Doris Pitts Dillon Moreno
65, Daphne, Ala.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at the Hughes Funeral Home, located at 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, Ala., for Doris Pitts Dillon Moreno, 65, of Daphne, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 4, the day before her 66th birthday, in Pensacola, Fla. All are welcome to attend and celebrate her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Denson and Eunice Pitts; three sisters, Sue Vidrine, Margaret Pecot and Debbie LeMaire, and two loving husbands, James “Larry” Dillon and Francisco Moreno Jr.
Survivors include her children; Candese Moreno Olan and Antionette Marie Moreno, both of Fairhope, Ala., and Jacqueline Moreno Roland of Hattiesburg; two sons-in-law, Javier Olan and Michael Roland; a host of grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah Parchman of Covington, La., and Donna Fontenot of Ville Platte, La.; two brothers, Larry Pitts of Fairhope, Ala., and Lamar Pitts of Orange Park, Fla.; a host of nieces and nephews; her best friend, Kathy Harvey; and her most favorite companion, Bugsy.
She was born to the late Denson and Eunice Pitts on Nov. 5, 1954, in Laurel. She graduated from Delgado Community College with a degree in accounting. She spent her younger adult years doing accounting for various companies in the oil field industry in and around New Orleans. In 1991, after moving to Columbia, she worked for Carter & Mullings, L&J Construction, culminating her career as the office manager of Singley Environmental. She raised three strong, independent women and encouraged them to pursue a variety of interests.
She was a woman who lived life to the fullest. She rode motorcycles, ATVs and horses. She played fastpitch softball, starting a legacy of catchers followed by her youngest daughter and three of her grandsons. She completed an accounting degree attending night school while raising three children and working full time. She was never bashful about singing karaoke and could cut a rug like no other. Her children and grandchildren will cherish the quilts and afghans handmade by her over the years. She passed these phenomenal skills down to her daughters and granddaughters. She was known by many names such as ma, Dory, momo and maw-maw, but most importantly she was known as our rock, the matriarch of our family, who was always there regardless the need and will be sorely missed.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to Baldwin County Animal Shelter at 15050 County Road 49, Summerdale, AL 36580.