Doris moved to Atlanta from Annistion, Alabama in 1949 after her marriage to Ed Henson and raised her family in Decatur,Georgia. She later married Pete Summey and live in Lilburn,Georgia until moving to Benton Village Assisted Living located in Stockbridge, Georgia in 2014. Doris enjoyed reading, sewing, making dolls, working in the yard and square dancing. She also enjoyed the opportunities to travel. Doris was preceded in death by her two husbands, Ed Henson and Pete Summey, her sister Sylvia Wooten and brother Vinston E. Payne. Doris is survived by her sons Wayne Henson (Marion) of Covington, Georgia her daughter Jan Baker (Mike) of Griffin, Georgia. She is further survived by four grandchildren, Laura Dobrotka, Blake Henson, Ross Henson (Naomi), and David Henson along with great granddaughters, Ellie Dobrotka and Ariel Gaddy and numerous nieces and nephews.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Our condolences to the Henson family for your lost of Doris. Comfort from reading God’s word will help you through this time of sorrow. Rev 21:3,4

  2. Doris and my mom were so close for over 50 years. She was like a second mom to me. She will be missed but she is in a better place and we have all the wonderful memories of times we shared together. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day.

  3. It is rare it is to have a friend for a few years let alone 50. She was like the sister I never had and her children like my niece and nephew. I haven’t seen her since she moved closer to Jan but that bond will always be there. What started out as coworkers became lifelong friends. We went everywhere together. Like two peas in a pod. Where there was one there was the other. I will miss her very much.

  4. Jan, I just received your letter regarding your Mom…sorry that we didn’t get to meet but I know she was in good hands with you. Thanks for your kind note…and for keeping your Mom comfortable in these final days. Remembering your family and Doris’ friends. — Mike Jones, Smoke Rise Baptist.

  5. Bob and I enjoyed knowing Doris at Prime Time at Smoke Rise Baptist. She needed her gutters cleaned and we went to her home. She had so many dolls and she gave me one. She also gave out as door prizes at Prime Time. She loved to shop at Lil urn. Co-Op.

  6. Wayne and Jan… deepest and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your mother. She was always so kind to me and always made me feel at home. I thought it was very unique that our mothers were born in the same year and both were named Doris. Much love and friendship to you both!!

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook