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Doris Marie (Thomas) Ariyibi
October 18, 1950 ~ August 16, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Doris Marie Ariyibi, a woman of remarkable intellect and boundless creativity, peacefully transitioned from this world on August 16, 2023. Born on October 18, 1950, in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, to Arlene and Arleaner (Parker) Thomas, her legacy is one of inspiration, love, and cherished memories.
Doris's poetic soul found its voice through the written word, with her eloquent verses touching the hearts of many. Her literary prowess resulted in several of her works being published, a testament to her ability to capture emotions, thoughts, and experiences in the delicate weave of words. Her brilliance and literary endeavors spoke volumes about her mind's depth and her sensitivity to the world around her.
With an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a yearning to explore the world, Doris was truly a woman of the world. Her passion for travel allowed her to immerse herself in diverse places and perspectives, enriching her understanding of life's intricate tapestry. She was not only knowledgeable but also open-minded, embracing the beauty and complexity of the human experience.
Doris was a beacon of love and light, drawing people to her with her kindness, compassion, and genuine nature. Her presence was a gift to those who had the privilege of knowing her, and the impact she made on hearts and lives is immeasurable. Her legacy is woven into the hearts of the many she touched, leaving behind a trail of love and fond memories.
She is survived by her loving children, Twila Evans and Sterling Evans, who hold her memory close, cherishing the moments they shared. Doris's grandchildren, Zonte Holmes, Zahna Harris, Zaria Evans, Zarques Evans, Zen Evans, Zavion Evans, and Tory Evans-Jenkins, embody her spirit of love, wisdom, and grace. Her beloved niece, Monkia Thomas, stands as a testament to the bonds she nurtured and the lives she touched.
While Doris's physical presence may have transitioned, her essence lives on in the verses she penned, the stories she shared, and the memories she crafted. As we gather to remember and celebrate her life, may we draw strength from the knowledge that her spirit will forever echo in our hearts.
Doris's journey may have taken her beyond this world, but her legacy of love, wisdom, and creativity will forever remain a beacon of light guiding us through life's intricate path. Her memory is a testament to the beauty of a life well-lived, and her impact on the lives she touched is a reminder that her spirit is forever intertwined with ours.