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Doris Ann Land, 76, Bridge City

Doris Ann Land, 76, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on June 27, 2024, at UTMB in Galveston. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Pastor Jason Burden of First Baptist Church in Nederland. A private family burial will follow services. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on August 24, 1947, she was the daughter of Allen Richards and Wessey Lewis Richards. Mrs. Doris Ann Land, a beloved pillar of strength, left behind a legacy of love and kindness will forever be cherished by those who had the privilege of knowing her. She lived a life rich in faith, family values, and selflessness to her community. Doris was not just a matriarch; she was the heart and soul of her family. Her grandchildren affectionately called her "Ammaw," a testament to the special bond she shared with them. Her unwavering faith and devotion to her family defined her existence, and she served as the glue that held them together through thick and thin. A dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Nederland, Doris's commitment to her beliefs shone brightly in every aspect of her life. She embodied compassion and generosity, never hesitating to lend a helping hand to those in need. Whether through her volunteer work as a firefighter, or with the Bridge City and Orange County Police Departments, and also with Emergency Medical Services, Doris touched countless lives with her selfless actions. In addition to her remarkable acts of service, Doris was known for her creative spirit and varied interests. She found joy in crafting beautiful art through painting and ceramics, indulged in the culinary arts through cooking and baking delicious treats, and expressed her seamstress talent through sewing. Her passion for shopping was evident to all who knew her, earning her the endearing title of a "shopaholic". As we mourn the loss of Doris Ann Land, we also celebrate the vibrant life she lived and the profound impact she had on everyone fortunate enough to cross paths with her. Her memory will continue to inspire kindness, generosity, and unwavering faith in all who were touched by her boundless love. She is preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Wessey Richards; and her sister, Martha Jane. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Rickey Land; her daughters, Chance Chatagnier and husband, Nolen of Nederland, Tiffaney Jackson and husband, Charles of Midlothian, and Dannette Henley and husband, Chris of Royal Oak, Michigan; her son, Buddy Land and wife, Helon of Orange; her grandchildren, Mandy Thompson and husband, Michael, Brook Allen Chatagnier, Ashley Jackson, Brittany Snodgrass and husband, Michael, Claire Henley, Robbie Henley, Jack Henley, Mackenzie Land, and Kelsey Land; her great-grandchildren, James Thompson, Cole Thompson, Liam Thompson, and Charlie Snodgrass; her extended family, Julie Walker, Bobby Walker, Shiloh Walker, Andrea Watkins, Jason Watkins, Matthew Watkins, and Jerod Watkins; and numerous other loving family members and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Buddy Land, Nolen Chatagnier, Charles Jackson, Chris Henley, Brook Chatagnier, and Jack Henley. Honorary pallbearers are Robbie Henley, Michael Thompson, and Michael Snodgrass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Breast Cancer research at The American Cancer Society.


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