OBITUARY: Doris Ellen Addison McNew


Mrs. Doris Ellen Addison McNew of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022, she was 83 years old.

Doris was born in Carbondale, IL, and was the daughter of the late, Henry Clarence Addison and Edith Irene Webb Addison.

She attended Tulip Grove Baptist Church. Doris enjoyed cooking and had a catering business for years. She also had a green thumb and loved gardening. She enjoyed attending country music tapings and shows where she was able to meet and form friendships with many country music stars. She was affectionately known as the “Cookie Lady”. However, her children and grandchildren, who called her “Grammy”, were her greatest treasures.

She enjoyed hosting meals and playing Mexican Train Dominoes with her family. She and her husband, Ray were fortunate enough to travel to many exciting places. They shared 57 years of marriage together before he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her siblings, Barbara Jean Terry and Clarence Lavern Addison.

She is survived by:
Children – Richard (Jeanelle) McNew, Teresa McNew, Rita (Gary) Malugin, and Thomas (Crystal) McNew
Brother – Larry Dale Addison
Grandchildren – Steven Foster, Jennifer Iddings, Melissa Zoellick, Tiffany Brown, Tiffany Clement, Rebecca Johnson, Hillary Malugin, Elizabeth Usmiller, and Hailey Christian
Great-grandchildren – Christopher Messick, Nathan McNew, Jarred Messick, Nicholas Iddings, Ashley Foster, Dalton Tomlinson, Kayleigh Foster, Gibson Fox, Teagan Brown, Dean Fox, Teclan Brown, Emma Usmiller, and Briley Zoellick
Great-great grandchild – Matthew Messick

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Gerald Bontrager and Larry Addison officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to service time Tuesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the Shriners Hospitals for Children.


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