Doris Mae Brown

November 30, 1940 - October 8, 2020

Doris Mae “Mommy” Brown, age 79, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Born in Harrington, DE on November 30, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Marian (Johnson) Anderson and stepfather, Solomon Anderson. Doris worked as a receptionist for Appoquinimink Social Services. She enjoyed listening to music and could often be found in the kitchen creating a delicious meal. In her spare time, Doris loved taking trips to Virginia Beach. Deep in her faith, she was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Above all, Doris will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her father, Russell Waters, Sr.; and brother, Russell Waters, Jr. She is survived by her husband, John Brown; children, Vaughn Harris of Wilmington, Valerie Harris of Wilmington, Lisa Thornton (John) of Middletown,  Sandra Choates (Victor) of Lawrenceville, GA, Tracy Kemp (Kyle) of New Castle, Termell Harris of Newark, Racquel Harris of Middletown and Doris Harris, Jr. of New Castle; siblings, Carolyn Anderson of Milford, Selma Anderson of Felton and Breon Smiley of Atlanta, GA; 25 grandchildren; and 37 great grandchildren.

A visitation for Doris’ family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 3 pm. Due to state Covid-19 restrictions, the family requests the gathering and memorial service to be limited to Doris M. Brown’s family or by invitation only. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doris’ memory to Jehovah’s Witnesses Worldwide Work by clicking here.


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48 Condolences for Doris Mae Brown

  • We love and appreciate the wonderful news that our sister was faithful to the end! We look forward to the ressurection ❣️

  • I will never forget my Dear Sister Doris Brown through the years she has always been sweet and kind to me and my daughter. To see her smiling face last week And our words together will never be forgotten. When I mentioned Paradise you gave the biggest smile… As I told you then and I say now I Love you.. Rev. 21:3,4
    My Condolences to all who hold her close to their Hearts.

  • May you find comfort in knowing Jehovah is with you…every day,every hour,as are our prayers and love. With Deepest sympathy Luis &Yvonne Gonzalez

  • I love you mom ❤️ rest in paradise

  • Add a bit of sugar…….🍚
    Honeysuckle and….a great big expression of happiness.
    With a dozen roses….🥀such would astound you. The joy of children laughing around you.
    These are the makings of you Mom…it is true….the makings of you.
    It’s been a miracle, what you have done.
    You’ll stay inside our hearts…💞God’s will be done. The righteous way to go.
    And anyone would know….and believe…we’ve told them so.
    Mommy, these words I have tried to recite…
    are close but not quite.
    Almost impossible to do…….describing the makings of beautiful you.

    I love you, Mommy. You will aways and forever be my favourite girl.

    Love, Sandra💐💕🌺

  • Lisa and John,
    we are very sorry to hear about your mom Lisa! Having been faithful all these years is a beautiful testimony to Jehovah !
    may you find great comfort from Jehovah, his promises, and our beautiful brotherhood !
    we love you both!
    Our love and sympathy to all in the family as well !!
    Ed and Hollie

  • My Mommy, My Friend, My love of Heart. I was Alway your Helper.most of all your side kick. I Loved you So Much more then I can Express. Rest In Peace 💕Hope to See you in Paradise. Your Oldest Daughter Valerie 😘

  • My deepest condolences for the family and friends of sister Doris. I remember meeting her on a visit to Middletown, DE. I stayed with her daughter Lisa and son in law John. We had crabs as a celebration for visiting. She was very sweet and had a contagious laugh. It is my hope to welcome her back on a paradise earth in the very near future! This was her hope as well. Soon we will enjoy another celebration, no more tears, pain or death- Revelation 21:3-5


  • We love you mom

  • Mommy 🌹 Beautiful You♥️I will forever & always love you, Mommy you was the sweetest, loving, strongest woman I know. Jehovah has made such a beautiful promise of resurrection and everlasting life. ❤️ I promise I’m going to be right there Mommy🙏🏿🌹 Don’t worry about “Lover” aka Jasiah I’m going to take good care of him Mommy♥️ I’ll do my best to be there for Chanel & Markell there going need me just as much we needed you. I don’t want to let you go, i don’t want to say goodbye. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you😔💔 I LOVE SO MUCH MOMMY❤️🌹

  • The chief agent of our faith stated, take courage i have countered the world.
    May you and the Family take comfort from the words found at Acts : 24: 15.
    You all are in our Prayers and our thoughts.

  • My Best Friend, someone so sweet and kind to me in a world so cold and cruel. My Love for you is immeasurable and I will see you in Paradise Beautiful 🌹💕… your Rocky.

  • Grandmom🖤🖤
    Love you Forever💔😪

  • To the family of Sis. Doris Brown,
    Truly there are no words that anyone is able to say to ease your pain during a time such as this. Take comfort in knowing that she is sleeping peacefully and Jehovah has her in his memory. (Job 14:13-15) I express my deepest condolences and pray that you are strengthened by Jehovah’s loyal love for each and every one of you.

  • We share our love (agape’) and heartfelt sympathy with your family. We know personally that losing one so dear hurts immensely and is mainly comforted by an abiding reliance upon all avenues of our God’s loving support.
    Thoughts about and for you are ever present in us.

  • From the Jackson family to Lisa and her family I send my condolences with love I will always remember her such a wonderful lady always embrace me when I came to see her and the family she will be truly missed but Jehovah has her in her remembrance may we all wait for the time for the resurrection loveDeborAh Jackson and the family

  • Rest easy big sis❤️❤️🙏🏾. I’m glad we looked in each other’s eyes and held hands. You are greatly missed already and thought about daily. My half sisters 🙏🏾❤️❤️…

  • My Deepest Sympathy in the lost of your Loving Mother. She will always be so dear to your hearts. She will be remembered by her God, Jehovah. One day Revelation 21:3,4, will come true. Always Remember the Great Times with your Mom and share them together.
    Sending Much Sisterly Love,
    Gloria Murrain

  • Mommy , I’ve been so lost for words and thoughts these past days , I’ve been trynna find peace in you finally going home but it is hard. I miss you more then I could explain. You instilled so many valuable lessons in me as I grew into just knowing who I am. I will forever love & miss you , you are my rock my everything ! I will forever remember those soft warm cheeks & those arms that used to wrap around me so tightly. I love you mommy forever & always 🤍👑

    Love always
    – Chanel (little mommy) 💕

  • Mom Doris you will be missed. Praying for you children and grandchildren. You are resting now in Love. You will forever be in my heart. We miss you at Appoquinimink state service center

  • I was saddened to learn of your mother’s passing, please accept my genuine condolences in this difficult time for your family. The loss of a Mother is a significant loss. I share your pain and I am here for you. May God bless your family.
    Mrs. Dawn (Sykes) Locke

  • I will never forget Sister Doris Brown. She was my employee at Appoquinimink. She was the kindest woman. My prays are with the family.

  • Dear Tracy, my love and prayers are with you. We look forward to the day when you’ll see your mom in full strength and good health. Love sis Derrick❤

  • Grandmom! I love you so much and it’s still hard to believe you’re gone but Jehovah has you now so I know your ok. I’m so glad I was able to see your beautiful face one last time, to tell u I love u one last time, and to hug you one last time. I love you so much. RIP beautiful

  • My first love ❤️ I will be waiting and watching for you in paradise…
    I shall miss you everyday until we meet again my beautiful love… 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Your daughter Tracy❣️❣️❣️❣️

  • Our deepest condolences to you Sandra and the family, may your mothers sweet memories give you peace and comfort in these difficult times….You are in our thoughts and prayers,
    We love you💜
    Momma Lillie Choates and Joy- Atlanta, GA

  • To my beautiful and handsome family… My heart goes out to each and every one of you… I love you…and I am always here for you

  • My condolences to the family i have known for many years you are in my prayers

  • To the family, you have my deepest sympathy. My loving cousin Doris who was more like an aunt to me. As a young girl I would babysit her children when I became a teenager I went to live with her and her family. Doris could always see the good in every situation. For that I am so thankful. living with her gave me a different perspective on life. I value her principles and standards that she imparted in my life. I am truly going to miss her presence. Her memories will live in my heart forever.

  • Great Grand-mother. I will rejoice and be happy for your journey on this earth was a success! I wouldn’t be here without you and you are apart of my DNA and my history. I love you and I will see you on the other side

  • My sympathy to the family.

  • Dear family my condolences and prayers are with you all. Our dear one has fought the fine fight and now she is resting in Jehovah’s memory. I like you await the time when we can lovingly embrace her again. Sharing in your sadness. Cathy Roy 302 359 8992

  • it was my pleasure to supervise Doris M. Brown here at the Appoquinimink State Service Center. Her smile, charming personality and willingness to help others blessed us all. She will truly be missed. Know that your family is in our prayers. May you find peace during this difficult time.

