gloria's life is known by all of these things and more. I will miss my friend and Sister in Christ. My Heartfelt Sympathy, Prayers, and Love. Elaine Hall
Elaine Hall
Friend
August 11, 2020
Donna, Stephanie, and Family,
I pray the Lord will give you comfort, peace, and strength during your time of bereavement. In John 14:18, God's Word says, "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you."
If life is measured by the encouraging words we say, by the sharing of beautiful smiles, by the playing of beautiful music, and by Christian love, then the measure of Gloria's life is known by all of these things and more. I will miss my friend and Sister in Christ. My Heartfelt Sympathy, Prayers, and Love. Elaine Hall
Elaine Hall
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