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Dorris Marie McGowen

June 27, 1959 — July 1, 2023

Livingston, Texas1962

Dorris Marie McGowen, born Dorris Marie Miles on June 27, 1959, in Livingston, Texas, peacefully passed away on July 1, 2023, in Shepherd, Texas. She was lovingly known as a sister, a wife, an aunt, and a special friend to many. Throughout her life, Dorris made lasting impressions on those around her with her kindness and dedication.

Dorris received her education at Livingston High School and proudly graduated with the Class of 1977. Following her studies, she embarked on a fulfilling career as a cook. Her culinary skills delighted both friends and family alike as she shared her delicious creations with joy and generosity.

Faith played a central role in Dorris' life. She was an active member of the Youngblood Memorial Fellowship Holiness Church in Livingston, where she found solace and community. It was in this community that she formed deep connections with fellow churchgoers who became cherished friends over the years.

Family held a special place in Dorris' heart. She was born to Mrs. Nina Mae Holmes Miles and Mr. John Henry Miles Sr., both of whom preceded her in death. Dorris' memory will forever be treasured by her surviving loved ones: her husband Eugene McGowen; her sisters Reva Mae LaFall; her sister Beverly Criner of Berlin, MD; her brothers John Henry Miles Jr. (Ruby) of Conroe, Texas; Clarence Miles (Benita) of Livingston, Texas; James Miles (Lena) of Houston, Texas; Rev. Andre Miles of Houston, Texas; Rev. Stacey Miles of Houston, Texas; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

Dorris' kind soul touched the lives of many throughout her journey. Her impact extended beyond immediate family to include Tom Davis – someone who deeply enriched her life as a special friend. Dorris also leaves behind cherished memories for her niece Lovie Criner and nephew Desmond Miles, who will forever hold her in their hearts.

A Funeral Service to celebrate Dorris Marie McGowen's life will be held on July 13, 2023, at the Youngblood Memorial Fellowship Holiness Church located at 1100 Colita Street, Livingston, Texas. The service will commence at 11:00 AM, with visitation starting an hour before. Dorris will be laid to rest following the service. Friends, family, and all whose lives she touched are welcome to attend this final tribute to honor a remarkable woman.

In honoring Dorris Marie McGowen's memory, it is important to remember the joy she brought into our lives. Let us celebrate her life with gratitude for the kindness and love she shared so generously. May fond memories of Dorris bring comfort to all those mourning her loss and inspire us to carry on her legacy of compassion and friendship.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Youngblood Memorial Fellowship Holiness Church

1100 Colita Street, Livingston, TX 77351

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Greenfield Cemetery

, Livingston, TX 77351

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