Doris Ann Woolard

March 16, 1949 - March 7, 2023
Doris Ann Woolard

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Doris Ann (Smith) Woolard, a resident of Washington, NC passed away at her home on Tuesday March 7, 2023 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday March 10, 2023 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington with Eddie Bowen and Reggie Braziel officiating.

Doris Ann was born on March 16, 1949 in Washington, NC to the late Marvin (Sr.) and Lorraine Smith. On June 8, 1969, she married Wiley Marshall Woolard, who survives. She was a 1967 graduate of Washington High School where she was a majorette and a 1969 graduate of Peace College. She worked with the State of North Carolina, Production Credit Association and Tideland Mental Health. Over various times in her life she worked with her parents in their family businesses Smith Brothers Grocery and Giant Discount Stores. She was a member of Old Ford Church of Christ where she belonged to the women’s circle before her health declined.

Doris Ann is survived by her husband Wiley, their three children Doug Woolard and wife Kelly, Marsha Young and husband Shane, and Ashley Woolard whom she worried about even as they became adults. Her beloved six grandchildren who affectionately called her Nanny, Katelyn Woolard, Jacob Young, Sidney Young, Payton Woolard, Parker Woolard and Pressley Woolard. She is also survived by her brother Marvin Smith Jr, special caregiver Volina Tyson and several cousins.

Like her Mother, Doris Ann was gifted in ceramics, where her work will be remembered by her family especially at Christmas time which she loved and made sure all of her family had special ones which she did with all holidays.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Grand Central Station P.O. Box 4777 New York, NY 10163 US.

Graveside

Friday, March 10, 2023
11:00 AM

Oakdale Cemetery

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  • March 29, 2023
    Jimmy & Jennifer Hardison says:
    Thinking of you all during this great loss of your Dear Mother. Prayers for the comfort of our loving Heavenly Father to be with each of you now & the days to come.

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    Rob Southern says:
    Ashley and family. My sincere condolences. Your mom certainly was a strong and courageous woman. Sending prayers and blessings.

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    Sandra Payne says:
    I do not know this young lady I just wanted to say what a beautiful picture I see of her.

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    Scott Hammonds says:
    Good Bless!

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    Jacob Mattley Young says:
    I Love You. I Miss You. I Hope You Are At Peace And Finally Free Of Your Pain.

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    JoAnn B. McCullough says:
    To the Smith and Woolard Family; I’m saddened to hear Doris Ann Woolard has pass. She truly was a wonderful person. I have very fawn memories of the times I spent working at “Smith Brothers Grocery” in Washington on 3rd Street and also with Doug during his early years in school. May your family be comforted to know she is resting and is at peace. With Sincere Sympathy, JoAnn Bryant McCullough

  • March 08, 2023
    Ceresy and George says:
    We have special memories of you all growing up in Ridgewood, running around and having so much fun with Todd and Clay. Hugs from George and Ceresy

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    Delphia Williams says:
    I am so sorry to here about the loss of your love one. May god be with you all at this time of need, sending prayers your way.

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    Marilyn Willard Hale says:
    I am so sorry about Doris. May God bless and comfort all of her family as only He can is my prayer.

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    Marion Alligood says:
    My sympathy goes out to Doris Ann's family. I have fond memories of our high school band times. We were majorette the same year. Class of 67.

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    Delores Williams says:
    Doris Ann was a wonderful sweet lady who I hope is at peace now.

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    Carolyn smith brown says:
    Doris Ann was such a trooper for handling the awful Parkinson’s disease..with such grace and tolerance of the agony she went thru..amazing and with God’s grace she managed it and I thank the Lord she is free at last of all she had to endure! Bless you Marsha, Ashley and Marvin Jr. Doris Ann has been welcomed to that beautiful home free of Parkinson’s to join her parents with open arms and jubilation to longer suffer on this earth! Love Carolyn

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    Judy Matkins Waddell says:
    To all the Woolard family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Doris'. All are in my prayers.