Novelean Doss
Novelean Doss

Visitation and Interment

11:00 am
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Noxube Cemetery
Off of Col Rd 8
Emerson, Arkansas, United States
Visitation and Interment

Obituary of Novelean Doss

Novelean Doss was born January 21, 1927, in Emerson, Arkansas to Roosevelt Meadows and Anna Edwards.  She was the first born of two children.  She grew up with her first step-brother and two step-sisters.  Novelean attended high school in Emerson, Arkansas.

Novelean was raised in a Christian family home and accepted Christ at an early age.  She found her church home at Restore Life Fellowship under the leadership of Reverend Campbell Bishop Davis for 7 years.

She met Hayward Doss, Sr, the love of her life and the happy couple were married on June 21, 1948.  They became a blended family with David Dale Doss, Hayward Doss Jr., Jerry Doss, Joelean Doss, Roy Doss, Larlean Grigsby and Richrd Grisby.

Novelean was employed with Ellis-Van for 20 years as an assembley worker building airplane parts.  She was extremely loved and respected by her co-workers.

In 1975, Novelean moved with her family to Lynwood, California and took in four of her grandchildren, David Doss, Angela Doss, Lakisha Doss and Maurice Doss and made sure they had everything they needed from a young age.  With a house full, she still made time to take care of her only sister Marvine O'Neal.

Novelean loved to sew, do some knitting and raise her rabbits.  In her spare-time, she loved to travel, go fishing, collect cardboarding and plant vegetables in the garden.  Novelean will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.  She will also be remembered for that famous hot water cornbread, greens, fish, egg pies, and her long lasting stories and the great wisdom she gave to us over the years.

Novelean was called home to be with the Lord on December 25, 2020, when Heaven's Gates are open all day. She is preceded in death by her husband Hayward Doss, Sr., sons David Dale Doss, Richard Grisby, daughter Larlean Grigsby, granddaughter Tammy Doss, mother Anna Edwards, father Roosevelt Meadows, and sister Marvine O'Neal.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her children: Hayward Doss, Jr., Jerry Doss and Joelean Doss; daughters-in-law: Reshena Doss, Ann Doss, Mary Baker and Gwen Johnson; grandchildren: Angela Doss, Arthur Grissom Sr., Byron Scoby, Cynthia Watson, David Doss, David Godley, Geraldine Godley, Jerry Doss, Jr., Joelean Wynn, Jozette Grisby, Maurice Doss, Maurice D. Doss, Ricky Grisby, Roy Doss Jr., Tabboo Grisby, Tamar Doss, Barbara Banks, Kimberley Grisby and Abdul Gaston; great grandchildren: Anthony Charles, Sr., Arthur Grissom, Jr., Christopher Patterson, Sr., Camille Harris, Dalon Goldley, Delon Godley, Fleshia Grisby, Khalilid Doss, Kaliyah Floyd, Kamiyah Floyd, Lamont Smith, Jr., Leon Mincy, LeToya Grissom, Monique Grisby, Nikeya Wright, Nyesha Grisby, Reshay Grisby, Rehanna Grisby, Ricky Grisby, Jr., Tuiwrra Doss, Trew Lawrence, Reshun Watson, Maria Watson, Raydell Watson, Raynesha Watson and Mariah Watson and a host of great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2021 with interment to follow at the Noxube Cemetery, Emerson, Arkansas under the direction of Henderson Funeral Service.  Masks and social distancing practices will be observed.

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