Doice Mae Palmer, age 83, was born on April 11, 1939, in Caruthersville, MO to the late Allen and Wille Mae Harris. She departed this earthly life in her home on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, in Capitol Heights, MD, surrounded by her family.
She graduated from Central High School and worked at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Her family knew her wishes upon death and that her final resting place to be in Fort Wayne, IN where her parents are buried.
Doice accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized, she made it a point that her children also attended church while in Fort Wayne. While living in Fort Wayne, the family attended Oakridge Temple Church of God in Christ. She left Fort Wayne to be closer to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren that reside in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area. She loved the close relationship she held with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. She loved her family and enjoyed telling stories of how it was in the olden days. Her children and grands will cherish those fond memories for decades to come.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, her daughters, Dr. Tanja S. (Palmer) Thompson and Cynthia A. (Palmer) Hardy; her sons, Christopher A. Palmer and Russell C. Palmer; her grandchildren, Joy Ballard, Shira James, Jawanna Hardy, Aurielle Palmer, Artisha Palmer, Kyalah Jones, Gordon Palmer, Chris Palmer, Jr., Stefan Palmer, Deon Palmer, Taylor Thompson, and Tysne Thompson; daughters-in-law, Margo Palmer, Camilla Palmer, and son-in-law; Phillip Thompson and a host of other relatives and friends.
Welcoming Doice in heaven on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, were her daughter, Elizabeth Palmer; granddaughter, Jaquana Hardy; her parents, Allen and Willie Mae Harris, and her brother Albert Harris.
Homegoing services are Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Oakridge Temple Church of God in Christ, 2808 Evans Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46806, with viewing beginning at 10:00 am and service starting at 11:00 am. The repast will be held at the church after the burial.
Doice Mae Palmer will be laid to rest in Lindenwood Cemetery.