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Raymond Doss


Sunrise: December 20, 1945

Sunset: July 19, 2022

Raymond attended the Chicago Public Schools. Raymond entered the Navy and served for many years After years with the Navy, he was a special policeman for Belo, Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. He held many other jobs which included a printer in the civil service defense department on the amphibious bases, as well as a rental car associate for AVIS
rental car. .

For 53 years, he was married to his loving and devoted wife, Willie Mae Uzzle, and together they joyfully celebrated and welcomed all their children.

Raymond loved basketball and the Chicago Bulls was his favorite team. He also enjoyed watching football. His favorite team was the Chicago Bears. In addition, his favorite pastime was boxing. On many occasions, Raymond could also be found in the stands at many high school basketball games. He became the “unofficial” recorder of the games at Booker T. Washington High School.

He enjoyed his family and particularly enjoyed dressing up in his colorful suits and hats to attend functions with his wife Willie Mae.

Raymond was a strong-willed, protective, a very responsible individual who loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Doss Smith, his brother Johnny Doss, his grandfather Ozzie Doss, and a son in law, Alvin Bray.

Raymond leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Willie Mae Doss, his daughter Felicia Bray-Dixon (Alvin) , his sons Miguel Dixon (Regina), Johnny Dass (Shelby), Jermaine Doss, Jabbar Doss, and William Creekmore; seven grandchildren, Tiara (Keith), Shayla, Miguel Jr (Miranda) Keshana, Kajon, Makyel, Mikal, 7 great grandchildren, 4 great- great grandchildren, a brother
Ronald Doss, 3 sisters in law Elizabeth Evans, Juana Al britton, Johnna Lewis (Kelley) and one brother in law Christopher Albritton (Carol), and a host of nieces and nephews.

He also leaves to cherish the Hollywood Hairstylists ladies and special friends who he loved so very much.

Viewing Friday, July 29, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Saturday, July 30, 2022 11:00am City of Life Worship 1520 Halstead Ave Norfolk, VA 23502 Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Sheila and Derayford Brooks says

    Willie Mae and Family
    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Ray. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family. Ray will be truly missed. He was a loving and caring guy. We pray the Lord comfort, strengthen and uplift you during this difficult time.

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    LaCountess and Edward Jernigan says

    We the Johnson Family of Greg (Spank) Johnson sends Mrs. Willie Mae, Jabar and the Doss family our sincere and deepest sympathies to you all. Raymond & Willie Mae were a breath of fresh air for and to our parents when they were alive.; Mr. Alfred & Mrs. Alice Johnson. Believe me, when ever there was a function occurring, we had to call the Doss’s and make sure to extend the invite. Mr. Doss aka MC Hammer (what I used to call him) was very pleasant and enjoyable to be around and had a great since of humor.
    May God hold you all close and tight in his arms. He is just fine. Cherish the time God lent him to you and focus on Willie Mae. We only have one time to honor thy mother and father.

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    Suzanne, Betty, and Sterling Givens says

    Prayers and condolences to the Doss family during this time of mourning for the Patriarch of their family. We have had the pleasure of knowing and being neighbors of the family for 40+ years. Mr. Doss was a man of reverence in both style and character. We send prayers and comforting hugs to you Mrs.Willie Mae, Johnny, Miguel, Lisa, Jermaine, Jabar, and family.

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    Evelyn, Willis, Edward, Curtis and Ricky Lee says

    We the Lee family of Norfolk, Virginia sends our sincere sympathy for Mrs. Willie Mae and the entire family for the loss of a great man that we always loved and respect. I say that weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. May God keep you all in perfect peace during this difficult time. Earth 🌎 has know sorrow that heaven cannot heal. We are standing in prayer with our YP family and he will never be forgotten.

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    TRACEY WIGGINS says

    To Mom and Family
    I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Ray please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. Mr. Ray will be truly missed. He was a loving and caring person. I pray the Lord will comfort, keep and strengthen you all during this of bereavement

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    Merlyna Dollete says

    My Condolences to Mrs. Doss and family. 💐 Heaven gained a very good person, he will be missed. Rest In Paradise Mr Ray…🙏🙏🙏

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