Doris Elaine Williams

May 05, 1931 - April 01, 2020

Doris Elaine Williams

May 05, 1931 - April 01, 2020


Doris Elaine Fowler Williams, 88, of Tulsa OK passed away on April 1, 2020.  Viewing will be Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 9 Am to 4 PM.

Doris was born on May 5, 1931, in Tulsa, OK, to Walter L. Fowler and Modie B. Fowler.  She attended Dunbar Elementary School, Carver Junior High School and graduated from Booker T Washington High School in 1949.  Doris earned a Bachelors of Science from Houston Tillotson University in Austin TX in 1953, majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Math and was also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.  While attending school in Austin she met the love of her life, Charles A. Williams and on February 15, 1955 they wed.  Charles and Doris were married for 56 years before he preceded her in death, on August 10, 2011.

Doris worked at Hillcrest Medical Center for 38 years as a Laboratory Technician.  She was instrumental in training several of the newly hired techs; teaching them to be compassionate as they attended to their patients.

Doris Elaine was a life-long member of Morning Star Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and was baptized at the age of 10 by the late Rev. T. O. Chappelle Sr., the first person he baptized after becoming the pastor.  Throughout her life she was active in the church’s radio program, worked in the church office, and served as a Deaconess.

She was preceded in death by her parents Walter L. & Modie B. Fowler, her loving husband Charles A. Williams Sr., her brothers Vernon Fowler & L.V. Patterson, and sons Walter R. “Reggie” Williams & Charles A. Williams Jr.

Survived by 7 children: Vicki L. Crawford-Bias, Odel Crawford (Catherine), Falina M. “Doll” Thomas, Antonio “Tony” Dancer, Teresa E. Williams, LaVarene R. “Chelle” Williams, Janet F. Chappelle (Dale); 2 sisters: Velva M. Winbush,  LaVarene D. Hilliard, and sister-in-law Violet J. Patterson; 14 grandchildren: Vanessa Crawford, Reginald D. “Reggie” Williams (Cheryl), James W. “Waynie” Thomas (Trena), Kenya D. Thomas, Michael L. Williams (Vanessa), Tozyea` E. Williams, Carlis A. “Tony” Williams (Shawnesha), LaTasha N. Kyle, Ashanti Crawford, Te`Kreshiana L. “Kia” Williams, Terrance A. “Terry” Thomas, Reginald T. “Troy” Williams, Pharren Crawford, Charles M. Thomas (Jaylyn); 23 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; 1 great-great-great grandchild  and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.



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5 responses to Doris Elaine Williams

  1. You will always be my mother-in-law You taught me so much on how to be a woman and a mother. Will miss you. Love forever Carolyn

  2. S. Hitchye says:

    My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  3. My heart still aches for this family loss!

  4. Mommy, I miss you so much. You are & always will be the best Mother God could have given any child. I am glad it was me that he chose for you & you for me. Words cannot express all the love & feelings I have for you. Your home now & resting. Kiss Daddy for my, I miss him so much as well….God is good & faithful……….Love from here to eternity your baby

  5. I just found out today that my sweet old friend had gone to be with the Lord. She was a good and faithful servant to Lord. She was also a spitfire friend. She was so much fun and I still contend that no. One could make a better BBQ brisket. Rest In Peace Doris Elaine. 🙏Love you, Shirley Verby

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