Rosa Lee Jackson, known to most as Doris Marie Lee-Harold, was born Sept. 12, 1948, in Alexandria, Louisiana, to Mary Louise Jackson and Henry Stafford. She passed away on May 10, 2024.

As an infant, Rosa Lee was reared by her Uncle Sherman Lee and his wife, Evelyna Williams-Lee. In 1949, during this transitional period, Rosa’s name was changed to Doris Marie Lee. Se was affectionally nicknamed “Peanut”.

Doris grew up in San Francisco, California, and was baptized at an early age at El Bethel Baptist Church. She graduated from high school in 1966. Two years later, on June 8, 1969, she married Ronald (Ron) James Harold in San Francisco.

In the 1970’s, Doris and Ron owned and operated Lite-N-Lucious, a donut and ice cream shop, in San Jose, California.

As an extremely athletic and competitive person, Doris enjoyed walking and participating in several indoor and outdoor activities. She enjoyed fishing.

On Jan. 10, 1988, Doris became part of the law enforcement community, joining the San Jose Police Department. She annually volunteered to work security for the NAACP’s sponsored Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom Train from San Jose to San Francisco. Doris also mentored high school students through Project Giving Back, a police community program, for which she received the department’s highest Community Policing Award. 

After more than two decades of distinguished service with her law enforcement family, Doris honorably retired on Jan. 24, 2009. 

Doris was extremely creative. She loved to design and make dolls, hats, mugs and t-shirts.  She was also known to have a green thumb, as she loved flowers and plants; however, she was best known for her consistent Lady Luck casino jackpot winnings!

It was Doris’ personal friendship with Lady Luck that netted her a coveted 7-Star preferential gambling status at all Las Vegas and Reno casinos.

In 2014, Doris relocated from San Jose to Vallejo, California, where she remained until her health began to decline.

Doris was preceded in death by her mother Mary Louise Jackson-Turner, father Henry Stafford, Uncle-Daddy Sherman Lee, Auntie-Momma Evelyna Williams-Lee, brother, Ross Hausley, Jr., both maternal and paternal grandparents and daughter, Kym Lynn Harold. She leaves behind, to cherish her memory, three children, Karen L. Harold-Husted, Jason M. Harold (Andrea) and Marcus A. Harold (Julia); seven grandchildren, Ashley M. Sivo-Elamrani, Donovan R. Husted (Brittany), Jared J. Husted, Matthew J. Harold, Jaden Harold, Kaisa Matthew (Ramon) and Evan Harold (Sienna); seven great-grandchildren, Rosalyn E. Husted, Desmond C. Husted, Adriana M Elamrani, Malaya L. Elamrani, Nova Harold, Devin Harold and Maalea J. Harold; her brother Terry Turner (Louisiana); her aunt Evelyn Taylor (Houston, Texas); and two special cousins, Barbara Clark (Oakland, California), and Gracie Lee (San Francisco, California). 

In addition to a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other family members, Doris leaves behind dear friends to cherish her sweet memory: Ozell “Oz” Austin, Ruthie & Lonnie DeWitt, Ben Collins,

Lorraine Mayo, Robbie & Julie Nash, Henry & Marcella Nichols, Joe & Nway McCloskey, Ken Stuart, Gary falls, Hank (deceased), Melda Dangerfield and Michael J. O’Connor.