Douglas dies at 82 from pancreatic cancer at at Baton Rouge General Hospital, near her home in Zachary, Louisiana. Douglas’ death is confirmed by her niece-in-law, Charlene Smith. Smith confirms that the actress was definitely 82 years old at the time of her death, not 81 like some sources have announced:
She was 82. She’s going to haunt me for that … (She was a) very good Christian lady. We all loved her.Whenever she gave presents, they always came with (passages) from Scripture.