Doris Anne Williams passed away on August 1, 2019 at her home in Youngsville, NC with her daughter Cindy and her granddaughter Katie by her side.
Doris was born on June 18, 1936 in Allentown, PA to Rudolph and Emma Unger. She and her older sister Anita shared a special bond and were very close throughout their lives. Doris married Carl Edward Williams on August 6th, 1966 in Allentown, PA.
They lived the majority of their marriage in Bethlehem, PA before relocating to Youngsville approximately fifteen years ago. Doris was a natural born caretaker and served her husband and her family well for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and reading. She also had quite the sweet tooth – especially for chocolate ice cream! Doris was also an active member of Bethany Wesleyan Church in Danielsville, PA and Faith Baptist Church in Youngsville, NC for several years where she participated in various Sunday school classes and women’s Bible studies. In her later years, she developed a surprising affection for Katie’s puppies. Zebadiah, Angus and Whiskey were her best buddies whom she was constantly spoiling rotten with treats.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents Rudolph and Emma, her husband Carl, her sister Anita, and her oldest grandchild Jennifer. She is survived by her three children and their spouses – Richard Issermoyer and his wife Maribeth of Breinigsville, PA; Cindy Garrison and her husband Drew of Youngsville, NC; and Carla Karboski and her husband Ronald of Macungie, PA. She is also survived by her six grandchildren and their spouses, as well as her four great grandchildren –Joshua and Ali Issermoyer and their son Chase, Angela LoBaido, Katie Evans and her husband Trey, Bernadette and Greg Massey and their son Jacob, Marina LoBaido, Veronica Karboski, and Jennifer’s children, Lydia and Kaden. We must also mention the friends that became family that she leaves behind. Brenda and Woody Solomon’s friendship was special and it was cherished. Whenever this foursome was together the room was full of love and laughter.
Doris’ life was filled with physical pain and challenges but we have assurance that she is now fully healed and in the presence of her Savior. We are clinging to His promises of eternal life and eternal healing during this time of mourning and we hope you will too.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believed in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back to take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:1-3
Per Doris’ request, there will be no funeral services. Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, NC will handle all local arrangements but she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Carl, at Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Allentown, PA. There will be a small graveside burial service with family only.
Our family would like to thank all who have reached out with kind words and helping hands over the past several months. We would especially like to thank Transitions Life Care for the exceptional care and support they have provided to our “Mom” and “Grammy” as well as to our family.
In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made to their organization in Doris’ memory. Online donations may be submitted at https://transitionslifecare.org/donate/.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest. (919) 556-5811
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