Jeanetta F. Doby
August 13, 1968 - March 21, 2021
Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Annette Newsome
Marla Keith
Roosrvelt & Shirley Coats
Cynthia L. Troutman
Mayshun
Tijuana Hosea
Richie Turner
Tara Davis
Carlotta Goler
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Calhoun Funeral Home Rockside Road
23000 Rockside Rd.
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
440-232-9758 | Map
Friday 4/2, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lee Memorial AME Church
861 E 105th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44108
2167614447 | Map
Saturday 4/3, 1:00 pm
Visitation: 12:00 p.m.

Jeanetta Doby went home to be with the Lord on March 21, 2021. Her legacy of love consists of 1 adoring and faithful son Nicholas B. Blackshire. She leaves to mourn her passing from this life, her father Mr. Lex Doby (Christine), 4 sisters: Mrs. Karen Robinson (Samuel) of Lyndhurst, OH, Ms. Gloria Wells of …
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Barbara L Singleton left a message on April 7, 2021:
My heartfelt prayers are continuing for Kevin, Connie and the family . Psalm 23, is one of my favorite and I pray that it will always bring you the comfort, peace and reassurance of His Great Love for you that's found in Isaiah 53:4. As your memories and love for GG are forever cherished. love Sis Barbara , 1980's Youth Group at Lee Memorial
Marie F. Augustin left a message on April 6, 2021:
Doby! . You were such a unique soul. Kind quirky and funny. You will be missed.
Charlotte Camp left a message on April 3, 2021:
My condolences goes out to the family. Jeanetta’s efforts for trying to make the Cleveland VA Regional Office a better place to work will be missed but not forgotten. Until we meet again my sister.
Annette Newsome left a message on April 3, 2021:
I am sorry for the loss of your precious sister. May God strengthen you and comfort your hearts. John 14:1-3 Prayers & Blessings,
Sharon Cotton left a message on April 3, 2021:
I had the pleasure of meeting Geegi as she and my son Chaz become very good friends in a short period of time. I could tell that she had a beautiful, & caring spirit. Chaz would often call me and then get a call from Geegi. He would say "Mom, this is Geegi, I'll call you right back", needless to say that did not happen!!! He and Geegi would talk for hours (smile). I will keep the family in my prayers.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Cleo left a message on April 2, 2021:
Condolences to the family of this beautiful woman. I met Jeanetta at the dental office. What a blessing she has been to me in the short time that I have known her. She taught me how to play the lottery. She would often come in and tell me how she had won the lottery. Whenever she came in, it felt like I was in the presence of Royalty. I loved seeing and talking to Jeanetta and am looking forward to seeing her again in heaven💞
Willie Peterson III left a message on April 2, 2021:
A style of her own, exuding glamour and grace, Ms. Doby's presence was never ignored, just enjoyed. Though young in her departure, she fulfilled a federal career in service to the Veteran community and was in excellent fellowship with co-workers; she'll be remembered, she'll be missed.
Jane Wise - aka Janie Boo left a message on April 2, 2021:
Oh Geegi.. my fellow Leo buddy, my friend. How many times did we talk personally and online about things. You will always my my sister from another mother. You used to keep me on my toes to stop me getting depressed and about family and work. You were a trainee first, a friend after and sister at the end. You were human but your actions made you an angel. Diva angel you are. May we meet again in Heaven. God bless you Nick.. if you ever need help please don’t hesitate to ask. Janie Boo
Jane Wise - aka Janie Boo left a message on April 2, 2021:
Oh Geegi.. my fellow Leo buddy, my friend. How many times did we talk personally and online about things. You will always my my sister from another mother. You used to keep me on my toes to stop me getting depressed and about family and work. You were a trainee first, a friend after and sister at the end. You were human but your actions made you an angel. Diva angel you are. May we meet again in Heaven. God bless you Nick.. if you ever need help please don’t hesitate to ask. Janie Boo
Marla Keith left a message on April 2, 2021:
Rest In Heaven
Robert Melton left a message on April 2, 2021:
What a wonderful soul . I have never met anyone with her many special gifts .She had it all brains , beauty , personality , sense of humor , kindness and talent . I hadn't seen Jeanette in years but I met her at the VA when she first started .I am glad that I had the opportunity to meet her and spend time with her . I had never met anyone that every time I saw her I would start to smile instantly because I knew she would say or do something that would make me laugh . May her spirt live on in those that knew and loved her . She completed her earthly purpose in touching so many lives .. Continue your eternal journey you will never be forgotten
Linda Spehar left a message on April 2, 2021:
You were the best coworker and friend that anyone could ask for. You were an angel on Earth and now you are an angel in Heaven. Love you forever!
