Dosihan Williams-Smith began her career in the United States Postal Service, January 10, 1970 at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (B.A.T.) She was converted to regular status in June, 1971, after which was transferred to the then Morgan General Mail Facility for seven months.
In December, 1971 she returned to her original stumping grounds of B.A.T., where she worked until 1973. When B.A.T., shut its doors forever, she was transferred to the General Post Office, now known as the James A. Farley Building. In September, 1979 the Morgan General Mail Facility was reopened for the first time since the fire in 1969, Dosihan returned to Morgan Mailing Facility where she remained until March 1, 2002. On that day she hung up her gloves and took a leave of absence for an indefinite period of time.
While in the Postal Service, Dosihan had the privilege to work in many areas and enjoyed working with people with varying personalities. On occasions, she was detailed as "Acting Supervisor" and "Group Leader" in charge of the Area Distribution Center (ADC) for many years.
Everyone knew that Gethsemane Baptist Church of Deliverance was her heart and soul. She invited many of her co-workers to come and worship with her from time to time where they enjoyed some good soul stirring sermons and warm hospitality. Sister Williams as she was known in her church, served as president of the Floral Club for a number of years and chairperson of the Women's Department.
Her children are her prized possessions. She went the extra mile to raise funds to take them on picnics and bus outings. At present, she serves as the chairperson of the Board of Trustees.
Dosihan Williams-Smith was a active member and officer of the Mary Magdalena Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and the National Council of Negra Women-Midwood Center
Her favorite scripture was Roman 8:28. "For we know that all things work for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose." Her hobbies include cooking, shopping and helping others. Everyone knew that Dosihan was a lover of pretty clothes and the finer things of life. Obviously her favorite colors are: white, black, beige and red.
Dosihan leaves to cherish her memories three children, Gloria Pettigrew-Fletcher (Ronald Fletcher) of Bellevue, Nebraska, Andre Collum (Beverly Collum) of Orangeburg, SC and Bernadette Williams of Brooklyn, NY; grandmother/great grandmother to host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dosihan is survived by a host of siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Smith, her parents, Roosevelt and Daisy Bell Williams and her eldest son Anthony Williams. Dosihan Williams Smith will be greatly missed but her legacy will live on through the very many lives she has touched.
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