Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

June 12, 2013

Doris Walling Gullett

Corsicana Daily Sun

— Doris Walling Gullett passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 with family by her side. She had celebrated her 99th birthday exactly one month earlier. She joins a host of family and friends waiting for her in heaven, including her husband of 54 years, Fred Lee Gullett, her parents, Martin and Maggie Walling, brothers, J.D. Walling, Martin Walling, Ward Walling, Gene Walling, Bob Walling, and sister Sara York.

Doris was raised in Corsicana, then she and Fred moved to Ira in west Texas in 1944. They returned to Corsicana in 1963 where she has continued to live. She was very active in Central United Methodist Church, where she served on various committees and taught Sunday school for many years until she was no longer able to attend. She maintained her membership there until the church eventually closed. She then joined First United Methodist Church. She was a proud recipient of a PTA lifetime membership award. She served in that organization for 24 years. She also enjoyed her years as a volunteer at Navarro Regional Hospital, as well as traveling with friends and playing dominoes.

She lived a long and fulfilling life, remaining in good physical and mental health most of her days and maintaining a keen sense of humor even during her most recent hospital stay. She loved her family and friends and stayed involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as long as she was able. She had a strong faith which was always a sustaining force in her life.

She is survived on earth by children Wayne and Susan Gullett of Orange Park, Fla., and Marylin and Jim McNeel of Corsicana. She is also survived by grandchildren Rick and Diane Gullett of Windermere, Fla., David and Michele Gullett of Jacksonville, Fla., Amy Stewart of Corsicana, and Trey McNeel of Corsicana; 11 great-grandchildren; Bradley Gullett, Stephen Gullett, Dalton Gullett, Lily Gullett, Abby Gullett, Samantha Stewart, Lauren Stewart, Noah McNeel, Sydney McNeel, Landrey McNeel, and Luke McNeel; and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved deeply.

Visitation with the family will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jay Fraze officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent care and attention she received at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village, both in assisted living and skilled care. We are also grateful for the care and compassion she received at Navarro Regional Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church, Northside Baptist Church Building Fund, or another charity of choice.

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