Doris Marie Currie

August 3, 1947 ~ August 29, 2021 (age 74)


Doris Marie Currie passed away on August 29, 2021, at the age of 74. Doris was an ever gracious, devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, and so much more. 

Born on August 3, 1947, Union, Mississippi, Doris was the caring daughter of the late Wilbur and Earline Pittman. She graduated from Utica High School in 1965 and continued her education at Hinds Junior College in Raymond, Mississippi where she relished performing as a Hinds Hi-Stepper. It was on December 18, 1966, that Doris married and began life with her love, Bob Lee Currie. They lived in Starkville, Mississippi, while Bob completed his education at Mississippi State University, and it was there that Doris became a Bulldog for life. In 1967, Bob and Doris returned to Utica, Mississippi, where they owned and operated the Stop-N-Shop grocery store from 1967 to 1973 and the Sunflower grocery store from 1973-2002. Bob and Doris enjoyed 54 yeas of marriage and devoted those years to their family, friends, church and community.

Doris, an only child, was the mother of three, the grandmother of four and regarded as a sister, mother, and grandmother to so many others. She was a fun-loving, supportive, loyal and outgoing person who had a knack for focusing on the positive and lifting the spirits of those around her. She was an outstanding and creative cook and contributed to several local cookbooks, which are the guiding manuals in the kitchens of her children and many others. Her heart and her kitchen were always open, and she filled the lives and stomachs of all who entered. 

An athlete herself, Doris was an avid sports fan. While she favored the MSU Bulldogs and any team on which her grandchildren played, she had a true love of all sports. Always an enthusiastic cheerleader, she loved watching her grandsons play. She was not just on the sideline; she lived every play of every game with them and their teams. Keeping up with the times, Doris knew more about cell phones and technology than her grandsons, and she was often seen at one ballfield while equally watching and keeping up with other ballgames through apps and text. Doris's support for her grandchildren went beyond the ballfields, always championing each of their endeavors, whether it be in education, school projects, community service, or service for our country.

Doris and Bob shared so much love and laughter with each other and their three children. Doris always put Bob and her children first. They know she made them who they are today, and though they love her and miss her deeply, they feel so blessed to have had her in their lives.

Doris is survived by her husband Bob Currie; children Karen Falgout, Brenda (Trey) Jones, and Jamie Currie; grandchildren Cole and Cade Falgout and Currie and Lee Jones; cousin Shirley Norred; and brothers-in-law Sam "Weeks" and Dan (Patricia) Currie. She also leaves many other family members and friends who she loved so dearly.

Doris and Bob moved to Madison, Mississippi, in 2015 to be close to their children and grandchildren. She loved keeping up with and inspiring her friends and family through social media. One of her last posts reminds us that she was solid in her faith and is rejoicing in her destiny:

"You will die one day. You can do nothing about that, but if you give your life on Earth to God, death for you will not be the end but rather a new beginning."

COVID-19 took her life, but it cannot take our precious memories, the selfless joy she shared or our endless love for her. Due to the pandemic, a private memorial will be held at the Utica Cemetery on the morning of September 6, 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Utica Christian Church or Friends of Children's Hospital/Batson Children's Hosptial.

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