Doris Ann Atkins, 73, of Shinnston, passed away on June 21, 2022 at Stonerise Nursing Home in Bridgeport with her sister, Rose, by her side. Doris was born in Clarksburg on January 9, 1949, daughter to the late Robert Thomas Atkins and Nora Estelle “Maggie” (Wallace) Atkins and her foster parents, whom she came to live with at the age of 16, Virgil Woofter and Alice (Day) Woofter.
Doris was a graduate of Bristol High School (1969) and the Clarksburg Beauty Academy (1972). She worked several jobs in Strongsville, OH before coming back to live in WV, around 1985. She attended Enterprise United Methodist Church since 2011.
She is survived by one sister, Rose Cole and husband James of Salem; one brother, Curtis Atkins and wife Linda of Valley City, OH; one aunt, Madeline W. Payne and family of Henrico, VA; one foster brother, George Woofter of Porters Falls, WV; three foster sisters: Brennie Woofter Nichols of Shinnston, Julia Woofter Rife of Shinnston, and Joyce Woofter Moore of Wallace as well as several nieces and nephews and foster nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and foster parents, Doris is preceded in death by three brothers; Calvin Atkins, Robert Atkins, and Wayne Atkins; one foster sister, Hester Woofter Gaston and one foster brother, Ernest Woofter.
Family and friends will be received at Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 S. Pike St., Shinnston on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Service will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 11:00am with Pastor Brian Plum officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Atkins family.
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