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Rev. DePayne V. Middleton Doctor HOLLYWOOD, SC - Funeral services celebrating the life of Rev. DePayne V. Middleton Doctor will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm in Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, 110 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29403. She will be laid to rest in Live Oak Memorial Gardens, 3093 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414. Visitation with the family will this evening; Friday, June 26, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at St. Mark A.M.E. Church, 5672 Salters Hill Road, Ravenel, SC 29470 and Public viewing at The Palmetto Mortuary on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Rev. Doctor is the mother of Gracyn, Kaylin, Hali and Czana Doctor; the beloved daughter of Rev. Leroy and Mrs. Frances Middleton and sister of Janetha Magwood and Bethane Middleton-Brown (Antonio). A memorial message may be sent to the family at Professional Services By: THE PALMETTO MORTUARY, INC., 1122 MORRISON DRIVE, CHARLESTON, SC 29403; OFFICE: 843.727.1230. Visit our guestbook at charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier from Jun. 19 to Jun. 26, 2015.
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June 16, 2020
It has been almost 5 years since you got taken away from us. Your life legacy will hold for the rest of time and I pray for your family's wellbeing and peace. We miss you so much.
November 26, 2016
Valenda Newell
June 17, 2016
A poem honoring the legacy of Reverend DePayne Middleton Doctor. To her Daughters, Parents, and Siblings. Our hearts are with you. Blessings.
Anna Lafayette Rego
March 17, 2016
Rest in peace
Amanda Smalls
November 23, 2015
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Rev. Depayne's lived this for her life surely brings honor to God and her family. We look forward to 1Thessalonians 4:16:

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
R.I.P my dear Sister
Minister Bertha McClain
August 17, 2015
I give my condolences to the family...may God give you peace to cope with your lost...2 corithinians 1:3,4
July 6, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, community, and congregation. In time, May peace be overflowing in the hearts of this family and so many others.
Rosanne Nunnery
July 1, 2015
To Janetha Maywood and family of the deceased. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you & yours. May GOD always keep you in the palms of HIS hands.
From: The Voices of Faith Gospel Group Mr. & Mrs. Leroy & Sharon Grant
June 30, 2015
Patsy Green
June 30, 2015
Our thoughts are with all who remember their loved ones with pride as they make their way forward through the loss.

We are especially thinking of you Dee.
Logan and Amie Manis
June 29, 2015
Walk with me lord. There are angels around her family. From Pam c. Reed. From Springfield Ohio.
pamela reed
June 29, 2015
We are praying for the Middleton and Doctor Family!
The Jenkins Family
June 29, 2015
Sending Lots of Love, Hugs & Prayers to DePayne's Daughters,Family & Friends. Evon Bigby,Theresa Armstrong-Williams & I attended Allen University with DePayne very briefly in the early 80's.
We just want you to know you are in our continuous thoughts & prayers..We know God will keep His Loving Arms around you during this difficult time.
Be Blessed & Stay Encouraged
Wendy Smoot-Lee
June 28, 2015
Thinking of all nine families.
Annie Mason
June 28, 2015
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Isa. 61:3
June 28, 2015
Praying for the family! May God continue to bring peace and comfort to the family. Depayne was a beautiful person. We met at Columbia College and she had a beautiful voice. She will forever be missed.
Kasatra Evans
June 28, 2015
June 28, 2015
To the daughters: God is the God of all comfort. May His love comfort and sustain you as you hold onto his hands and remember the love and teaching of your mother. Love Gabrielle & Veronica (MMBC)
Veronica Thompson
June 28, 2015
Wanda campbell
June 28, 2015
My condolences to the family, and may God give you the grace to make it through this time, and may He also comfort you as only He can,
Gwendolyn Wilson
June 28, 2015
Depayne was our 2010 Census manager. She led us with the grace mentioned so often this past week... keeping any negative feelings to herself and never speaking poorly of anyone. I admired Depayne and am thankful that our paths crossed since 2010. A thank you to Depayne's daughters for sharing your mom with us. She was one of the best I've met.
Gwen Corey
June 28, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 28, 2015
May Doctor Middleton rest in peace and be forever remembered. Such a loving woman and a humanitarian. My prayers to her family, may you find comfort in time.
My deepest sympathy, Cassandra Ong (N.C)
Cassandra Ong
June 28, 2015
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
Stacey Adger
June 28, 2015
My condolences to the Doctor family
Alice Doctor_Wearing
June 28, 2015
I met DePayne Middleton-Doctor as Gracyn's second grade teacher. Her strong faith was evident as well as her love for her daughters and her desire that their education would be a top priority. I was immediately drawn to her through her smile and gracious love. May her daughters be blessed knowing she touched so many lives.
Barbara Lunsford
June 27, 2015
Thank you for being and giving your spiritual love to the world. Linda Taylor CPA - Detroit, Mi
Linda Taylor
June 27, 2015
June 27, 2015
My deepest sympathy to the Middleton Doctor family. May God comfort and bless you all.
Donna Sykes
June 27, 2015

