DORIS MARIE JOHNSTON PETTRONE, a long-time resident
of Gwinnett/Hall counties, died March 7, 2021 at the
age of 83.
Doris was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother,
sister, aunt, and friend. She was a devout Christian
with a deep faith in God. Born on August 4, 1937 in
Wiley Ford, WVA. She moved to Baltimore, MD and began
working for Western Electric/AT&T. During her career,
she moved to Atlanta, GA, Phoenix, AZ, and Dallas, TX
where she retired after 33 years of service. Doris had
the distinction of being one of the first female plant
managers at the manufacturing facility in Atlanta. She
graduated from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville
- The Darden Executive School of Business.
Doris is survived by her husband, George Pettrone, of
42 years. They could often be found performing duets,
with Doris on the piano/organ and George on the violin/
vocals. They live in Buford, GA and attended the Buford
Church of God. They also attended the Sugar Hill United
Methodist Church for many years. Doris loved playing the
piano/organ in church and had done so for 60+ years. She
loved spending time with the family and was always the
first one to arrive to the gatherings and plan time to
be together. Doris is survived by her daughter, Donna
(Leo) Daniels, Auburn, GA. Also surviving, are her grand-
children, Kevin (Christian) Collier, Winder, GA; Ryan
Daniels, Auburn, GA and Katelyn Daniels, Pendergrass, GA.
Her great-grandchildren are Maddox & Cannon Collier,
Winder, GA. Doris had stepchildren George Charles
Pettrone, Snellville, GA; Karen (Raleigh) Collins,
Covington, GA. Step-grandchild Jeremy (Rachel)
Leatherwood with several great-grandchildren.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents Virgil and
Margaret Johnston and brother, Ray Johnston all from
Baltimore, MD. She is also survived by her sister,
Carol (Jim) Gay, Baltimore, MD and a sister-in-law,
Sharon Johnston, Lakeland, FL. She has several nieces,
a nephew and cousins that she loved dearly.