Doris Rockwell Gottilly, the beautiful, cherished mother to five children and her husband John (predeceased 2006) passed away on March 26th, 2015 in the company of family and friends, including Linda Greenhaw, Krystal Greenhaw and Val and Rei of Val’s Family Care while in hospice care.
Doris was born March 23, 1935 in Middletown New York to Earl Rockwell and Louise Kassel Rockwell.
Doris was a self-employed artist and writer. She was the author of multiple books on porcelain and paper mache dolls.
Doris is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John Gottilly, a 37 year IBMer. Who met the then Doris Rockwell, also an IBMer who had seniority over John.
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Doris’s family includes one son, John Gottilly and wife Sheryl; daughter Linda Greenhaw and husband Larry; daughter Kathy Davis and husband Tom; Daughter Jennifer Tilghman and husband Jay; daughter Patricia Roberts and husband Frank. Sister Lucille Hales; sister Lucia Hitt; brothers Vinton, Verno, Eugene and Earl Rockwell.
Doris also dedicated time, energy and love to her 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Sunday, March 29, from 7 - 9 p.m. at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, 27615.