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In Memory of

Mary Jane Dokes

January 2, 1923 - August 30, 2016

Obituary


Mary Jane (Summers) Dokes, 93, of Reading, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, August 30, 2016, surrounded by her family.

She was the loving wife of the late Charles Henry Dokes. Born in Gilbert, S.C., on January 2, 1923, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Myrtle A. (Wheeler) Summers and mother of the late Morris Summers.

She was a faithful member of Bethel A.M.E. Church on W. Windsor St., where she was on the Senior Usher Board, #1 Chaplain, a member of the Lay...

Mary Jane (Summers) Dokes, 93, of Reading, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, August 30, 2016, surrounded by her family.

She was the loving wife of the late Charles Henry Dokes. Born in Gilbert, S.C., on January 2, 1923, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Myrtle A. (Wheeler) Summers and mother of the late Morris Summers.

She was a faithful member of Bethel A.M.E. Church on W. Windsor St., where she was on the Senior Usher Board, #1 Chaplain, a member of the Lay Organization and past president of the Stewardess Board.

She was a member of the American Legion, George Washington Carver Post #962, a past president and past treasurer of the Golden Leaf Club and a member of the Berks Rod and Gun Club.

Left behind to cherish her memory are two daughters, Diane (Summers) Moore, wife of Andrew S. Moore, of Reading, and Myrtle J. Dokes, of Reading; five grandchildren: Anthony, Jonathan, Carl, Cheryl and Gloria; 17 great-grandchildren: Marcel, Tristan, Danika, Alexander and Cameron Moore, Darnell, Keisha and Teanna Dokes, John Jr. and Amaya Dokes, Jamel, Jasmine and Cynthia Stevenson, Alex Allen, Carlos Scaggs, Morgan and Trinity Graham; four great great-grandchildren, Mia, Matthew and Aaliyah Dokes and Lorenzo Lyde and daughter-in-law, Sarah Summers, wife of the late Morris Summers of Florence, S.C.

Also surviving are three sisters: Beatrice Summers, of Gilbert, S.C.; Thessalonia Cook, of Gilbert, S.C.; and Yvonne Watson, of Leesville, S.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Mary Jane is predeceased by a sister, Myrtle (Summers) Page and three brothers, Herman, Norman and George Summers.

Home Going services for Mary Jane will be on Friday, September 9, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in her home church, Bethel A.M.E. Church, 330 W. Windsor St., Reading, PA 19601. Family and friends will be received in the church on Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading.

Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, Reading, is entrusted with the arrangements.