Cecelia Rose Doaks

August 26, 1940 ~ December 4, 2021 (age 81)


Ms. Cecelia Rose Doaks was born August 26, 1940, in Pascagoula Mississippi to Elizabeth and Thomas Love. The family moved to South Bend Indiana in 1946 where she graduated from Central High School in 1958. Cecelia was employed at Roach-Appleton Manufacturing Company for many years, where she served in numerous roles during her tenure before she eventually retired.

Cecelia was a devoted Catholic and was a faithful lifelong member of Saint Augustine's Catholic Church.

Cecelia Rose Doaks, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, great-grandmother and friend, was called home on December 4, 2021, at the age of eighty-one. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Cecelia (Joseph) Love, her father, Thomas Elliott Love, and brothers Peter Wright Love and Edmond Joseph Love.

She leaves fond memories:

Sons – Anthony (Catherine) Doaks, Bernard (Gwendolyn) Doaks, and Marcus Doaks

Brother - Thomas Love

Sister - Madalyn Love

Grandchildren - Lamont Doaks, Porsha Doaks, Chynna Doaks, Diondre Doaks, Alex Doaks, Alexis, Doaks, Dierra Doaks, Kennedy Dubose

Great grandchildren - Maliyha Lockett, Malik Darden, Dakota Hamilton, Peyton Hubbard


I would like the memory of me

To be a happy one.

I’d like to leave an afterglow

Of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo

Whispering softly down the ways,

Of happy times and laughing times

And bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve

To dry before the sun

Of happy memories that I leave

When life is done.

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24 Hour Viewing
December 14, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Augustine's Catholic Church
1501 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN 46601

Funeral Mass
December 14, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Augustine's Catholic Church
1501 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN 46601

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