Sumter, SC…Doris Carmella Gennett Haedrich, age 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at her residence.
Doris was born June 13, 1934 in Lynbrook, NY. She was a daughter of the late John Gennett and Madeline Berton Gennett.
Known as Grammie Doe or Big D to those who knew and loved her. A wonderful cook and homemaker, she also helped care for other people’s children. She had a laugh that was unmistakable and a mischievous sparkle in her eye and a smile that lit up a room. She loved jazz and old movies, and was always there to help a friend in need. She ran a tight ship in her house and her yard, and other people’s yards who didn’t know they needed help. She loved her cat Sugar and had a soft spot for all animals. She grew up in Hempstead, NY, lived in Japan, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Greenville and Charleston before settling in Sumter S.C. 54 years ago to raise her four daughters.
She is survived by her four daughters; Linda Thomas and Pamela Headrich both of Sumter, Laura Mayes and her husband John of Vine Grove, KY and Madeline Haedrich and her wife Peggy Pringels of Panama City Beach, FL; five grandchildren, Michael Mayes of Vine Grove, KY, Ashley Thomas of Columbia, SC, Kevin Thomas and his wife Allison of Sumter, SC, Mathew Thomas and his wife Tolli of Ft. Worth, TX and Jaron Smith and his wife Victoria of McDonough, GA and three great grandchildren, Alana Thomas of Sumter, SC, Bonnie Thomas and Presley Thomas both of Ft. Worth, TX.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John Gennett, Richard Gennett and Peter Gennett and one half brother, Ron Berton.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or Alzheimer’s Association Mid-State SC Chapter, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, SC 29202-7044.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.
Bullock Funeral Home Chapel
Tuesday April 24th, 2018
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150
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My heartfelt sympathy is with you and your family during this difficult time. I hope you will allow the resurrection hope to bring you comfort. “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” (John 5:28, 29)
Submitted by Dorothy Stokes on Apr 25 2018 08:38:13 AM
LINDA, SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOTHER PASSING, MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS TIME.
C.FRED & MARTHA CHEWNING
Submitted by C FRED CHEWNING on Apr 25 2018 08:28:36 AM
Doris was a beautiful person inside & out, and I consider myself very fortunate to have been part of her life here in Sumter.
God bless the family during this time of loss, & may memories of Doris’ many antics & comments continue to bring humor & love into our lives!
Submitted by Ron Flax on Apr 24 2018 10:59:24 AM
My prayers are for the Mayes and the Haedrich family. God Bless. Lynn Hudak
Submitted by Lynn Hudak on Apr 23 2018 11:38:35 AM
Laura, So very sorry to hear. Sending my thoughts of comfort in your sadness. Marybeth
Submitted by M. Parsons on Apr 22 2018 10:20:00 AM
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