Sharon La Verne Doughtie, 66, of Baytown, TX went to be with the Lord on February 21, 2020. Sharon was born to parents, Dallas Doughtie Jr. and Rosa B. Peterson-Doughtie in Bethel, NC., on June 1, 1953.
Sharon was a graduate of Art High School in Newark, New Jersey, and Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in Bio Chemistry. She went on to Hahnemann medical college and Woman’s medical college of Pennsylvania to follow her dream of becoming a doctor, but her health didn’t allow her to complete that dream. Sharon worked as a math teacher at Essex County College in New Jersey until once again her health will not allow it. She had a strong will and drive. She loved to learn, was a wonderful student, and enjoyed playing the flute. As a child, she received a chemistry set and a microscope from her father, which fueled her love for science.
She was preceded in death by her parents, maternal grandparents, Alexander and Blanche Peterson; paternal grandparents, Dallas Sr. and Amelia Doughtie; favorite aunt Canlus McCree and husband, Walter; uncle, Bill Peterson; cousin, Marjorie Nelson and husband, Oliver.
She is survived by her brother, Chico Doughtie Sr. and wife, Barbara; nephew, Chico Doughtie Jr. and wife, Robyn; Niece, Nicole Doughtie; great nieces, Nya Doughtie and Erin Renee Doughtie; Great nephew, Chico Doughtie III, cousins, Walter McCree Jr., Gloria McCree, Alex Peterson, and Janel Peterson; and aunt-in-law, Melvina Peterson, As well as numerous other family members and friends.
The family will welcome friends for a memorial service at 10am., Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home Chapel. To view the full obituary or post a tribute to the family, visit www.crespoandjirrels.com .
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