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Doris Williams

July 7, 2021


Doris Scott Williams was born on November 1,1927 to the late John and Charlotte (Lottie)Scott. The family grew a few years later with the birth of her brother Leroy (Butch)Scott. The family resided in Norristown PA until the local economy took a downturn and they moved to Brooklyn New York for several years before returning to Norristown. The family’s home address became 1041 Willow St. near the famous Scott Alley.
Doris recalled her father taking her and her brother to the movies where they could watch all day features for a dollar. She also spoke about receiving lessons in tap and piano which Butch saw as a waste of time and money since he knew his sister had no talent at all!  All of the family loved spending time at the house they owned in Atlantic City,NJ. Many relatives,family friends and guests stayed there over the years and each generation of friends of the Scott family also had a great time!
Doris attended Morgan State College (now University)in Baltimore, Md, graduating with a B.A. in Social Work and a number of life-long friendships. After college, she worked for the City of Philadelphia Family Court system first as a Youth Probation officer, then later as an intake interviewer at the Youth Study Center and the Family Court.
Doris retired after many years of public service in 1993. As a retiree she traveled with family friends to many locales such as Mexico, Venezuela , the Bahamas and other Caribbean islands. During this time Doris was the caregiver for her mother who had developed Alzheimer’s. Mrs. Scott passed away in 1997.
One year, Doris and her daughter Myrna took a cruise together for a milestone birthday and they both enjoyed it so much that a cruise was on the yearly vacation to do list. They continued to take getaway vacations to Atlantic City to carry on the family tradition.
Doris also enjoyed decorating her home, gardening, reading the latest novels and became a huge fan of the “Judge” shows, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.
Doris is survived by her loving daughter Myrna, her niece Bridgette Reeves -Jones, many cousins, nieces and nephews along with lifelong family friends.
She will be missed by all!

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Memorial Service
July 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Emmanuel Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.
6653-75 Chew Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119

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