Mrs. Doris Brooks Ponder, age 93 of Griffin, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Brightmoor Nursing Center under the care of Brightmoor Hospice.
Mrs. Ponder was born on February 1, 1926, the seventh of nine children, born to J.A. and Jennie Brooks. Mrs. Ponder resided in Spalding County her entire life. She was a 1943 graduate of Spalding High School and although she worked outside the home at several locations during her lifetime, she considered her work as wife, mother and homemaker to be her calling. She was a natural born nurturer and caregiver.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ponder is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert W. “Wilson” Ponder; siblings, Leah Towns, Jake Brooks, Argatha “Sid” Shockley, James Brooks, Louise “Biddle” Parrish, Oma B. Cain, Lynwood Brooks, and Melvin Brooks.
Survivors include her daughter, Oma Doris Ponder Walton of Griffin, and fiancé, Robert “Bobby” Griffin of Newnan; special niece (whom she considered her “other daughter”), Myrle Dukes and husband, Marvin, of Griffin; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Brooks and Carol Brooks; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, G.F. “Pete” and Shirley Ponder of Cape Coral, FL; several nieces, nephews and other extended family, as well as many friends.
A graveside service will be Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:00 am in section D of Oak Hill Cemetery. Chaplain Jack Landham will officiate. Please assemble at the cemetery no later than 10:45 am.
It was Mrs. Ponder’s request, that no visitation be held. In lieu of flowers or other memorials, she would prefer that you simply remember her fondly and should you desire, to perform a random act of kindness in her honor.
The family will be eternally grateful to Dr. Hall & the staff of Brightmoor Nursing Center and Brightmoor Hospice for the loving, compassionate care given to Mrs. Ponder and the kindness shown to them during her final days.
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