Roosrvelt & Shirley Coats left a message on April 2, 2021:
In memory of Jeanetta F. Doby, Roosrvelt & Shirley Coats lit a candle
Cynthia L. Troutman left a message on April 2, 2021:
I miss you dearly but God knows best. I am praying for you and the family Nicholas.
Veronica Davis left a message on April 1, 2021:
May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time praying for you Nick and the family. We will miss you cuz .rest well .
Veronica Davis left a message on April 1, 2021:
May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time praying for you Nick and the family. We will miss you cuz .rest well .
Veronica Davis left a message on April 1, 2021:
May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time praying for you Nick and the family. We will miss you cuz .rest well .
Veronica Davis left a message on April 1, 2021:
May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time praying for you Nick and the family. We will miss you cuz .rest well .
Veronica Davis left a message on April 1, 2021:
May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time praying for you Nick and the family. We will miss you cuz .rest well .
James Motley left a message on April 1, 2021:
To Kevin and the Doby family, May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
DANA AUSTIN left a message on April 1, 2021:
Words cannot express my sadness on the loss of Jennetta Doby. She was a DIVA in the best way. She could make laugh out loud. Whatever you needed, she had in her purse. The DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS has lost a true DIAMOND. Soo much to remember and SMILE. RIH.
DANA AUSTIN left a message on April 1, 2021:
Words cannot express my sadness on the loss of Jennetta Doby. She was a DIVA in the best way. She could make laugh out loud. Whatever you needed, she had in her purse. The DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS has lost a true DIAMOND. Soo much to remember and SMILE. RIH.
Debra “Bruno” Mott left a message on April 1, 2021:
With love and deepest sympathy. I hope it gives comfort to know how many lives she touched, and how many love her. I don’t think I have one memory of GG that doesn’t make me smile or laugh. Rest In Peace, beautiful.
Deborah Hall Thomas left a message on April 1, 2021:
I'm so sorry for the loss of GiGi, she was a very loving woman.May God comfort you in this difficult time
Mayshun left a message on April 1, 2021:
Sorry for your loss Nick i appreciate you and your family I hope your mothers beautiful soul rest peacefully
Tijuana Hosea left a message on April 1, 2021:
It was always a pleasure to stop and talk with Jeanetta! The chats always included a hearty laugh about something! She will absolutely be missed! Peace and blessings to the family.
Richie Turner left a message on April 1, 2021:
I passed by her desk on a daily basis before she started to work from home, she'd have conversation about the issues of the day and in turn would find a solution to carry her through. She gave a particular joy to my daily route, she will surely be missed. The route won't be the same without her. My sincerest condolence to the family.
Davetta Thomas left a message on April 1, 2021:
Doby my girl. From the first day I entered into the VA family she was my family. She took me under her wing and helped me get thru. She could convince anyone to join any club. You will truly be missed. Your enthusiasm, smile and constant joy keeps me from crying.
Tara Davis left a message on April 1, 2021:
My condolences to the Nick and the family.
Marie A. Coward left a message on April 1, 2021:
Geegi, I am going to miss you so much, All the good times we had doing the hot dogs sales, Christmas parties and most of all i will miss your beautiful smile RIP my Queen. My condolences go out to the family praying for healing.
Carlotta Goler left a message on April 1, 2021:
In memory of Jeanetta F. Doby, Carlotta Goler lit a candle
Lea Thompson left a message on March 31, 2021:
Geegi, I will surely miss you, your beautiful smile, and spirit. Respectfully submitted Lea
Allen Morris left a message on March 31, 2021:
I love you so much Geegi my heart is so heavy right now you were so supportive when mama passed away I will always cherish the memories we have shared throughout the years fly high cuzzz love you
Allen Morris left a message on March 31, 2021:
I love you so much Geegi my heart is so heavy right now you were so supportive when mama passed away I will always cherish the memories we have shared throughout the years fly high cuzzz love you
Allen Morris left a message on March 31, 2021:
I love you so much Geegi my heart is so heavy right now you were so supportive when mama passed away I will always cherish the memories we have shared throughout the years fly high cuzzz love you
Cheri Smith left a message on March 31, 2021:
My heart breaks for the loss of such a beautiful person. Jeannetta always had a kind word, welcomed everyone with her smile, cared for those around her and went above and beyond without ever being asked to do so. She always made me feel welcome at VA events and groups. I know she took extra special care of Will while doing her very best job for the VA each and every day. I will cherish the memories and take comfort in knowing you are with God, shining bright and watching over us. Dance on girlfriend, I'll meet you on the dance floor soon enough xoxoxoxo
Dave Stillman left a message on March 31, 2021:
I always called her J-Dob!! We met when the VA had just opened the call center and I would say we were friends from the very first few days. She was always (in my experience) such a joy to talk to, with quick wit and 99% of our conversations resulted in smiling and laughter. I have remarked to several others since hearing of her passing, that she was always very nice and very sweet to me, and I have never forgotten her kindness, nor will I. Until we meet again J-Dob...rest in peace ❤❤❤
Therese MaDonald left a message on March 31, 2021:
In my life you brought happiness and joy. You, GG, made me laugh. Your ever optimistic outlook had a profound effect on me. You never ceased to amaze me. You were a gift from God in my life and I know you’re with The Lord. While we mourn your absence in our lives, Heaven, is having a concert and you’re the main attraction. I love you and I miss you immensely.
