Doris Mae Guice

  • Born: September 20, 1926
  • Died: February 17, 2014
  • Location: Garland, Texas

Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery

13005 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75243
Tel. (972) 238-7111

Tribute & Message From The Family

It all began in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 20, 1926, as Theodore and Gertie Brown celebrated the birth of their oldest child, Doris Mae Guice.

Doris accepted Jesus Christ as her LORD and savior at an early age. She graduated from high school in New Orleans. In 1945 Doris, united in marriage with Joseph Fox. To this union three children were born-Dwana, Calvin, and Frederick. Doris was a dedicated member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Oakland, California where she served as a youth director. She invested in the lives of young people for many years. Doris planted the seeds of love, kindness, and generosity in everyone that she met. She always touched people with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. She measured life by how much she gave and encouraged others.

Doris worked as a procurement clerk for the federal government with exemplary service for over 30 years and served as president of a chapter of Toastmaster's International in Oakland, California.

Doris met and fell in love with JH Guice and they were united in marriage on September 30, 1978. With love for each other and their love of the LORD, they faithfully served together at the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Berkeley, California for many years. After moving to Garland, Texas , they united with the Mount Hebron Baptist Church in 2004. They dearly loved the "Mount" especially Pastor Leach and the Senior's Ministry. Doris and JH were always together until the LORD called him home August 15, 2008. Often when she stayed in the home of her son and daughter-in-law, they attended The Servant House church where she was their beloved "Mother Guice."

On Monday, February 17, 2014, Doris crossed over into eternity to rest in the arms of her heavenly father. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Gertie Brown; two brothers, Theodore Brown, Jr., and Nelson Brown; and two sisters, Ruth Baker and Gertie Henry.

Doris leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Irma Newton; brother, Louis Brown; children, Dwana Allen (William), Calvin Fox (Dee), Fred Fox of Perris, California, and Maurice Valentine; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Our Mom
Dear Mom,
When we reflect on our lives, no matter when or where-at every state of our lives, you were there. You were our biggest fan. We knew without a doubt that you were proud of us. Never a harsh word-just a kind gentle smile. There was love in everything you did to make our lives worthwhile. You were a blessing to our lives, a treasure like no other.
You taught us by example. Your works were wise and warm.We found both hope and courage in your eyes. Your songs and laughter were a source of our joy. There was always kindess and compassion in your embrace. You taught us to walk with God. We could see the light of heaven shining in your face. We are grateful to God that he chose you to be our MOM.
We will always feel your loving care in the deepest part of our grateful hearts. Now, your wonderful smile and spirit continues in the presence of your heavenly father. To God be the glory.
We will always love you,
Dwana, Calvin, Fred, Maurice
Grand and Great-Grandchildren

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am praying for God to continue to comfort the family.

Posted by Venita Blake - Flower Mound, TX - Friend   March 04, 2014

From the first moment I met Mrs. Guice she was so warm, friendly and just had a sweet spirit about her. We will all miss the "cute little lady" as I used to refer to her. We love you Mrs. Guice and we send love and blessings to the family.

Brewster / Maurice Valentine Jr. family

Posted by Tracy Mitchell (Valentine) - Cedar Hill, TX - Daughter-in-law always   February 25, 2014

Mother Guice would always come with kind, encouraging words for me when visiting The Servant House. Also, often there were funny stories about Cal and about Dee as she explained her purple outfit. She was one of the most delightful and wonderful person I have met. How much more blessed are those in Heaven now to have her. I will miss her.

Posted by Abby Langstaff - Flower Mound, TX - Friend   February 21, 2014


I met Ms. Guice when my friend Karen Washington and sister Wanda White was her care giver. Ms. Guice was a wonderful and loving person and I am going to miss her. Ms. Guice and I belonged to the same church Mt. Hebron (The Mount). My prayers will be with you during this time but to let you know that weeping may endure for a night but JOY comes in the morning...God loves her more and now she is looking down on you as she waits for Jesus said you may be with me in Paradise and I believe that Ms. Guice is there. God Bless you and your family and Peace will be with you all.

Posted by Mary Rose - Garland, TX - Friend/Church Member   February 21, 2014

Prayers and special thoughts for you, Dee and other members of your Family.......All who ever met your mother knew that she was a truly wonderful, kind, God fearing woman. I always felt blessed each time I got to speak to her.Much love, Uncle Jon.

Posted by Jon Masood - Flower Mound, TX - Bro.Cal's Christian brother.   February 21, 2014

Mother Guice, we love you and know that you are in the arms of Jesus the Christ. You are in the abode and presence of the Lord God Almighty seeing that which we pray and await the revealing of His glory. Thank you for all your smiles, love and inspiration. You are truly missed and will never be forgotten in this world and the world to come that you are living at this moment.

Posted by Will Langstaff Jr. - Lewisville, TX - Pastor to her Son   February 20, 2014

Cherish the memories of your mother and loved one. Our prayer is that the family finds peace in those memories. She was a portrait of grace and we are so honored to have had the privilege of knowing her.

"To God be the Glory..."
Isaac & Debra Richardson

Posted by Debra R. Richardson - Flower Mound, TX - Family Friend   February 19, 2014