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Doris Jane Orndorff French / August 06, 2019

Doris Jane Orndorff French, 84, of Eden, N.C., died Monday, July 29, 2019, at Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

Mrs. French was born on May 4, 1935 in Washington, DC, the daughter of the late Perkins W. Orndorff and Dala M. Ornforff. She graduated from Averett College in Danville, in 1955. She was an only child, a wife of 56 years, a mother, a grandmother and great grandmother. Doris loved her son in laws and daughter in law. Our mom among so many things was an artist, a singer, and deeply religious woman. Most of all, she was a wonderful dedicated mother. Mom began all our lives with a deep understanding of the Lord. Never missing Mass, and teaching us how to pray and to pray for others. Our mother taught us that loving each other is the greatest gift we could ever give her. She instilled in us respect, humility, a love of art and music, hard work and sacrifice, gratitude to our fellow man, standing up for what we believe in and protecting each other at all cost. Mother helped along with our father to be brave. She has a special place in heaven and we will miss her all the days of our lives.

Doris is survived by her three daughters, Marianne Taylor and husband, Glenn, of Pinehurst, N.C., Margaret Hudson and Husband, Mike of Virginia, Beach, and Dala Stanley and husband, Joe of Eden; son, Christopher French and wife of Culpeper, six grandchildren, Cameron M. Hutson, Joseph French, Sarah French, Zachary Stanley, and Joshua Stanley; and one great-grandchild, Hazel Hudson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Norman Leo French; her son, Joseph Leo French Jr.

A memorial service was held Thursday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at Joseph of the Hills Catholic Church of Eden.

Memorial contributions may be made in Doris’s memory to either St-Joseph-on-the-Hills; 316 Boone Road, Eden, NC 27288 or Hospice Home of Rockingham County: P.O. Box 281; Wentworth, NC 27375.

Online condolences may be sent the family at

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