Missionary Doris Tean McClendon
A Celebration of Life honoring Missionary Doris Tean McClendon will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. The services will be held at The Word Church on Syble Drive with Pastor Kenneth McClendon serving as officiant. The Interment will follow the services in H V. Adams Cemetery. Visitation for Missionary McClendon will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the West End Church of God in Christ. To send flowers, light candles or Words of Comfort, kindly follow directions to your left.
"A Virtuous Woman"
"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies." Proverbs 31:10
June 29, 1941 was a warm Sunday in the small northeast Louisiana town of Mer Rouge, Louisiana. Citizens were preparing for Independence Day that was fast approaching; a day filled with family gatherings and fun for old and young alike. But for Sylvester McDaniel, Sr. and Fannie McDaniel, the blessing they received was far more exciting than Independence Day. Sylvester and Fannie McDaniel were blessed with a baby girl. They named her Doris Tean.
There was always something special about little Doris Tean. She never ever met a stranger and SHE LOVED TO LEARN. She attended St Matthew Elementary and Union High Schools, graduating in 1961. She went to Grambling State University and the Theological Seminary and became a licensed missionary. Continuing her religious quest for more knowledge, she went on to receive her Masters' degree from C. H. Mason Bible College.
On July 10, 1966, Doris was united in holy wedlock to the love of her life, Moses McClendon. God blessed them with eleven children: (six daughters) LaDonna, Winifred, Lorinda, Demeteria, Amaryllis, and Felicia; (five sons) Moses, Lysander, Antonius, Kenneth, and Chadwick.
Doris' joy was singing. She was in the choir in elementary school and continued singing into her adult life, passing this beautiful gift down to her children. Her favorite artists were Andre Crouch, Mahalia Jackson, and Aretha Franklin. She loved helping others and often blessed her neighbors with mouthwatering down- home dishes. Doris was also an amazing seamstress, making clothes for her children and neighbors alike.
On May 24, 2023, Doris Tean McDaniel McClendon, wife of Moses, mother of eleven, grandmother of thirty-four, great grandmother of thirteen, and a friend to all she met, closed her eyes and went home to be with God.
"A Virtuous Woman, A Virtuous Woman"