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Doris C. (Cox) Messick

November 10, 1930 — February 26, 2022


Doris Cox Messick, 91, of Cambridge, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at UMSMC at Easton. She was born on November 10, 1930 in Cambridge and was a daughter of the late Howard T. Cox and Flora B. Cox.

She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1948. That same year she married Luke H. Messick, Jr. They had 61 wonderful years together. She and her husband loved to travel and camp with the Choptank Tribe Camping Club. She has traveled throughout the United States and Canada. She liked to read and sew for the family and enjoyed doing Genealogy and scrapbooking. She enjoyed creating photo albums for her children and grandchildren. After her husband passed away, she traveled with her two daughters and grandchildren to Hawaii and went on a cruise with her granddaughter.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cambridge for 75 years, where she was the Church Clerk for many years, served on many committees, taught Sunday school, and was active in the Missions group. She was also the Church Secretary for Dr. Bruce Revel and Rev. Randall Blackmon.

She is survived by two daughters Susan M. Harper and her fiancé Daniel Insley of Cambridge, and Luann M. Jackson and husband Lee A. Jackson of Hurlock, five grandchildren Wesley H. Harper and fiancé Jacquelyn Wright, Christopher L. Harper, Sarah H. Cloxton, Valerie J. Friedel and husband Andrew, and Robert A. Jackson and wife Raquel, her great grandchildren Madelyn R. Harper, Lucas W. Harper, Joshua Friedel, Evelyn Friedel, Daniel H. Cloxton, and Ryla Jackson, a brother Howard T. Cox, Jr. of Weaverville, NC, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers John H., William B., Emerson W. and Robert W. Cox.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Friedel, Christopher Harper, Daniel Insley, Lee (Tony) Jackson, Robert Jackson and Wesley Harper.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 11:30 am at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge with Rev. Austin Nute officiating. Interment will follow at the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 501 Glenburn Avenue, Cambridge, MD 21613.

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