Funeral services for Fannie Douglas, of Memphis and formerly of Helena-West Helena, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at Miracle Temple of Deliverance Church.
Funeral services for Fannie Douglas, of Memphis and formerly of Helena-West Helena, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at Miracle Temple of Deliverance Church. Rev. Hicks will officiate. There will be no visitation. She will lie in state 2 hours early followed by the service. Burial will be held in Springlake Cemetery in Lexa. Mrs. Fannie Douglas was born on May 23, 1923 to the parents of Livingston and Lizzie Gause in Brownsville, Tenn. She was the seventh of nine children, who have all preceded her in death. Upon losing her parents at an early age she moved to Memphis to live with her older sister and attended school there. She later moved to Chicago where she was an employee of The Leather Factory until she retired. She specialized in carving and construction of leather belts and wallets. Fannie was married to Ronald D. Douglas, who also preceded her in death. To their union no children were born. Upon retirement, She and her husband moved to West Helena, making a wonderful life for themselves. Mrs. Douglas became a member of Miracle Temple Church where she was a devoted member of her church. She leaves to cherish her memory, her caregiver and niece, Jeanette Parrish of Memphis; her nephew, Gregory (Pat) Parrish of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews; two special friends, Vera Jones and Delores (Honey) Williams; and a host of cousins and other family members that will miss her dearly. Services are entrusted to Stephens Funeral Home. Family and friends can go to www.stephensfuneralhome1949.com and sign our online guestbook.