In the late afternoon hours on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, Doris peacefully transitioned to be with the Lord surrounded by her loved ones. Doris was born October 14, 1935, in Isle of Wight County to the late James Savage and Eunice Edwards Savage. She was fondly called “Dee Dot” by close family and friends. She loved and was loved by everyone who knew her.
Doris was educated at the Isle of Wight Training Schools. She was employed by Smithfield Packing for a short period of time and for several years General Electric Co, were she later retired. She loved fashion, cooking, upholstery work, reading and studying the bible and word search puzzles. She was well known for her famous sweet potato jacks and homemade ice cream. She made an impression on those she loved with her thoughtfulness, words of wisdom, sense of humor and expression of sweet kisses.
She was baptized at New Bethany Union Church of Christ and dedicated her life to the Lord at an early age. Later, she became a faithful member of Brown’s African Methodist Episcopal Church where she used her voice in the Dara Owens Mass Choir.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life for over 65 years, Elton Uzzle; her beautiful daughter Frayanda “Phyllis” Freeman, and three brothers Gene Savage, Albert Savage, and Edwin Savage. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons; Elton Uzzle Jr. (Joy) and Maverick Uzzle (Maria); three sisters, Janice Davis, Pheanie Chapman, and Brenda Savage; one brother, Ernest Savage; a devoted caregiver Robin Coleman; ten grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Doris was blessed to also have a host of in-laws, extended family and cherished friends who loved her dearly.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00pm Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Brown's AME Church. Interment will follow the service at Ebenezer Cemetery, Uzzell Church Road, Windsor, VA Viewing will take place on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 3-6pm at the chapel. Please keep the Savage-Uzzle family in your prayers.