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.