Born Oct. 19, 1919, in Hilliard, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Tiny Oscar Vanzant and Nora Vanzant. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ramsay Douglas; two daughters, Beverly Brookshire and Elsie Hooks; two brothers, Oscar Vanzant and David Vanzant; and granddaughter, Cheryl Sheffield Gaskins.
Survivors include her son, Oscar Sinclair Lewis and wife Linda of Kingsland; son-in-law, Trinton Hooks of Swainsboro; stepdaughter, Connie Douglas of South Carolina; stepson, Randy Douglas and wife Juanita of Kingsland; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Douglas was a member of Ruhamah Baptist Church for 76 years. She was a godly woman who loved the Lord very much. She wanted everyone to know her Jesus. She said about a month ago, “We are to tell everyone about Jesus. That’s what we are here for!” She loved and cared for people. She said the other day, “I love everybody!” She had a beautiful smile and a wonderful laugh. She made life with her friends and family fun and meaningful. She will surely be missed.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Ruhamah Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Huffman, the Rev. Seymour Groover, the Rev. Allen Brown and the Rev. Doug Harris officiating. Burial followed at Lawnwood Cemetery.
The family received friends at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Pallbearers were David McGinnis, Daniel Calhoun, Scott Huffman, Robbie Huffman, John McSwain, Braedyn Smith, Terry Daniels, Michael Gaskins and Brian Miller.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Douglas be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.