King~ Dorris “Smokey” King was born July 15, 1941 to her parents, James King and Dosha Cain. She was later adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Moultrie in Jacksonville, Florida. Smokey attended Duval County Public School.
Smokey is proceeded in death by her daughter, Chiquita Moultrie-Williams; grandson, Gary Jr.; great granddaughters, Ji'Mya, Londyn, Iyona; and great grandson, James Jr.; brothers, Joedean and Richard; sisters, Claretha, Grace, Genevieve, Evelyn, Beatrice; and her fur babies, Champ and Ryder.
Dorris “Smokey” King leaves to cherish her memory, her love of forty-two years, Vondora; daughters, Jeanette and Vanessa (Greg); grandchildren, Alacia, Rekeish, Destiny, Corey, LaQuita, James, Dynisha, Brittany (Jerod), Andre (Charkevia), Tyra, Karese (James); a host of great-grandchildren; sister, Dosha; godson, Pete (Joyce); special friends, Soundra (Pearl), Dorothy, Pat, Rosie; a host of nephews, nieces, and friends.
Smokey never met a stranger. She lived her life to the COMPLETE fullest. A very warmhearted, sweet and gentle soul to those she loved. Smokey was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and companion. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, cooking, planting vegetables, being the neighborhood candy lady and talking jibber jabber!!! Certain sayings were “How you” and “Hanging in there” as greetings. “BE THERE BABY”, “Outta ya hand come leaping Dan” during a spade game. “Good bread good meat good Lawd let's eat” as a prayer. “Anny panny and another”, “You Dizzle”, “Tell Aunt Mary, to tell Aunt Jane to tell Sally Sue it’s all ova but the shoutin”, “I don’t do all they say I do”, “Get the butta from the duck”, "One thing and two fa sho", "Ain't nuthin in the drug store that will kill you quicker than I will about Von" talking smack to whoever would listen, “The sky is the limit” for motivation and “Your nose clean” before you entered her home. She was the Queen of giving nicknames and would call you by that name only - no matter how silly. She was proud of everyone’s accomplishments, but especially proud of her great grandson, Desmond Moultrie; he is currently a sophomore at Jackson State University, playing football as a running back. Smokey retired from the Industrial Atlantic Cold Storage after twenty plus years. She also worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Smokey was a devoted fan of the following football teams, Florida State University, the Washington Commanders (Redskins), the San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Smokey is a current member of the Community Church M.B. where she was recently baptized.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Dorris King, 11 AM Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Community Missionary Baptist Church, 803 Baker Street. Visitation Friday from 5 – 7 PM at The Soutel Chapel. Interment at Borden Cemetery. Because of the love of her family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr, 904.924.9400.
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