Doris Gene Love was born to George Henry Campbell and Sadie Lee Franklin on August 10, 1946 in Kerr Island, Illinois. As a child she attended Strangers Home Baptist church where she accepted Christ and was baptized at the age of 12. She loved the word of God and she loved to sing his praises. In her latter years she rededicated her life to the Lord in May of 1984 and joined the Bibleway Deliverance Church where she served in many capacities including the music ministry. Music was a big part of her life, she loved to sing, she loved to dance, and that love of music was shared and passed on to her children.
Doris was a very loving and devoted mother to her children, and she gave her all to her husband Alvin Love, to whom she joined her life in and marriage on January 23, 2000, and to this union no children were born. Doris was dedicated to Alvin until she passed on July 23, 2021. Most people when they encounter her they fall in love with her wit, and her wisdom, but we her children, fell in love with her whole being.
Doris had 7 children that were born to her union to Calvin L. Garrett, Jr. in East St. Louis, Illinois. Their children are Christine Silver (Edward), Belinda Garrett, Cecil Garrett (Marsha), Portia Monroe (Nathaniel), Sonia Garrett, Antonio Garrett (Rayna), and Calvin Lee Algeno Garrett, III who preceded her in death.
She leaves behind a legacy of love in her 7 children, 30 grand children, 24 great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter She will be missed by her siblings Rosemary Campbell, Carl Campbell (Joni), and Linda Spruel (James). She was preceded in death by her parents George and Sadie, her brothers George Henry Campbell, Jr., and Harold Preston Campbell; her sisters Louise Pouncil, and Geraldine Melton, and her great-granddaughter Victoria E. Watson. She was loved and will be missed by a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nephews, Nieces, Cousins and friends.
Doris was pointed in her encouragements to her family to the very end. She was loving and trying to live for all of us, but she was tired and ready for her heavenly home. Her words to us before July 23, 2021 were specific and intimate. She spoke to us and over us as we laughed and remembered all the different things she did with us growing up. She always told us to “take care to love each other”, and to plan our Thanksgiving in October every year, even in her absence.
Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Friday, July 30 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.Service Information:
Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Friday, July 30 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.