Mary Doris Robinson Sumner, 91, of Woodlawn, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She grew up in the Crooked Creek Community of Carroll County, Virginia. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother and loved cooking for family and friends. Her chicken and dumplings were the best! She was a member of Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Woodlawn.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Elsie Robinson; her precious husband of 67 years, William Ardath Sumner; her sons-in-law, John Todd, Larry Bryant and Johnny Smith; and her siblings, Juanita Leedy and Ruben Robinson.
Surviving are her daughters, Jeanette Smith and Freida Bryant; she was called Grandma by Mary Beth Bryant, Philip (Angela) Smith, and Preston Smith (Jill Burgner and Braelyn); and is also survived by her sisters, Wilma Matthews and Eva (Clinton) Funk; and several nieces and nephews.
The family expresses gratitude to the doctors and nurses of Jefferson Memorial Hospital for their kindness, compassion, and care. They also express appreciation to Dr. Leann Byrd and staff at the Summit Medical Group for many years of compassionate care.
Visitation will be 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, October 31 at Vaughn-Guynn Funeral Home, Galax, Virginia, with graveside services 1 p.m., Sunday, November 1 at the Crooked Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crooked Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Laura Griffin, 399 Millstone Rd., Woodlawn, VA 24381.
Alder Funeral Home