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Doris Holmes Gittin, former secretary to Prince William County School Board, mother of four

A celebration of the life of Doris Holmes (Garretson) Gittin, 79, will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Master’s Touch Ministries, 19959 Fort Valley Road, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

Mrs. Gittin, an employee of Prince William County Schools for 30 years and a former Secretary to the Prince William County School Board, passed away on December 15, 2017. She retired in 1998.

Doris was born February 1, 1938.  She lived in many places, but spent most of her life in Manassas, VA where she raised four beautiful daughters.

Doris found her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in her 30s and became His devoted follower.  A dedicated disciple, she shared Him with many.  Doris served as a prayer warrior, Sunday School teacher, Bible study leader and the head of a Single Adult Ministry.  She wore out numerous Bibles and even spent one year reading the Bible out loud.

Doris was a Campfire Girl leader for many years, impacting the lives of numerous young women and leaving many lasting memories. 

She loved being at the beach or floating in a lazy river, and enjoyed sign language, puzzles, Sudoku and coffee ice cream! 

She spent her retirement years in Strasburg, Virginia where she enjoyed her home nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley.

Rejoicing in her rise to Glory, but mourning her departure are her sister, Debbie Ditzler of Islip, NY; her brother, Gary Garretson of Jacksonville, Fla., her sister,  Virginia Hair of Talahassee, Fla.; her daughters, Barbara (Gittin) Bushey of Hartwood, VA, Eve (Gittin) Newsome of Stafford, VA, Ann (Gittin) Adamson of Louisville, Ky., Jill (Gittin) Genco of Dover, Pa. and their spouses.  She will also be missed and remembered by her 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. 

Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 South George Street, York, Pa. is in charge of arrangements.

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