Doris Jean (Thomas) Batchelor

July 10, 1933 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 88)


Doris Jean Thomas Batchelor, age 88, of Sanford, NC, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Wake County, NC on July 10, 1933 to the late Herbert Sherwood Thomas and Edna Matthews Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Lynwood Batchelor and siblings James Thomas and Dorothy Hurtado.  Doris was a graduate of Benhaven High School and worked at the school many years after her children were older as a teacher’s assistant at the school.  She was a member of Swann Station Baptist Church and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, canning and freezing fresh veggies and working with her beautiful flowers and houseplants.

She is survived by her children Donna B. Johnson of Broadway, Darleen B. Miller of Lillington, D. Curtis Batchelor and David K. Batchelor both of Olivia; brother Billy Thomas of Tarheel, NC; grandchildren Lindsay Johnson Crissman, Chase Johnson and wife Lisa, James Miller; and great-grandchildren Daylin, Wyatt, Campbell, Leilah, Braxten, Presley, Lydia and Kip.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM Cameron Grove Church Cemetery with Rev. Russell Blackmon officiating.  There will be no formal visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Swann Station Baptist Church, 7592 Hwy 87 South, Sanford, NC, 27332 or First Health Hospice of Lee County, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

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Graveside Service
April 13, 2022

2:00 PM
Cameron Grove Cemetery
Corner of Frank Wicker and Swann Station Rd
Sanford, NC 27332

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