Doris Ann Lavoie
August 16, 1933- May 11, 2020
Doris Ann Eaton Critchfield Lavoie, 86, of Fredericksburg, widow of Kenneth Leo Lavoie, Sr., passed away Monday, May 11. She was born August 16, 1933 in Washington, D.C. to the late William P. Eaton, Sr. and Lena Hirrlinger Eaton. She held secretarial positions at Unionville Elementary, Orange County School Board, Mary Washington College, and retired from George Mason University in 1991. Upon moving to Louisa, she worked as typesetter and writer at The Central Virginia Newspaper. Creative, compassionate, and devout: she touched many lives at Antioch Baptist Church as Sunday School teacher, pianist, youth choir director, and Acteens leader; she was also a Sunday School teacher at Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church and active in the Women’s Missionary Union. An avid writer, she corresponded with family, school friends, former colleagues, missionary friends in New Guinea. Her letters were punctuated with yellow smiley faces, a trademark of hers long before the Internet. And for those lucky to receive her hand-crafted cards, they knew the lengths she would go to make someone feel special. Four children survive her: David Critchfield (Teresa), Donald Critchfield (Laurie), Daniel Critchfield (Christiane), and Diane Critchfield. She is also survived by her sister Helen Stout and brother William Eaton, Jr. (Sandra). In addition, she is survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and members of the Lavoie family. A private service will be held May 18 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church, 1230 Firehouse Drive, Louisa, VA 23093.
Dear Donnie, Laurie and family members, Didi (John) and I (Lynne) are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. She has been taken home to her ancestors. May she rest with the Lord in peace. Love and hugs!
My sincere condolences to the family – I am grateful for having had the opportunity to have known her.
Doris’s Family, I am sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful person and she loved the Lord. I knew her when she was at Golden Living and when she went to Fred Rehab. She was in my Tuesday Bible Study at Golden Living. She always had so much to add. She was a blessing to me. She is rejoicing in heaven.
So sorry to read of the passing of Doris. She was such a beautiful, talented and sweet person. I enjoyed working with her at Antioch Baptist Church. May God bless and keep her family always!
I remember your mother fondly from my days at Unionville Elementary School in the 1970s… she was a lovely person,….always with a smile on her face …. I am so sorry for your loss… your family will be in my prayers
Dear family, I’m sure you would not remember me but your mom was so good to me. I lived in Fredricksburg years ago. My husband left me and I was introduced to your mom and she became a mom to me. She shared her apartment with me until I moved back to Boone, NC. I think of her often. I had just Googled her name after coming across it in an old address book! I found her obituary. God bless you is my prayer and I look forward to seeing her in Heaven!🥰🙏🥰