In Gloucester, on May 24, 2015, the Rev. Doris Asbury victoriously went to be with her Lord.
She was born in Squire, West Va., on Sept. 24, 1938. At age seven, she met her best friend and future husband, Alex. She and Alex retired in Gloucester and had resided here for 11 years. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary just two days before her passing.
Doris had a Master’s Degree in Biblical Theology and was an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. A published writer, her works included three books, “Given to Hospitality,” “The Stranger’s Provision,” and most recently, “The Woman that God Built.” She was a professor at Christian Life School of Theology in Columbus, Ga. Her illustrative and passionate style of teaching truly inspired many as she opened the rich and deep truths of God’s Word.
She was also an accomplished artist in oils and acrylics. Doris was a faithful member of Severn Church where she served as the Children’s Director.
She is also survived and adored by five brothers and sisters, Junior Hardy (Shirley), Charlotte Sefcik, Rudy Hardy (Sue), Bill Hardy (Joanne), and Margaret Kefalaf (Dennis); her three children and their spouses, Barbara and (the Rev. Bill West), the Rev. Sandra and (Tom McElfresh), and David and (Shawna Asbury); her grandchildren, the Rev. Aaron West (Heather), Adam West (Laura), Becky Stroud (Will), Ryan and Shawn Asbury, and her three great-grandchildren, Emma West, Ethan West, and Micah West.
She is already missed, but is enjoying the heavenly fruits of her labor.
“Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord!” Matthew 25:21
Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Severn Church, 9066 Robins Neck Road, Gloucester, Va. The family will greet friends prior to the service on Thursday from 4-5 at the church.
Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point.
Family and friends may share condolences and memories at www.hoggfh.com.