  • To The Whole Harris Family, May the God of All Peace Jehovah…..Hold You All in Thought of the Resurrection. Revelation 21:3-5.
    💜💜💜Doris was a Kind and Beautiful Woman. Her Laughter Everlasting, 🦋Her Smiles and Those Doris Harris Eyes….(DNA runs deep in This Gorgeous Family)… 👁👁Her Love for People is what it was All About. 🥰You will be missed by Your Friends and Family. Until Later My Sister and Friend. “Right Around the Corner”…..🌴🌴🌴Robin🦜🦜🦜

  • Mommy I’ll See You Again😢🙏🏾 I Know Your In Jehovah’s Thoughts❤️

  • To: Lisa&Family…Our hearts are deeply saddened by your loss but so confident of Bible’s promise from a GOD “who “CANNOT LIE” to awaken our loved ones to a Beautiful Paradise 🌍 where we “NEVER” have to part again…Plz keep that promise clear in the days ahead🌹💓🌻

  • When twin and I were growing up, you showed us love and kindness☺️ Even when, we had Miss Kelly up changing sheets!!! Lol Thank you so much! ♥️ Love you cousin Doris 😘

  • You are irreplaceable and unforgettable and I am a keeper of your many many memories… you had 8 children of your own, my mom included, and even one that was a year younger than me (my little sister/auntie, Dottie Mae). You was only in your early 30’s when I was born so everybody was still young and I know it couldn’t have been easy but still you always made room for me and cared for me and loved me like you gave birth to me yourself. You had a house full, you gave me a fun childhood, and you never left me out. As far back as I can remember, you gave me so much and asked so little, Mommy. I guess that’s one of the many reasons why instead of calling you grandmom, I have always called you Mommy 👑 So many people thought I was your daughter, but I am so honored to be your 1st granddaughter. I love you so much, and I hope to see you again someday. Always in my heart… rest peacefully sweetheart ❤️🌹🙏🏾😘

  • Sorry to hear about your loss, but glad to hear she was a faithful servant of Jehovah. Sending our prayers and condolences.

  • momma lisa you have my deepest sympathy and continuous prayer🙏🏿
    Me and willis send our condolences to you and your family

  • My Dearest Sister Tracey ; please don’t forget the loving memories that you will call to mind. After this horrible moment of saying goodbye is over. Allow the encouragement of those who love you guys to fortify you in the coming days. We love you and your family much So does Jehovah He won’t forget her.

  • Hello Family,
    I was so very sad to hear that your mother had passes away. Like yourselves, I’m going to miss “mommy”, as I affectionately called her. I will especially miss her during our spiritual Assemblies and Regional Conventions. I looked forward to sitting near her and she we say I enjoy seeing the friends and being spiritually uplifted. Always saying Jehovah knows what we need. She also, enjoyed those special events because she would see most of children. She would say with tears in her eyes, “Miss Elreta my chicks are coming home to roast“. That made her happy, to know that her children were doing their best to serve Jehovah. I would tell her mommy you did a good job teaching your children about Jehovah and setting a good example. I will cherish the many stories she shared with me. I know she loved Jehovah and her family, and she always told me funny stories about her and (JB) John. I would say mommy all of y’all are funny. 😃 Just comedians! I loved mommy and going to miss her smile and encouraging ways. We will see her in the New World!!! She will be looking for us!!! Love ❤️ you all!!! Elreta and Aaron

  • Very Touching. My prayers our with you all! 😢

  • 💌My beautiful, tender mother💓 Jehovah blessed me and entrusted me with caring for you in the final weeks, days and hours of your life. It was joy and pain. A joy to have the intimate opportunity to take care for you and spend precious time with you; but painful to see you sick that way and suffering. You are now “sleeping” as Jesus called it just before he awakened Lazarus from his death-like sleep (John 11:11-14) And we know what happened next. He went to Lazarus’ burial tomb and after saying a prayer to his Heavenly Father Jehovah, he cried out with a loud voice: “Lazʹa·rus, come out!” (John 11:43) And Lazarus came out alive. The same will happen when we are soon in the new world of righteousness, mommy. Paradise on earth🌏 You will awaken refreshed when Jehovah calls, and I and so many others will be there with open arms to welcome you back to life💞🤗💞 (Job 14:13-15; John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Rev.21:3-5) Until that time, I will miss you. I already do. I love you forevermore, mom🥀💕💋💋💋💋💋💋💋
    Your Daughter,
    Lisa Thornton

    P.S. Thank you, family and friends for posting such heartfelt and kind messages on behalf of our dear mother ~💝~

  • My condolences to your family 🙏💙💐

  • We are happy to see how our dear sister Doris was faithful to Jehovah and captivated so much love from many people. Now she lives in the memory of God and we look forward to the day of resurrection with great faith!

  • To Val, Lisa, Vaughn, Sandra, Tracy, Termell, Racquel Doris, and the rest of the Harris and Brown family – my deepest condolences! May Jehovah, the God of all comfort give you peace and comfort until we see sister Doris again in Paradise. I remember the wonderful times our families had together in Dover and in Germany. We were two families bonded together by love and friendship! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!