“It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every person; The living should take this to heart.”
As we gather today amongst friends and family alike, we are all here for the same reason.. to celebrate the life of Ms.Amanda Maria Doublin. Born May 24, 1980 here in Toledo, Ohio to the late Joel E. Doublin Sr and Ernestina C. Vasquez. Amanda was called home suddenly December 5, 2017 at the age of 37. She was a loving mother, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin and friend who was called way too soon. She is preceded in death by her father Joel E. Doublin Sr & brother Michael Allison; she is survived by her children MarKeith Mitchell and MarKwan Doublin, Her mother Ernestina Vasquez, Maternal siblings Fatima Vasquez-Davis & Sonia Vasquez. Paternal siblings includes Joel E. Doublin Jr (Stacey) Jeanne Grant, Dale Doublin (Sandra), Clayborne Allison, Reginald Allison, Daryl Sanders, Flora Patton (Ray), Tamara Doublin, Trina Walker, Julia Townsend (Harvey), James Doublin (Gwendolyn). Special friend Fredrick Douglas and a host of other nieces, nephews, family & friends too plentiful to name.
Although her journey was one of those less traveled it was her own & not to be judged unless you’ve beard the burden of walking it. Let us not dwell on the past but instead bask in the joyful positive memories that we have had with her here on Earth that are locked in our hearts forever, Forget if you can that she ever frowned.. Let us think of the bright smile, big brown eyes, long hair, big earrings, and lips glossed to perfection when we mention her name. Her heart was pure & she loved everyone through all the good times & bad times even more, no matter what. We all have a choice in life & hers was to love BEYOND any reasonable doubt. In return let us properly celebrate her life together because the GIFT of LIFE is what you celebrate… ALL of it… even its end!
“Heavenly Father, remind us each day that of all the gifts you give us the greatest gift is love.. IT is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge, & quick to forgive show patience, empathy & LOVE.