God In His Glory
By Hazel Louise Smalls
God in His Glory
Gave us each a way to tell his story
I share with you what is shared with me
Just to remind you God is wherever you be
He wants us to stand up in the gap
For everyone even the babe in mothers lap
Let your light shine so others can see God in you
You can change someone's life through and though
Let them see the joy in you
And help them to see God in all you do
It take very little to give someone hope Family hold on to God's unchanging hands. My prayers are always with you. Remember Go9d is with you.
Even when they find it hardest to cope
Let them know of the hill where cometh their help
Lead them there they have to walk it them self
We each have to do a self inventory
For within us each in an untold story
God gave us Our Father's Prayer
Isn't it great how for each of us he care
There is no power more powerful than love
No matter to what degree learn from a pair of dove
They stay together though pushed and shove
They are stuck with the adhesive called love
Truth and honestly he brings us through the storm
Walk with God allow His grace to lead you home
Hazel Smalls
June 27, 2015
with my deepest sympathy" as we remember
through the storm"
Vermelle Green
June 27, 2015
My pràyers and thoughts are with you as you walk this path of sorrow. Trust God for guidance and strength, knowing He promised never to leave or forsake you!
Patricia Parker
June 27, 2015
To Rev DePayne Family my heart go out to you all what a beautiful person she was in side and out I will miss her voice and her smile.. God blessed you all
June 27, 2015
My condolences to her daughters and family
Karen Karnickey- Parker
June 27, 2015
My heart and prayers goes out to the family. DePayne was a great supervisor during our work with the Census.
Gladys Mouzon
June 27, 2015
Praying for the family. Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your heart and minds through Christ Jesus.
Frank & Marva Ferguson
June 27, 2015
My heart was heavy when I learned that DePayne was one of the Emanuel Nine. We graduated from the Southern Wesleyan LEAP in 1994 and used to study together. I liked her laugh,voice, and calming demeanor - what a perfect outcome that she was studying to become a minister of the AME Church. I will never forget her. To the Middleton-Doctor family, hold on to God's unchanging hand as he will surround you at all times. Blessings.
Wilma Sykes-Brown
June 27, 2015
Girls, remember the sweetness of her touch and the wisdom of her words, God will see you through. Keep your hands in the hand of the Lord who will carry you through.
Darlene Gray
June 27, 2015
The Middleton Family Sorry for your loss.
Catherine/ Theatris Martin
June 27, 2015
May our God of Comfort, comfort us - your family and friends. Thank you, Father, for blessing my life with a wonderful friend, sister, and co-laborer of the Gospel of Christ.
Love always!
Veronica Finney
June 27, 2015
We are our hearts.
Rep. J. Seth and Carrie Whipper
Seth and Carrie Whipper
June 26, 2015
My condolences to the family, may God bless and see you through this difficult time.

