A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church in Metropolis with Pastor Glen Coram and Rev. Jerry Brown officiating. Music will be provided by her daughter, Pattie Weeks.
Dora’s ashes will be sprinkled over the Colorado Mountains. She lived her life being a blessing to others. She loved making crafts, especially beaded angels that she gave away to literally hundreds of people she had never met. She did this as an expression of God’s love to humanity. Dora’s child-like curiosity and free spirit made some of her great-grandchildren fondly refer to her as “Dora the Explorer.” She never met a stranger. Her love, wisdom and generosity will be sorely missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Vera Grant; two sisters, Betty Grant and Ester Mills; one brother, Arnold Grant and wife Jeanette; one nephew, Scottie Faden; and one niece, Dawn Shaver.
Dora was married to James Weeks and is survived by two daughters, Robin McDuffee and husband Gary and Pattie Weeks, all of Metropolis; one sister, Dorothy Grant of Grand Junction, Colo.; one brother, Donald Grant and wife Josephine of Sonoma, Calif.; six grandchildren, Sarah English of Murray, Ky., David Smith and wife Leslie of Memphis, Tenn., Erin Popcun and husband Ed of Rochester, N.Y., Levi McDuffee of Metropolis, Jacob Kommer and wife Leanne of LaGrange, Ky. and Daniel Kommer of LaCenter, Ky.; eight great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn English, Ashley and Beka Kotter, Alissa and Chance Kommer, Nate and Katelyn Kommer and Nate Popcun; and 17 nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to her caregivers, Jamie, Melissa, Ester McDuffee and VNA Tip Hospice, who made Dora’s last days as comfortable as possible. Thanks also to her lifelong physician, Dr. Bharat Patel and staff. He was not only her doctor but a good friend.
It is hard to say goodbye, but we know her spirit remains in our hearts forever, and we shall all be with her one day in Heaven, as she surely sits at the feet of Jesus. She is finally free.