Doris Pollard was surrounded and loved by family when she passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017, after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma.
Doris was born in Scooba, Miss., and raised in Vicksburg, Miss., and was the daughter of John Fred and Bettie Kitchens. She received her degree in music from Northeast Louisiana University where she met the love of her life, Charles Pollard. The two were married Dec. 28, 1957, and shortly thereafter moved to Columbia, La., where she was band director, then choir director at Caldwell Parish High School. The couple then moved to DFW in 1983 where Doris remained a Texas resident the rest of her life.
Consistent with her desire to help others, Doris helped Charles run several drugstores and health food stores where she helped minister to countless thousands of people. Doris was best known for her beautiful smile, warm welcoming personality, her lovely soprano voice, and her unconditional love. Doris' singing filled her home and church with praise to the Lord; she always let it be known that her love, strength, and joy came from Jesus Christ. She was also an accomplished piano and trumpet player. Doris poured love into everything she did and will be terribly missed by friends and family. Doris leaves behind her husband of 59 years, Charles Pollard; son Charley Pollard and family (wife Anne Marie and sons Charley III and Grayson); and daughter Elizabeth Bowen and family (husband John Bowen, daughters Hannah and Angela, and son Nathan).
Memorial service will be at 3 p.m., Aug. 6, at First Baptist Church Lewisville, Texas.
Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home of Lewisville is in charge.
Published on August 2, 2017