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Doris E. Tucker, re­tired Army sec­re­tary

- — Fred­er­ick N. Ras­mussen UN/LOCODE:USHPW · Virginia · Austin · Glendale · Prince George, Duke of Kent · Petersburg · Petersburg · Laurel · Hopewell · Prince George, Virginia · Newport News · Newport News · Order of the Eastern Star

Doris E. Tucker, a re­tired Army sec­re­tary and ac­tive church mem­ber, died Satur­day in her sleep at An­gel As­sisted Liv­ing in Bowie where she had lived for the last two years. The for­mer Lau­rel res­i­dent was 95.

The for­mer Doris Elizabeth Char­lotte, daugh­ter of Ed­low Char­lotte, a reser­voir worker, and his wife, Lil­lie Char­lotte, a home­maker, was born and raised in Hopewell, Vir­ginia, the only girl of five chil­dren.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from high school in Prince Ge­orge, Vir­ginia, she went to work as a union rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the Glo­ria Man­u­fac­tur­ing Co. In the 1960s, she grad­u­ated from Penin­sula Busi­ness Col­lege in New­port News, Vir­ginia, and be­came a sec­re­tary at the Fort Eustis Army Base in New­port News.

She was mar­ried in 1944 to Lawrence B. Tucker Sr., who worked in the trans­porta­tion depart­ment at Fort Eustis. He died in 1998.

While liv­ing in New­port News, she had been ac­tive in the Golden Link, Chap­ter 89, of the Or­der of the East­ern Star of Vir­ginia, which she had joined in 1952. She was also an ac­tive mem­ber and stew­ard of the First Bap­tist Church of New­port News.

Af­ter mov­ing to Lau­rel in 2001, she be­came an ac­tive mem­ber and stew­ard of the First Bap­tist Church of Lau­rel.

Mrs. Tucker was an ac­com­plished seam­stress, cro­cheter, and liked play­ing bingo and com­plet­ing cross­word puz­zles.

“She was a strong, com­pas­sion­ate and wise wo­man who will be missed,” wrote LaVerne Tucker, her daugh­ter-in-law, in a bi­o­graph­i­cal pro­file.

Ser­vices and burial are pri­vate.

She is sur­vived by her son, Lawrence B. Tucker Jr. of Glendale, Prince Ge­orge’s County; a brother, Arnold Lee Char­lotte of Peters­burg, Vir­ginia; five grand­chil­dren; two nieces; and a nephew. An­other son, Har­vey E. Tucker, died in 2014.

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