August 10, 1941 - May 4, 2022
Doris Ann Weaver was born on Sunday, August 10, 1941, to Willie Glenn and Mary Rob Adams. On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Doris left her earthen vessel at home for her eternal place with the Lord. Doris was raised in a Christian home, where she accepted the right hand of our Lord Jesus Christ. Doris was educated in both the North Carolina and New York school systems, graduating from Highland High School of North Carolina. Upon returning to the South, Doris would attend and graduate from Barbara Scotia College with a bachelor’s degree in Education. Doris decided to make her dreams of being an educator a reality. She moved to Baltimore, Maryland where she would advance her education in schools such as Coppin State College and Johns Hopkins University earning her a master’s degree in Education. Her dedication to learning earned her the acceptance into the prestigious and esteemed societies such as Phi Delta Kappa and the Fellowship Sorority of Les Gemmes. Throughout her career, Doris would continue to earn and receive numerous certifications, citations, and awards. After finishing her schooling, she accepted a position within the Baltimore City Public School System, where would become the very first African American to teach within the four walls of General Wolfe Elementary. Doris would go on to serve in many different roles and function in various capacities as an educator. After many years of hard work and dedication to her craft, Doris was promoted to the lofty position of Master Teacher. Doris thought it not robbery to share in the burden and blessings of educating youth of her day in all matters of society. Soon she would once again pack up her gear, transferring her skills and abilities to what would become her new educational home - Harford Heights Elementary/Middle School. She would go on to have a long and prosperous teaching career, spanning over 40 years of service. Doris was a long standing and devoted member of Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church. Later, she would join Patterson Asbury AME Zion Church. In both churches she served in children’s church, vacation bible study, Saturday bible school, and women’s ministry. Doris wore many hats. At Sharp St. she served as a steward for the treasury, a server for the food pantry and a usher on the usher board. Doris loved the Lord. In 1967, Doris met and later married Elliott Nelson Sr. The two gave birth to a son, Elliott A. Nelson, 3rd. In years to come she would meet and marry the love of her life - Walter Weaver Jr. She loved herself some Walter; the two were inseparable. Doris was full of life. Anyone who knew Doris knew you could always find her shopping the stores, bowling, traveling, or simply watching the Ravens games while eating crabs. Doris enjoyed making friends. When she and Walter moved to their new home in the community of Willow Hills, she wasted no time loving and supporting all the members in the area. She served as President of Homeowners Association (HOA) Committee. She was known to some as the Queen of the community. If you would ask a neighbor where Doris was, they would smile and point saying, “She’s in the backyard attending to her garden.” She was preceded in death by, her father, Willie Glenn: mother, Mary Rob Adams (Earle) stepfather: Harry Earle and husband Walter Weaver Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory: Two sons, Elliott Nelson (Chemene) of New Castle, Delaware. Quinton “Chris” Tate (Crystal) of Gastonia, North Carolina: Eight Grandchildren: Johnathan Nelson, Amber Douglas (Daniel), Darius Nelson, Jayda Nelson, Destinee Felton, Shanell Miranda, Kindyl Tate, and Arie Tate: Four Great-grandchildren: Mason Nelson, Teresa G. Douglas, Aria Williams, and Brielle Williams plus many, many cousins namely, Rebecca Adams, Raeshalle Adams, Sonia Adams, Emmett “Fuzzy” Adams Jr, Michael Adams, Andre Adams, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Doris Ann Weaver was born on Sunday, August 10, 1941, to Willie Glenn and Mary Rob Adams. On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Doris left her earthen vessel at home for her eternal place with the Lord. Doris was raised in a Christian home, where she... View Obituary & Service Information
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