Charlena Bradley-Banks
June 26, 2015
Depayne was a beautiful flower that brightens up each day.May your soul rest in peace Depayne.
K Williams
June 26, 2015
My prays go with the family sorry for your lost
Cynthia magwood
June 26, 2015
Sorry for your loss. May the GOD of all comfort be with the family at this time of sorrow.
S. Washington
June 26, 2015
In God's care rest in peace
Dwayne Bickham,Sr.
June 26, 2015
To the Middleton/Doctor Family
Praying for and with you. To her daughter's God's grace is with you always, and you now have a secial angel iin your Mother watching over you. Remember God will never leave you or forsake you . Peace and Blessings!!
M J Bradley
June 26, 2015
May the lord keep you, and comfort you all the days of your life. Trust in the lord. Our hearts are so heavy and are praying for all of the children and family members
Mr. And Mrs Lilly
June 26, 2015
R.I.P. Rev. Depayne V. Middleton Doctor !
Susan Amber Strickland Jones
June 26, 2015
May your soul rest in peace and may your memory last forever and ever.God bless!
Jeanette & Ralph Stewart
June 26, 2015
Teresa Smith- Godfrey
June 26, 2015
I mean words cannot express this lost. A woman of great character, love, care and devotion. From Florida, I too hurt. We leave God to deal with power greater than our hands can fix. She will be missed and she will always be loved.
Dwayne Doctor
June 26, 2015
To The Entire Middleton Doctor Family,

On Behalf of BHHS Class of 1986, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that Depayne will always be with you in your hearts. As fellow Bobcats, we are grieving with you during this difficult time. You are in our Thoughts and Prayers Always!!!

Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted - Matthew 5:4

BHHS Class of 1986,
Carla Y. Mackey
June 26, 2015
I worked with Depayne during the 2000 and 2010 Census. We were so pleased to have her composure, fairness and management skills during that time. I am so sorry we have lost such a talented woman and loving person.
Jeanie Presto
June 26, 2015
So sorry for your loss:But just remember
"Weeping may endure for a night,but joy cometh in the morning. " Praying for you and your family.
Harriet Aiken
June 26, 2015
Prayers for God's strength, peace and comfort for your family!
Paula Belyeu
June 26, 2015
with deepest sympathy please hold on to all the memories
geraldine brown
June 26, 2015
June 26, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ronnie & Neva Coleman
June 26, 2015
May our dear Lord sustain and comfort you as you mourn the loss of your dear Rev. DePayne. We never know when our time will come, but springing to the arms of Jesus from your earthly life's blood, your church, is seemly regardless of the circumstances. As the Church's first Martyr, Stephen, cried out that he saw the heavens opened and Jesus at the right hand of God with the angels, I believe that all those lost at Mother Emanuel also saw the heavens open and our Lord beckoning them to come to their reward. May God bless and comfort you.
Patsy White
June 26, 2015
May the work I've done speak for me. Depayne was a great mother and walked her children into Ashley River Creative Arts School faithfully and worked in the schools. May God continue to bless the girls and your entire family. It was such a great pleasure knowing you.
Angelette (Anthony) Capers
June 26, 2015
She was a very caring woman who had 4 great children.
Erik Olson
June 26, 2015
June 26, 2015
My condolences to you and your family.
Charlena Banks
June 26, 2015
God will take care of you. HE promised never to leave us alone. My prayers are with you. Remember that we ALL have an appointment with GOD. We do not know how this appointment will take place, so me MUST trust in GOD with every fiber of our being.
Odessia Porter-Gadsden
June 26, 2015
Prayers to the family.
June 26, 2015
Remember God is your strength.
L Jackson
June 25, 2015
Blessings and peace to the family of this beautiful soul!!!!
Alvina Ross-Foshee
June 25, 2015
Deepest sympathy goes to the family of Ms DePayne Middleton Doctor. As you mourn your loss, I pray God will give you peace and a song of praise as you start to heal. May your family be forever blessed is my continued prayer.
Rowena Worshaim
June 25, 2015
In the midst of grief, just know that our Heavenly Father is there to carry your family through and also remember that
Your loved one is in the presence of Jesus Christ,With Sincere Sympathy,
Ms Sharon Robinson
June 25, 2015
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Jerome&Carolyn Burnell
June 25, 2015
Jessiemae Smith
June 25, 2015
Dear Doctor and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal! God bless her and her family.
Vasilios Emmanuel Glimidakis
June 25, 2015
Suddenly when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. Be strong.
Barbara Clarke
June 25, 2015
Tanya L . Newkirk
June 25, 2015
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
June 25, 2015
To the families: Words can't describe the sadness that is being felt for you from those who don't know you, but we feel because we heard of your tragedy via the news. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Please know that our Heavenly Father will help you deal with this terrible tragedy. God invites you:(Jeremiah29:12)...And YOU will certainly call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to YOU."
June 25, 2015
May your faith in God's promises and beautiful memories of your loved one sustain you during this heartbreaking time and into the future. My heart grieves with you.
Karen Snyder
June 25, 2015
My prayers are with the family. I pray that God will comfort all of you and give you peace as you go through this difficult time.
Adriene Mitchell
June 25, 2015
My Jesus will be with your loved ones during this time of great loss. I'm so sorry this happened to you, but your work here was done sweet angel rest on in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Pat Washum
June 25, 2015
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
Bremba Jackson and Family
June 25, 2015
May the peace of God be you all.
Aileen Martin
June 25, 2015
My sincere condolences to the Middleton and Doctor families. Look to God for the Comforter during this time of bereavement. For He is a very present help in this time of struggle. I will continue to pray for the family to be uplifted. DePayne was my very good friend and I only recently learned that we are distant cousins. Be encouraged family and hold on to God's unchanging hand.
-The Gathers Family-
Darlene Gathers
June 25, 2015
May your soul sleep peacefully. I thanks God for the encounters I've had with you. You were an empowering woman. My condolences go out to your family.
Dwanisha Robinson
June 25, 2015
Coach Ben Samuels, My goes out to the entire family. May God bless and keep you!
June 24, 2015
Dear Middleton-Doctor Family
John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
You have given Depayne. She will have eternal life. I think that is important. My family have watched and been so proud of your family: Faith and trust in Christ. There has been so much swirling around it is so hard to keep up with what is right. Y'all know what is right.
I lived in Charleston 5 years ago in Ansonborough. I know your beautiful Church Family. Although I do not know you personally, please know your extended Charleston family Loves and is praying for you.
Together there will be change. Your best example has set the stage for HUGE change. Please know, we love you and hate you are having to deal with this. Your loss is bringing the whole country together, but no family should have to endure that to make change.
Trust the Lord conquers all.
Deepest sympathy, Lance Hiatt and Tim Parks
Chapin, South Carolina
Lance Hiatt
June 24, 2015
My heart hurts for all. But God Love you more. May God Bless you and your family.
Gloria Middleton
June 24, 2015
My deepest condolences
angela braden
June 24, 2015
Ann Robinson
June 24, 2015
Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
Angela Dingle
June 24, 2015
Clara Wise
June 24, 2015
David & Dessie Lee
June 24, 2015
Connie Emerson
June 24, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss, but awed by your attitude - that has been the thing which (so far as I can see) has dominated the press - that you are leading Charleston in expressions of forgiveness and genuine love (the hard stuff), and promoting unity and community in the face of such violence, is inspiring and incredible, and I take my hat off to you.

Thank you for the lessons, given at such a difficult time - they are poignant and important.
Lizzi Rogers
June 24, 2015
If I had magic words to help heal the open wound that you feel at her loss...I would say them, alas I do not. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Lori O'Leary
June 24, 2015
I pray her light continues to shine to guide her daughters through the darkness of this time. Lord give them peace, and comfort and healing! May they celebrate the joyous memories spent with their Mother.
Mary Crayton
June 24, 2015
I didn't get a chance to meet her, but it is evident that she was a God-fearing Minister, mother and sister. Her friends speak so highly of her that I know it is the truth. I will meet you in Heaven my sister in Christ. Love, Adele Doctor
Adele Doctor
June 24, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers ,my heartfelt sympathies to are with you all. I hope the love and support from your loved ones bring you peace during this difficult time. Be Bless
MS Raines
Jewel Raines
June 24, 2015
My heart is breaking for your loss. We will surely miss her. Depayne had a beautiful soul that she has passed on to her girls. Prayers for your family.
Mama Debs WAHS Volleyball
June 24, 2015
She was truly one of the fine spirits that make the earth a better place. My heart breaks for your loss. Peace and blessings for you all.
Rhet Wilson
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