Doris C. Haedrich



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.
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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.