Therese MaDonald left a message on March 31, 2021:
In my life you brought happiness and joy. You, GG, made me laugh. Your ever optimistic outlook had a profound effect on me. You never ceased to amaze me. You were a gift from God in my life and I know you’re with The Lord. While we mourn your absence in our lives, Heaven, is having a concert and you’re the main attraction. I love you and I miss you immensely.
Tempia Lucas left a message on March 31, 2021:
I know that there are no words that can ease the pain. Just want the family to know that I am praying for God to comfort you all in your time of need. May you feel God peace surround you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Niccole Bowles left a message on March 31, 2021:
My sincere condolences to the family, my GG, I will miss, our late, and I do mean late night chats, on the phone, thanks for helping me to understand what was going on with my hubby and how you was there for me when no one else was and you just kept telling me keep the faith and keep praying. YOU TAUGHT ME HOW TO PRAY! NOW I HAVE NO WORDS! I LOVE YOU MY GG! REST EASY! IS ALL I CAN SAY! I will listen to some Prince for you though! lol!
Wendell & Cocoa Jordan left a message on March 31, 2021:
I going to miss you, my dear sweetest friend, words can't express how I feel right now. Myself and Cocoa sending our condolences and prayers to Nick and the rest of the family
Candice Cole left a message on March 31, 2021:
Janetta aka GG aka Ginger. You are adored my friend, loved and favored. You will surely be missed. God wanted His angel back. I thank Him and Nick for sharing you with us. You always made me feel so welcomed, you made us all smile and made us all glad to be in your presence. Your legitimate "soul food" food from your soul, just because... not for anything special was a favorite of many. Thank you for always leading a good classy celebration and making sure anyone, anyone, who wanted to be apart of "it" was! Doby, my GG, I love you, I miss you, and I will surely tell "baby doll" all about you. Rest peacefully friend. Candice Cole
Candice Cole left a message on March 31, 2021:
Janetta aka GG aka Ginger. You are adored my friend, loved and favored. You will surely be missed. God wanted His angel back. I thank Him and Nick for sharing you with us. You always made me feel so welcomed, you made us all smile and made us all glad to be in your presence. Your legitimate "soul food" food from your soul, just because... not for anything special was a favorite of many. Thank you for always leading a good classy celebration and making sure anyone, anyone, who wanted to be apart of "it" was! Doby, my GG, I love you, I miss you, and I will surely tell "baby doll" all about you. Rest peacefully friend. Candice Cole
Brenda L. Thompson left a message on March 31, 2021:
In memory of Jeanetta F. Doby, Brenda L. Thompson lit a candle
Brenda L. Thompson left a message on March 31, 2021:
She worked at the Federal Building downtown Cleveland, OH and we would pass each other in the hallway and speak to each other all the time. He smile just made my day. Very pretty and bubbly. R.I.P. Angel.
Russell Van Liew left a message on March 31, 2021:
My condolences to the family, you are in my prayers.
Michelle "Stroupster" Stroup left a message on March 31, 2021:
Our world will never be the same without our Jeanetta. She gave so much of herself, and has made such a positive impact on others in her short life. We will miss her so much. Of course the greatest legacy is her son, Nicholas . My deepest sympathy is with you, Nick, and with the rest of your family. Hold on to the wonderful memories, and know that your Mom will always be our angel...watching over us all from Heaven, as she did here on earth. May God ease your pain and bring you peace..
