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In Memoriam: Constance Doo-Kingue

Constance Doo-KingueBeloved TPC member Constance Doo-Kingue entered the Church Triumphant on Feb. 13, 2016.

A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. with a viewing at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary and a reception following in Fellowship Hall.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. at All Faiths Memorial Park, 1390 Park Dr., Casselberry, FL 32707  407-331-1910.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations may be made to cancer or diabetes research or a charity of your choice in her memory.

Marsha Boyle is the deacon in charge of coordinating volunteers to donate dessert items and beverages as well as help with set up, clean up, etc. Please contact her at john_marsha@bellsouth.net or 407-365-6534.

 

Constance Doo-Kingue

Constance Doo-Kingue was born Ruth Constance Ekwe Epanya on March 23, 1933 in Douala, Cameroon. She became a member of Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church with her husband Michel Doo Kingue in 2004. Each of their descendants at one point visited or attended TPC.

Constance Epanya and Michel Doo-Kingue married in Paris, France in 1958. Constance is survived by their eight children: Marie, Philippe, Georges, Sonia, Jean-Christophe, Bernard, Marc and Cecile, and by their seven grandchildren: Yves-Andre, Patrice, Naomi, Yelena, Michelle, Samuel and David. She is as well survived by sisters, brothers and in-laws.

Constance Doo-Kingue happily lived three cultures. Her first was the Cameroonian one where she was baptized and raised until 14. At that age Michel and she became two of the first 100 youth in their country to win the very first scholarships given by France to attend its High Schools because none existed yet in Cameroon. Both did higher education studies, Michel as an engineer and Constance as an administrator and a philosophy teacher.

After the French culture, the USA became Constance’s third culture. At the age of 38 in 1971, she followed Michel to New York with their children when Michel Doo-Kingue was promoted to the United Nations’ headquarters in New York after his years of diplomacy at the UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris.

Michel and Constance Doo-Kingue retired to Florida in 1992 after Michel’s 29 years of service in the United Nations, with 8 years in Paris, France and 21 in New York USA.

Michel Doo-Kingue passed away at 71, March 15, 2005, and Constance Doo-Kingue passed away at 82, February 13, 2016.

 

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