Doris M. LeGette passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
She was born in Birmingham, Alabama on Oct. 12, 1936, the daughter to Marzell and Floyd Burrell. She was united in Marriage on Dec. 24, 1966, in Boston, MA, to Marvin A. Legette. He preceded her in death in March 2009.
A consummate mother and homemaker, Doris was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Over the years she collected a large library of recipes from around the world. She also loved to golf, play tennis, play cards, and entertain her friends and family.
She was very competitive and at the age of 50 she decided to learn how to snow ski to keep up with her family. Doris also learned how to water ski, screaming the whole way around the lake in fear of getting her hair wet and also afraid to fall due to the fact she could not swim. She had the most infectious laugh! Her talents also included flower arrangements and decorating her home.
Her husband Mel was the love of her life and she adored helping him prepare for the Clemson Tiger tailgate parties and while she never really enjoyed the game of football, she ALWAYS enjoyed the tailgating. Doris prided herself on being valedictorian of her high school graduating class and even finished high school early.
She is survived by her Mother, Marzell Burrell (age 100); her Brother Charles Burrell; her sister, Myra Woods; and her three sons and spouses, Jeffrey D. (Dorothy) Cramer, Randall J. (Robin) Cramer, Mark A.(Diane) LeGette and daughter Sherry C. Bucher. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Jennifer D. Cramer, Mackenzie M. Bucher, Madison N. Bucher, Jake LeGette and Jamison Cramer.
The family will be holding a funeral service celebrating her life at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg, VA.
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