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Cherry "Doris" Gump

April 8, 1934 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Cherry “Doris” Bell Gump passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. She was surrounded with love and care from special friends and family. She was a kindhearted, generous soul who loved to serve others.

Doris was born on April 8, 1934 in Wampee, South Carolina.  She graduated from Winthrop College with a degree in Secretarial skills and worked for South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.  She married James Howard Gump and raised two children, Clint and Donna.

She was an active member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church and attended the Mary Martha Class.  Her passion was to serve others and she gave freely from her heart to all who were in need. She was an emeritus member of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary in Fredericksburg, Va. and the Mary Washington Hospital Auxiliary.

In 2013, she moved to Chattanooga, TN to be near her daughter.  She joined Hixson United Methodist Church and was a member of the Sammy Gooden Sunday School Class. She enjoyed being a part of the Greeting Card ministry and attending the Bible Study Fellowship.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Oree Jerome Bell and Reatha Carter Bell; brothers and sisters: O.J., Nelly, Opal, Leathard, H.F. Bell, Clarice Ritter, Joseph Bell, Jerome Bell, Ester Boyd, and Ralph Bell; her husband of 52 years, James H. Gump; and her son, Clint James Gump.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna G. Stofel (Don); grandson, James A. Lilley; sister, Loy Ree Ballam; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves behind many friends, both in Chattanooga and Fredericksburg. A memorial service and visitation will be held in the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home on Friday, December 8, 2023.  Visitation will be at 12:00 pm with the service to follow at 1:00 pm.

The burial service will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 12:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be given to Fredericksburg Baptist Church, Hixson United Methodist Church or the Salvation Army.

Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415, (423) 877-3524, and Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, VA.


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