DOIGER: A Celebration of Life Service honoring the Life and Legacy of Mother Geraldine Doiger of Newnan, Georgia formerly of Chicago, Illinois will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019, 12:00 noon at Fountain of Faith Missionary Baptist Church 6712 West Fayetteville Road Riverdale, Georgia; Rev. Dr. Gaines W. Culpepper, Sr., officiating; Pastor Reginald B. Newman, eulogist. Interment, Monday, September 30, 2019 Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Georgia. Remains will lie in repose from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the church at 11:30 a.m. In loving memory and as a celebratory tribute, family and friends are asked send Yellow Flowers in her honor.
The final chapter in the life of Mother Geraldine Doiger was written Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 9:06 a.m. at home in the loving care of her children LeBaron J. Lee, Sr. and Rev. TaMara Williams. Her departure from this earth opened the door to God’s heavenly kingdom and promise to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
Her journey began in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1926, the second eldest of seven children born to William H. and Ruth (Yates) Slaughter. There were 6 other siblings, (Howard, Mattie, Rudolph, Adolph, Christine and Aaron White, Jr.)
She accepted Christ in her life as a child being raised in her Uncle Charles A. Brent, Good Hope Church of God and Christ. In 1954 she joined Stone Temple Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor James M. Stone, she was the church secretary for twenty (20) years. She attended Tennyson Elementary School and Du Sable High School and later studied nursing at Crane Jr. College. Her vocation led her to work for Dr. William A. Bowman in Chicago as a receptionist and nurse for over 30 years. As an avid entrepreneur Mother Doiger owned Gerri’s Mini Maid Service and Doiger's Auto Repair and Salvage Yard and managed to be active in various church and civic groups.
In a union with Brooks Nicholson in 1941 her eldest child, Le Baron J. (Nicholson-Slaughter) Lee was born in 1942. She later married the late James A. Lee in 1946 and to this union two children were born, SaCairo Rochelle Lee and TaMara Yvonne Lee; James adopted Le Baron the eldest child. On August 9, 1964 she was joined in Holy Matrimony to Allen Doiger Jr. and this union lasted until his passing in October 14, 2001. (37 years)
She joined Fountain of Faith Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in 1994 and remained a member until her death. Mother Doiger was honored a by the Fountain of Faith Mother’s Board in July 2019 as “Mother Emeritus.” Mother Doiger carried a deep love for Pastor Reginald B. Newman and his wife Patrina and their family. In fact she sincerely loved the entire Fountain of Faith church family and has held them close to her heart. Always the ultimate entrepreneur as she organized fish frys, feed the poor and did anything she could to help Fountain of Faith Baptist Church grow to help others. Mother Doiger will be remembered as a bright, shining light and “go getter” in the various communities and churches she served.
Mother Doiger is preceded in death by her Father and Mother, brothers: Howard, Rudolph, Adolph, Aaron and Sister Mattie, husbands: James A. Lee - Allen Doiger Jr., son: Sa Cairo Lee and grandson Sean Lee.
She leaves to cherish her legacy: son, LeBaron J. Lee Sr.; daughter, Rev. TaMara Williams; one sister, Christine Jones; sisters-in-law, Eddie Mae White, Geraldine Slaughter, and Betty Slaughter; eight grandchildren, Keisha Butler, LeBaron Lee II (Tiffany), Dion Lee, Leon Lee, Allen Lee, Ronald Lee (Yvette) Sylvester LaVell Williams, and Gerri Williams; and host of great grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Son: Le Baron J. Lee, Sr.
Granddaughter: Keisha Lee
Grandson: LeBaron II/ Granddaughter Tiffany
Great granddaughters: Morgan, Auria, Alexis, Aaliyah, Alecia, Arianna
Great-great granddaughters: Anayah, Kennedy, Dezilyn, Aydenn, Ashtyn
Great grandsons: Linden, Le Baron J. Lee III
Great-great grandson: Josiah /Jojo)
Son: SaCairo R. Lee (deceased)
Grandsons: Sean (deceased), Dion, Leon
Great Granddaughters: Tatianna Talina, Tearra
Great grandson: Tyler
Great Great Grandchildren: DeBralle , I’Hilani, Keanu
Daughter: Rev. TaMara Y. Williams
Grandsons: Allen, Ronald (Yvette), Sylvester LaVell
Great granddaughters: Kaiya, Chastity, Hannah, Victoria, Alexandra
Great grandsons. AJ, Cameron, Dominic
Extended Family: Evangelist Gladys Lee, James Lee, Lutisha Lee-Smith , Marcus Lee, (deceased), TaMarr Lee-Coley, Gayle Lee-Easley
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