Doris May Crispell

February 26, 1928March 19, 2020

Mrs. Doris May Crispell, age 92, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 19th, 2020. She was born in Cohoes, New York on February 26th, 1928 to the late Joseph and Sadie Stoliker. Recently, she was a resident of the Benton House in Douglasville, Georgia. Doris was a member of Bright Star Methodist Church in Douglasville for many years. She loved learning new hobbies and would make jewelry, Christmas ornaments, quilling, design antler baskets and was a master of chair caning. Doris also enjoyed crocheting, knitting and embroidering. A giving person, she would knit mittens, sweaters and blankets to donate to others. She was the bingo queen! Doris loved to travel in the camper as part of the Coachman Club, was a registered clown and shared funny stories. Genealogy was a speciality; she researched her family’s history. Doris loved her Red Hat Society gatherings and she was a former member of the Clogging Grannies group.

Mrs. Crispell, in addition to her parents, was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Edward Crispell, and all of her siblings. She is survived by her children, Bill (Valerie Robbins) Crispell, Marty (Sandra) Crispell, and Tamra (Jim) Lehuta; grandchildren, Jessica (Stephen) Ainsworth, Nicholas (Anna) Crispell, Benjamin (Emily) Crispell, Samantha (Jeremy) Yarborough, Melissa Lehuta, Joe Lehuta, and Elizabeth Lehuta; her great-grandchildren, Colton Ainsworth, Violet Yarborough, Emma Yarborough, and Hudson Crispell; and numerous other loved ones, family, and friends.

In accordance with her wishes, Doris is to be cremated. The family is planning on having a Celebration of Life service at a later date (expected to be in June of 2020).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,

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Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134.


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Steve Harris

March 25, 2020

My mother, Jan Harris, also at Benton House asks me frequently if I have seen Doris. We both will miss her, and extend our thoughts & prayers to all of her family. She was truly a character and joy to be around.

Teresa Gould

March 24, 2020

So sad to hear about Ms. Crispell's passing. She was my mom's neighbor (Mildred Black) at Benton House for a time. I enjoyed visiting with Doris and was in awe of all of her hobbies. Very creative and a sweet lady. My prayers are for your family.

Sharon Johnson

March 23, 2020

Doris was very involved at the Woodie Fite Senior Center for many years volunteering with the Santa's Workshop. She always contributed her beautiful craft items and taught others. We missed her when she moved into the Benton House. She was a dear, sweet lady, always had a beautiful smile for me. Our condolences to the family.
Sharon Johnson
Woodie Fite Center

Debra Mayfield

March 20, 2020

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Crispell Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.