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Doris Marie (Petitt) Williamson


Doris Marie (Petitt) Williamson passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the age of 96. Doris was born in Grand Rapids on June 1, 1923 to Merrill and Sophia Petitt. On June 15, 1946 she married Douglas H Williamson. They resided for a short time in Ann Arbor, MI while Doug received his degree in Dentistry.  Together they raised five sons, Glen, Steven, Philip, Scott and Raymond.   Doris loved her husband, her family, fishing at the cottage and taking road trips with Doug. She was a long-time member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Parnell, MI.  Doris was best known for her beautiful smile, her devotion to her family and her faith, and her kind and loving heart.  Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas and her sons Glen, Scott and Raymond.  She is survived by her sister Jeanne Sloane of The Villiages in Florida, her sons Steven (Andrea) of Kenosha, WI, Philip of Grand Rapids, grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, November 20th from 6:00pm – 8:00 pm at O’Brien Gerst Funeral Home 3980 Cascade Road SE Grand Rapids, MI. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday morning, November 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parnell, MI with a luncheon to follow at the church.  Internment will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

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