- May 28, 2021
Jan Ellen Doak
Jan Ellen Doak passed away unexpectedly at 71 years of age in Greenville, SC on December 12, 2022, from complications of the flu and ARDS.
Jan was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on May 3, 1951, the daughter of the late Victor and Helen Phillips. She was a chatty gal who loved to dance and pal around with her older sister Gail Phillips (Dandelion Oquitadas) at Lynch Park. She loved being a big sister to Nancy (Nichols) and her baby brother Johnny. Jan graduated from Beverly High School in 1969 and began her search for peace and truth. Attracted to the hope of a united world she tried becoming a hippie and even attended Woodstock. Jan soon found the path she was seeking and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on December 19, 1970. Jan remained steadfast in her beliefs until her death.
Jan welcomed her daughters Celeste Carter (Gowens) in June of 1977 and Sarah Carter (Stone) in October of 1978. She raised her beloved girls successfully as a single parent and gained tremendous support and friendship from her in-laws Arthur and Karen Carter, her sons-in-law Terry Stone and Adrian Gowens, and the congregations in Peabody and Gloucester, MA, Salem, NH and Dexter, ME. Jan married the kind and hardworking David Richard Doak on June 12, 1993, and happily inherited his eight children, Danny, Billyray, Deean, Melanie, Laurie, Trudi, Jody and Chris, becoming Grammy Jan to eighteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Dave and Jan enjoyed their later years together as full-time ministers in Palm Coast, Florida until David’s death on December 23, 2010. Jan continued to stay busy in her ministry and by volunteering at the Daytona Beach Assembly Hall.
Jan fell asleep in death peacefully, knowing that God’s promise of an earthly resurrection would soon be realized, and she would be with her loved ones in a peaceful and united world. Acts 24:15,16; Psalm 37:11.
Jan recently moved to Greenville, SC to be near her daughter Celeste and her grandson, Trace Carter Gowens. She often said enjoying and caring for Trace felt like she was living in a dream. Sadly, this time was cut short. Jan fell asleep in death peacefully, knowing that God’s promise of an earthly resurrection would soon be realized, and she would be with her loved ones in a peaceful and united world. Acts 24:15,16; Psalm 37:11.
The memorial service will be held on January 14, 2023, on Zoom at 4:00 P.M. EST Meeting ID: 850 5718 4907 Passcode: 752386