Three years ago, Doris joined the HealingStrong Community. She was part of the HealingStrong Group meetings, prayer group, and supported an online group in Arizona led by Kay Blackburn. Where Doris made the deepest connections and impact was helping to lead and host Around the Word in 80 Days, an initiative that started a volunteer movement of people from all around the world, all walks of life, all religious backgrounds (and no religious backgrounds). Doris was often one of the first ones on the call, offering to read and pray, and encourage folks who needed a kind word, a listening ear, and a warm smile.

Doris made a difference to so many people. God used Doris in a mighty way, and now we celebrate her dedication to serving our Lord and Savior and leading many people into His Truth through an organization and its community that has provided friendship and great support to Doris from all around the world. All glory to God.

“Doris brought a wisdom and a positive perspective to her HealingStrong group. She always had a humorous way about her that would make everyone smile and laugh. People benefited greatly from her knowledge of scripture and Godly counsel.”

– Kay Blackburn, HealingStrong Group Leader, Arizona

Doris Lenora Walker Ogden

January 12, 1953 - September 7, 2022

Doris Lenora Walker Ogden, age 69 of Whispering Pines passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Doris was born on January 12, 1953 in Washington, DC to the late Nathaniel Walker and Naomi Evans Walker. Doris had a long career with Public Broadcasting Service where she worked as Director of Broadcast Operations. Once moving to Whispering Pines, Doris was employed by First Health Moore Regional Hospital where she worked in Patient Registration and later became a trainer for Epic Healthcare Software. She was a member of Yates-Thagard Baptist Church in Whispering Pines. Doris will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend who had a servant’s heart for helping others. Doris opened her home to many throughout her life and helped them when they needed it. She loved working word games and puzzles. Doris enjoyed spending time at the beach listening to the waves and enjoying the sunset.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Craig Ogden; her son, Nathan Young of Coleman, FL; her sisters: Barbara Carson of Charlotte, NC; Teresa Walker of Upper Marlboro, MD; and Francine Plummer (Joseph) of Seaford, DE; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Rudolph Young; and a sister, Wyomi Evans. Memorial Contributions may be made to HealingStrong.

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  1. Doris was a true blessing to so many of us at HealingStrong. Even through some of her toughest days, Doris would join our Around the Word in 80 Days call and be the one lifting someone else up.

  2. I met Doris 2 years ago when she joined my HealingStrong group when I just started. I was so grateful that she was the first person I didn’t already know who was willing to join my brand new group. I did not really know what I was doing, yet she trusted me to be her leader and supported me when I turned to her for help or advice. We became fast friends. My dear friend Doris brought a wisdom and a positive perspective to our HealingStrong group. She always had a humorous way about her that would make us laugh. I loved it when she led us in prayer as she was able to so eloquently speak encouragement and praise over our group. Doris inspired me, she helped me grow, and made me a better group leader. I will miss our talks and her good advice. Godspeed Doris. You will forever be in our hearts.

  3. Doris taught me how to pray again at a time when I was so overwhelmed. She also taught me the importance of trusting God. She will be dearly missed.

  4. I got to know Doris through Monday morning prayer and Bible study time and through the AW80 readings.
    I always loved to hear her read the Bible during the AW80 evening group! Her voice and annunciation brought the Word so alive to me! She will be missed by me and everyone that knew Doris:)

  5. Doris was so faithful to God and to God’s Word. She was a great woman of God. Her reading of the Bible was always so strong, so beautiful, so perfect, so inspirational. Doris always blessed us with nuggets of her special kind of wisdom. The one I will always remember is when she posed the question: “What would life be like if each day we were only given that for which we were thankful for the day before?” This simple question changed the trajectory of my days. May God bless you, Doris! You are in His glory now!

  6. I also met & know Ms. Doris from Healing Strong’s “Around the Word in 80 Days” Bible reading and Monday Morning Prayer Group on Zoom. She will be missed and I’d like to say what an immense blessing it’s been to hear her read the Bible out loud on Zoom. My heart was truly blessed each time I had the privilege to hear her read or speak.

  7. I was privileged to meet Doris in person on a HealingStrong trip to North Carolina. She was funny and uplifting. I pray comfort over family and friends as they grieve.

  8. Doris always read so beautifully and with such conviction on Around the Word in 80 Days. She was an amazing host who was so encouraging and passionate about the reading. I will remember her fondly and loved her witty sense of humour! I pray for peace for the family has they grieve. With so much love.

  9. When I first joined Around the Word in 80 Days, Doris hosted one week. She had the most beautiful smile and laughter and she was so warm and friendly in welcoming each person as they joined in. At the Monday morning Prayer Group we did the Mark study. Her comments were full of Godly wisdom and maturity, and her prayers were faithful and faith filled. Even though I didn’t know her very well, I loved her. I am grateful for her contribution to my healing and that she is home in heaven with Jesus.
    My prayers are with her husband and family as they grieve their tremendous loss.
    Psalm 116:15 (NKJV)
    Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints.

