Obituary for Ms. Doris Pollard

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Ms. Doris Pollard

October 15, 1920 - June 30, 2018

On October 15, 1920, Doris was born to the parentage of Pearl Shaifer Pollard and Stacy E. Pollard.
She attended Tensas Parish Training School, Southern University, the University of Michigan and many other educational institutions. Being a descendant of pioneer educators, the Shaifer’s, Doris followed tradition and began her teaching career in Lake Providence, Louisiana, at
G. W. High School. However, because of the onset of World War II, she migrated to Los Angeles and contributed to the war effort by working in industry. In 1946, when her mother, a teacher at Tensas Parish Training School, became ill and passed away, Doris returned to St. Joseph,
re-entered the educational profession and remained therein for fifty-nine years in various instructional and administrative capacities.
An avid patron of the arts, Doris promoted various art programs for both youth and adults by securing grants which provided funds to bring visual and performing artists to Tensas Parish. Additionally, as a civic-minded person, she served on various committees aimed at the well-being of many. As a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, she served as a Lector and President of the Parish Council.
Doris passed away on June 30, 2018. She leaves to cherish her memory: sister, Lila Bradley; nieces, Anita Bradley and Gaye Bradley Beason; nephew, Steven Bradley; great-niece, Lauren Beason Hardeman (Daryl); great-nephew, Mason Hardeman; and a host of Shaifer and Pollard relatives.
If desired, memorials may be made to: Tensas


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Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

St Joseph Catholic Church


917 Plank Road
St Joseph , Louisiana 71366

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Born: October 15, 1920
Died: June 30, 2018

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Michele Lopez posted on 8/22/18

My warmest condolences to the family loss of love one. No doubt you have many fond memories that you will never forget. Soon sickness and death will end (Isaiah 33:24, Revelation 21:4). We can look forward to eternal life on a paradise earth. Jesus will raise our loved ones to be there too (Acts 24:15, Psalm 37:29).