The Life of Doris Lindsey

Born in Wise, Virginia on May 17th, 1939. Doris moved to Arlington, Virginia in 1958 and it was there that she met the love of her life, Kirk Lindsey. Kirk and Doris wed in 1966 and moved to Kirk’s hometown of Alexandria to raise their family.

During their beautiful life together, Kirk and Doris shared a love for travel and the musical arts. Most of all they enjoyed their time together on Smith Mountain Lake where they built one of the first permanent homes in 1968. They would pack up the family and Kirk would fly them to the lake in their plane. Not one to be outdone, Doris earned her own private pilot’s license in 1973.

Doris took pride in and received great joy from her three sons. Later, she showered her eight grandsons and her lone granddaughter with love and affection. Nannie to the grandchildren, Doris doted on each one. She had a special way to make each grandchild feel like they were her favorite. Much to their delight, Doris was zealous about tracking down the latest hard to find toys at every Christmas.

Doris was passionate about her community and served as the President of the Virginia State Division of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. She was also actively involved in the leadership of the Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria, the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, and proudly supported Alexandria Hospital where ICU and waiting rooms were named in her and Kirk’s honor.

Doris was predeceased by her devoted husband of thirty-two years, Kirk Lindsey. She is survived by her sons, David Burton Gilliam (Teresa) of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Michael Gilliam (Cecelia) of Arlington, Virginia, and Robert Kirk Lindsey (Carrie) of Chantilly, Virginia, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


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