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Jessie Ellen Houston Doody

Memorial for Jessie Ellen Houston Doody

Born in Austin, Texas on Oct. 31, 1951
Departed on Feb. 17, 2010 and resided in Indianapolis, IN.
Visitation: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010
09:00 am - 6:00 pm
Service: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010
11:00 am
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
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Sometimes the rewards for our hard work are not always received until we go to heaven and receive our golden crown – Jessie Ellen Houston Doody.

Jessie Ellen Houston Doody, 58 peacefully made her earthly transition unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Jessie was born to loving Christian parents Mr. O. C. Houston, Sr. and Mrs. Lue Etta Foster Houston on October 31, 1951 in Austin, Texas. She was their fourth and youngest child.

Jessie was a dedicated wife and a proud and selfless mother to her daughter. She had a lifelong passion, unwavering devotion and loyalty to Jesus Christ her savior. This contagious passion was evident to all who met her. She had the propensity to spread laughter, joy and encouragement. Jessie's prayer requests were simple - health, wealth and happiness for me and my family. She leaves behind an abiding legacy in her daughter Jetté, who is forever grateful for her mother's pride, selfless sacrifices, unconditional love and amazing friendship.

In youth, Jessie was baptized at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. J. H. Washington. Jessie was a dedicated member and active in the church's Starlight Band, Sunday school, Baptist Training Union and Youth Choir. Her love of lifting her beautiful voice to sing gospel hymns stems from her early experiences at Greater Mount Zion.

Jessie was an exceptionally smart woman who graduated as valedictorian from the original L. C. Anderson High School in 1969, where she was an active band member and drum majorette. She received a full scholarship to Vanderbilt University but opted to attend the University of Texas at Austin and St. Phillips College in San Antonio, Texas. After college she served her country faithfully for eight years in the United States Marine Corps receiving an honorable discharge.

Jessie's memory is cherished and treasured by her husband of eighteen years, Michael Doody, devoted daughter Jetté Faith Momant, mother Lue Etta Houston, one brother O. C. Houston, Jr. (Ernestine), two sisters, Beverly Houston Piper, Beatrice Houston Smith (Donald), loving supportive uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, endearing cousins and many friends.

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