October 18, 1926 - June 27, 2020
Mrs. Doris Lamb Willis On the beautiful, sunny afternoon of June 27, 2020, Doris Lamb Willis peacefully went to her heavenly home. She had made her home at Pine Shadows Manor, Inc. since July, 2013, after breaking her femur. Graveside services and interment were Monday, June 29th, at 11:00 at Shingler Cemetery. Pastor Gordon Poole read bible verses and sang “Amazing Grace” and Reverend Ronnie Howell gave the service while telling family history. Doris was born October 18, 1926, to the late John Daniel (J.D.) Lamb and Ida Haman Lamb of Damascus Community in Worth County. She was a member of Sylvester Lighthouse Church of God and she attended church services at New Life Tabernacle when she could. She had lived in Worth County for most of her life. Doris enjoyed working in her flower gardens and had a beautiful yard. She loved gospel and bluegrass music and enjoyed playing the piano and singing. She liked to read. She was a wonderful cook and nothing pleased her more than having her family around for a meal. She had a large collection of cook books and would try out recipes and her family would let her know if it was a “keeper” or not. She sewed beautifully and made many of her daughters’ clothes when they were young. Her pretty brown eyes flashed when she talked and smiled. She had such a sweet personality that everyone she met loved her. She was soft spoken and never had a harsh word for anyone. She attended Willis School in Damascus Community along with her future husband, Grafton. She graduated from Albany Technical School with a business degree June, 1971, all the while working at Dairy Queen of Sylvester and at Coats and Clark. She then was secretary-bookkeeper at J. Walter Young Texaco in Sylvester until her retirement in 1980. She became a consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. where she excelled, earning awards and attending the National Convention in Dallas, TX. Grafton and Doris Willis were married for 62 years at his death on October 18, 2010. Their love for each other was obvious in little ways like a smile, a laugh, a hug. Grafton always kissed her goodbye and hello. It was the simple things in life that meant the most to them. They have 6 children who all survive: Vickie W. and Billy Young of Shingler Community; Theresa W. and Bob Vaglienti of Isabella; Wendell G. and Ann Willis of Isabella; Clari W. and Delbert Douglas of Sylvester; Cynthia W. Parrish of Isabella; and Tony D. and Janet P. Willis of Sumner; along with 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a niece Glenda Shiver Birdashaw of Sylvester and many other nieces and nephews; also very beloved cousins who were like brothers and sisters, Ilene Willis Haman, Martha Willis Ricks, and Ray Willis all of Damascus Community. She was predeceased by son-in-law, Larry Parrish May 21, 2017; sisters in law, Vernice F. Shiver, Susie Harris, and Elaine Douglas; brothers-in-law Frank, Wallace and Earl Willis of Florida; and cousins Hugh Willis of Tifton and Floyd Willis of Damascus Community. The family thanks Steve and Joyce Williams and staff of Pine Shadows Manor, Inc. for loving and taking such fine care of her. The family received friends and family before the service. For those desiring, memorials may be made to Margaret Jones Public Library, 205 E. Pope St., Sylvester, GA 31791 or New Life Tabernacle, PO Box 246, Sylvester GA 31791.
Mrs. Doris Lamb Willis On the beautiful, sunny afternoon of June 27, 2020, Doris Lamb Willis peacefully went to her heavenly home. She had made her home at Pine Shadows Manor, Inc. since July, 2013, after breaking her femur. Graveside services... View Obituary & Service Information
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