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Doris Cook Williams

March 24, 1923 — June 11, 2024

Statesville

Doris Jean Cook Williams, 101, of Statesville, North Carolina, went to be with the Lord at 9:30pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

Doris was born in Rowan County on March 24, 1923, to the late James Albert Cook and Luna Sherrill Cook, and was the youngest of 14 children, all of whom preceded her in death. She was married to Pearl Harbor veteran Charles Brandon Williams, Sr., who passed away on February 17, 2003.

Doris attended D. Matt Thompson High School and Statesville Business College and was employed in the cost accounting department of Kewaunee Scientific Corp. for 27 years. She was a long-time member of Western Avenue Baptist Church. Her favorite pastimes included playing cards and board games, doing crossword puzzles, reading, baking, and traveling. Her poodle, Rowdy, also brought her great joy.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Sandie Cloaninger Shepherd Mueller (Phil), who lives in Denver, NC, her son, Charles Brandon Williams, Jr., who has resided with her in Statesville. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Christopher Scott Cloaninger, Tami Williams, Jason Williams, Misty Minchello, four great-grandchildren, Darryan Finerson-Williams, Amaya Williams, Shianne Williams, Maya Soleil Williams Van Oudenallen, and one great-great-grandchild, Eli CarreonWilliams, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Western Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Jeff Spry officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the church, prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Christopher Scott Cloaninger, Jason Williams, Darryan Finerson-Williams, Andrew Collins, Todd Brown, and Eddie Pitchford.

Per the family request, memorials can be made in the name of Doris C. Williams to Gordon Hospice House, (2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625), or to Mitchell Mack Hospice House, (1325 Mecklenburg Hwy., Mooresville, NC 28115).

The family sincerely thanks all those who gave such wonderful love and care to their mother during these last few months.

Flowers can be sent to Nicholson Funeral Home (135 East Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677), which is honored to serve the Williams family.

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Visitation

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Western Avenue Baptist Church

1206 Museum Rd, Statesville, NC 28625

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Western Avenue Baptist Church

1206 Museum Rd, Statesville, NC 28625

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