Doris Mae Binford

  • Born: September 21, 1920
  • Died: September 17, 2019
  • Location: Dallas, Texas

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Garland, TX 75041

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Doris Mae Ferguson Binford was born on September 21, 1920 in Dallas, TX, and passed away on September 17, 2019 at the age of 98 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Richard Binford, parents Dave and Edna Mae Ferguson, stepmother Grace Ferguson, 3 siblings, an infant son and granddaughter.
She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and Sam Rodgers of Midlothian,TX; Jimmie and Rick Istre of Dallas,TX; Vicki and Greg Hobbs of Mesquite,TX; Terri and Skip Wickersham of Midlothian,TX; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; sister Rosalind Ferguson; brother David Ferguson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her family home was located on Ferguson Road in Dallas. This roadway was named after her Granddaddy Ferguson and is a busy thoroughfare to this day. After marrying she moved to Laughlin Drive where she and Jim raised their four daughters. Her family history also includes the John Neely Bryan cabin located at Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas. She attended Woodrow Wilson High School, and graduated from Mesquite High School in 1938. She met her husband, Jim at age 16 and they married on July 17, 1939.

Doris worked in a nursery school, and at Woolworths "five and dime" on Elm Street in downtown Dallas. She also worked many years beside her husband in their family business, Ferguson Fence Company also known as Binford Supply Company. She was a gifted seamstress, excellent cook, and loving caregiver. She had the gift of hospitality, and was very active in church activities. She loved and served her Lord, and her family. She shared a very special bond with all of her sisters-in-law. She will be deeply missed, and forever remembered as a loving, faithful wife, mother, and servant for her Lord.

The family requested that memorials be made to Christian Care Moore House and Christian Care Hospice.