Rob Carlis left a message on March 31, 2021:
My deepest condolences
Rob Carlis left a message on March 31, 2021:
My deepest condolences
Rob Carlis left a message on March 31, 2021:
My deepest condolences
Carolyn Goings left a message on March 31, 2021:
It was a privilege to get to know you better when we were in Baltimore a few years back and I cherish the conversations we had about our mother and children. Your energy, positivity and strength is something i will always remember. You are loved and will be missed.
Sha Wherry left a message on March 31, 2021:
My Condolence to her family--I met Jeanetta about 10 years ago and she was always the bright light in the room-I enjoyed every second partying with her. Every event she hosted was A1-she will be missed dearly.
EJ Kasunick left a message on March 31, 2021:
Good Bye Geegi, You are truly one remarkable soul!!
Alicia Reid left a message on March 31, 2021:
Geegi I will miss you so much... I'm thinking back on all your words of wisdom and humor. I will miss you greeting me in the tone that was uniquely yours and me yelling Diva. I will always remember you checking up on me and reaching out to me, when I felt I was all alone. You always had an encouraging word to share like a big sister. Your humor no one can match, you had such a way with words, you could not help but laugh even in a serious moment. You always put other people needs before your own. You truly displayed a servant's heart for people and always rose to the occasion to lend a helping hand. I can hear God saying now, "Well done my good and faithful servant". I will miss you my friend and sister. Forever in my heart and praying for your family, especially Nick. Rest in peace God's angel.
Alicia Reid left a message on March 31, 2021:
Geegi I will miss you so much... I'm thinking back on all your words of wisdom and humor. I will miss you greeting me in the tone that was uniquely yours and me yelling Diva. I will always remember you checking up on me and reaching out to me, when I felt I was all alone. You always had an encouraging word to share like a big sister. Your humor no one can match, you had such a way with words, you could not help but laugh even in a serious moment. You always put other people needs before your own. You truly displayed a servant's heart for people and always rose to the occasion to lend a helping hand. I can hear God saying now, "Well done my good and faithful servant". I will miss you my friend and sister. Forever in my heart and praying for your family, especially Nick. Rest in peace God's angel.
Vanetta J. Jamison left a message on March 31, 2021:
My prayers and thoughts are with the family of Jeanetta. I will forever remember her kind and giving heart, remarkable personality, and loving spirit. Rest in peace my sister.
Carolyn Frink left a message on March 31, 2021:
I offer my prayers to Jeanetta's family, especially to her son. I remember her work with the Employee's Association and how passionate she was about making sure everyone enjoyed themselves at the annual holiday party. She will be missed by everyone her spirit touched. I pray the peace and comfort of Jesus Christ will overshadow and strengthen her family through these difficult days and in the days to come.
Ayofemi Nicole Terrence left a message on March 31, 2021:
My sweet friend! I'm gonna miss you Diva! I've learned so much from you over the years, even the right lipstick shade to wear! Gonna miss sharing recipes, Great MOM ideas, and you pointing out how knock kneed and pigeon toed I am! LOL Love you girl! Rest in the Arms of God xoxo
Delphinia Squire left a message on March 31, 2021:
I will always remember your bubbly personality and your very beautiful singing Voice. I will miss you immensely! Rest in Paradise QUEEN!
Deane Walker-Ferebee left a message on March 31, 2021:
Doby will be unmistakably be missed. She was such a bright light of love to her son and the VA. I will truly miss you sister. I know she is singing for Jesus ❤️
Larisa Williams left a message on March 30, 2021:
Rest up baby girl! I am so heartbroken but earth has no sorrow heaven can’t heal! Love you Geegi, sending condolences and prayers to Nick and family
Rosetta S Mack left a message on March 30, 2021:
Rest in Paradise Queen Your Grace will be missed and your smile
Andrea Freeman left a message on March 30, 2021:
RIP my friend.
Bryan Davis left a message on March 30, 2021:
I have known Jeanetta since 1988. She has always been a very good friend since we met. Jeanetta has always been there to help me get through rough times. We were always there for each other, and I miss her so much. She always made me smile and happy, and I enjoyed being with her. I will love her forever. I want to send my condelences to the entire Doby Family. May GOD comfort and hold all of you close in your time of need.
Chaplain left a message on March 30, 2021:
Thank you Gee for allowing me to be your pastor. You gave me the greatest gift one could give a pastor, your trust. You will remain in memories and heart. I am honored that allowed me the opportunity to serve you and your family. Tic-Tac-Toe will always have special meaning for me. Nick, you and your family will remain in prayers. May the peace of God comfort your hearts and mind and fill you with peace.
Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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