Doris Croson was born to Charles Sims and Zoralee Dorothy Allen Ross on May 23rd 1930. Doris confessed Christ at an early age joining the Mount Haven Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Reverend Womack. In 1970, she joined her father's church, Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. B Ross. Doris became Sunday School Superintendent and Treasurer of St. James MBC, as well as joining the Mother’s Board, helping less experienced Christians in their walk with God.
Doris attended Cleveland Public Schools where she graduated from Central High School. Upon moving to Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Doris met and married Benjamin Croson. Doris was the first black woman trained to do dialysis at University Hospitals. After becoming too ill to work, she went on to mentor and educate her grand children.
Doris was preceded in death by her mother and father, Charles and Dorothy Ross; sister Mildred Pruitt; three children, Anette, Luzette and Myron. Being very fruitful, Doris leaves to mourn two sons; Duane Mark Croson and Christopher Anthony Croson (Teresa); 19 grandchildren, Shawni (Tommie), Mark, Heather, Erica, Jermaine Williams Sr., Alanda (Carlos) Heather, Michael II, Dashella, Alexis (Antione), Christopher ll (Rebecca), Lauren, Nichole, Anntonette, Valerie, Robert, Hattie, Adam, Latasha(Gilberto), Myron(Jerrica) and 29 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, two sisters, Bernice Hill and Evelyne Jackson and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins from Detroit, Michigan and a host of family and friends.