Born in Fairfield Road, Carrington Village, Doris attended Carrington’s School.
On leaving school, Doris moved to Cole’s Road, in the same district where she worked with various families in the upscale Belleville, St. Michael district until she retired.
She was never married, nor had any children. Instead, Doris dedicated her life to worship at Bethel Methodist Church.
Apart from being in the church, Ms. King sustained herself by raising livestock.