Doris Cox Holliday, 96, made the world a happier, more peaceful and beautiful place

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Doris Cox Holliday
Doris Cox Holliday

Mrs. Doris Cox Holliday, 96, went to meet her Lord on Monday morning, April 25, 2016.

She was a native of the Deep South, born in Madison, Miss., on December 16, 1919.

She married her husband, Senior Master Sgt. Charles Dewitt Holliday in 1938 and accompanied him through a military career lasting from 1941 to 1963. They settled in Montgomery, Ala., where she spent most of her adult life before moving to The Arbors in Newport News in 2006. She spent the last 4 ½ years of her life with her daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Allen Bunyard of Yorktown.

Mrs. Holliday was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Montgomery for over 50 years, and attended Christ the King Episcopal Church in Tabb during her residency in Virginia. She was known as a kind, loving, individual who made friends wherever she lived. She made the world a happier, more peaceful and beautiful place and will be sorely missed by her many friends and relatives.

Mrs. Holliday was preceded in death by her husband, Dewitt; parents, Eva Perry and Murray Smith Cox; brother, Murray Smith Cox Jr.; and great-granddaughter, Rebecca Aliene Bunyard.

She is survived by her son, Charles Dewitt Holliday Jr. (Jan) of Hoover, Ala.; granddaughter, Julie Morrow (Russell) of Moody, Ala.; grandson, Christopher Holliday (Ashley) of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter, Gwen Bunyard (Allen) of Yorktown; grandsons, Russell Bunyard (Jessica) of Stevensville, Mont., and Chad Bunyard (Bertelle) of Mechanicsville; four great-grandchildren, Logan and Hayden Bunyard of Mechanicsville and Micah, Abigail and Noah Bunyard of Stevensville; and sister-in-law, Dot Cox of Madison, Miss.

She will be memorialized at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in a Eucharist at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 4109 Big Bethel Road, Tabb. She will be laid to rest beside her husband of 58 years on Saturday, April 30, in Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Fairview United Methodist Church, 5500 Old Selma Road, Montgomery, AL 36108.

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