  10. Doris was an amazing Christian Woman encouraging all who met her. I met Doris through the Healing Strong Monday mornings and then we were both part of the Around the Word from the beginning. No matter what struggles her own life entailed she would always check in and cheer me and others on through our own daily life. I always admired her and couldn’t wait to hear her read the word which she brought to life when she read. Thank you Doris for your constant encouragement and showing us how the love of our Lord and our actions from that is the greatest love of all.

  11. Doris was a strong woman of God, willing to step in and serve. I’ve witnessed her beautiful reading of the word, many times as I joined in for Around the Word in 80 days. She was well loved and cared for and I pray the rest of her family will know what a great legacy she has left with them. That in all times press into the word of God and look to Him in all things.

  12. When I joined my first Around the Word call, I remember listening to Doris read God’s word. For many many nights during those 80 days, she was a reader. Her voice was a comfort to me. She sounded so confident in Our Lord as she read and she made me feel so blessed to be part of that. Praying for her family.

  13. It’s probably weird to have an “online” friend that you have never met in person. Not if you attend Around The Word in 80 Days. She was always there, reading ever so boldly the words of our Father. I was always able to count on her to be there when I lead the week and she always had good things to say. Wisdom and encouragement is what I would associate with her. Thank you for sharing us yourself, Doris!

  14. Doris has had a lasting effect not only on me, but(if I may say)the “Around the Word in 80 days” members. I still vividly recall her soothing commanding voice, and powerful prayers.
    May her family take solace and know that Doris is rejoicing with her beloved Lord , Jesus-Christ!

  15. I was blessed to meet Doris in person with Susan and Suzy. What a lovely day we had. Doris was humble and transparent. She loved the Lord with all her heart. His Word was her life’s manual.
    I loved reading her comments on our Bible studies in the Bible app and when she shared on our Zoom call. I would reach out by text now and then; sending a verse or song and she would respond with encouragement even when she was struggling with pain. I miss her so, but I am filled with joy that we will sing together in Heaven one day and we will both sound fabulous! 🙂
    Much love and prayers for Craig and Doris’ family and friends.

  16. I am new to Healing Strong. I joined the Monday morning bible study late March 2022. There I met Doris online. I really loved her wisdom and deep faith shared during our Bible study session. I also loved her laugh.

  17. I am new to Healing Strong, I never met Doris and I would love to know more about her contributions to broadcasting. I can already tell she must have been a pioneer in her field. May all the lives and hearts she touched remember her through their acts of kindness and generosity to others.

  18. Hello, Craig….It is well. May Jehovah God Almighty protect you and lead you in everything you do. May he comfort you each day that passes by. She is in a good hands. L

  19. Doris was always positive and friendly. Even with my spotty attendance in Around The Word and nothing else, she treated me like a good friend and made me feel wanted, important and included.

  20. It has been a true blessing and honor to call Doris my sister in Christ, my prayer warrior, my inspirational and upbeat friend and partner in humor when we were on Kay’s Healing Strong sessions. I have fond memories of my last conversation with Doris where she led again in a mighty and powerful prayer over the two of us. It filled my heart and soul. She will be dearly missed and celebrated for her outstanding Christian life. What a godly woman ! Blessings Doris – Julia

  21. Doris was such a light for the Lord. It was truly an honor and a blessing to know her. From each encounter I had with Doris, it was clear Jesus was the Lord of her life; I know she is healed and perfectly joyous in His presence right now. The Lord used her so mightily for His kingdom – so grateful I got to witness and experience it!

  22. I was blessed to meet Doris on the HealingStrong zoom prayer time on Monday mornings. She was always uplifting and I loved to listen to her when she would share. She was a beautiful soul and I loved to hear her laugh. She was always so positive even when going through difficult times. She will be dearly missed. My condolences to the whole family and friends. ❤️🙏

  23. I met Doris on the HealingStrong zoom prayer time on Monday mornings. She was always so uplifting and I loved to listen to her when she would share. She was a beautiful soul and I loved to hear her laugh. She was always so positive even when going through difficult times. She will be dearly missed. My condolences to the whole family and friends. ❤️🙏

  24. I’ve only known Doris for one year, meeting her in Kay’s group, however the impact she had on me with her positive attitude and outlook, her trust in God and in His plan, and her ability to pray beautifully will forever be an impact on my life. I have already missed seeing her on Kay’s calls, it will not be quite the same without her caring presence. Blessings to Craig and her family Xxx.

  25. I am so very sad to hear this news. I was a new group leader this year and have attended the Monday morning prayer group where I first met Doris. I loved listening to her share and always encouraging others. She had such a strong faith that really impressed upon me. Also her commitment to being a reader on the Around the Word I enjoyed hearing her read. I will always remember her voice and her kind spirit. My deepest condolences to Doris’s family. God bless.

  26. My grandmother always said to read the Bible aloud “like you mean it!” and Miss Doris did exactly that–her strong faith and conviction shone through every word. She felt like a true leader, through her example and grace. May she rejoice in the loving arms of her Maker!

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