Madeline Long Doggett, retired teacher


SLIDELL, La. — Madeleine Long Doggett, 89, a retired teacher, died May 7, 2007, at her apartment in Azalea Estates.  

Graveside services were May 10 at New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune, Miss., with Rev. Pattye Hewitt officiating. A memorial service was held at Azalea Estates on May 11 officiated by Rev. Jerry Hilbun. 

Mrs. Doggett was the widow of the Rev. Blanton Doggett, a minister serving in South Carolina from 1942-1948 and in the Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church from 1948 -1982.

Born in Heidelberg, Miss., Mrs. Doggett graduated from high school in Kossuth, Miss., and from Mississippi University for Women in 1938. She was an elementary school teacher in the public schools of Mississippi for 20 years. Mrs. Doggett served on the Conference Commission of Religion and Race, received an honorary life membership in United Methodist Women, was a member of the Wesley Foundation Board of Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Miss., and was a volunteer in the Laubach Literacy Program. In 1982, the Rev. and Mrs. Doggett retired to his native Kossuth, to live 14 years in his family home. In 1996 they moved to Slidell, to live near their daughter. 

Survivors include: sons, John Doggett of Los Angeles and David Doggett of Philadelphia, Pa.; daughter, Charlotte D. Parker of Slidell, and six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.