Dora Lee Hairston



Dora Lee Hairston, 86. Sunrise August 19, 1925 and Sunset August 9, 2012. Dora was born in Columbus, OH to the late Chester and Mattie Alexander. She graduated from The East High School and retired from The Ohio State University. She is a former member of Mt. Zion COGIC and currently served the Lord at Holy Ghost Revival Center Church of Christ where she served as a Church Mother and Sunday School Superintendent. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her son Amos Shaw, Jr., and siblings Charles Alexander, Constance Martin, Carl Alexander and Paul Alexander. Left to cherish her memory, husband Jessie Hairston, children Richard (Vikki) Shaw, Janet Brooks, Grace Shaw, Allen (Mary) Hairston, Anthony Genovese, Ossie Thomas and Deborah Hairston, brother Donald (Margie) Alexander, sisters Florence White, Frances Kirk, and Carolyn Watson, 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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  1. Patricia Shively Bougher

    Dear Friends,

    I was sorry to learn of Dora's passing and wanted to express my condolences to all of Dora's friends and framily. Linda Lewis let me know of her passing. Linda, Dora and I worked together many years ago at the Ohio State University Libraries. I appreciated working with Dora very much. I thought so much of her kindness, generosity, sense of humor and wonderful ideas about how to live life and treat people right. I am sorry she is gone but know she is with her Lord Jesus Christ now and at peace. As a pastor's wife I am confident of this and all of His promises and know how this must be a comfort to you all. Again, my condolences to you all.

    Patricia Shively Bougher

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