Donna Carpenter Obituary, Pea River Presbyterian Church Beloved Member Has Died

Donna Carpenter Obituary, Death- Donna Lois Carpenter, who was 57 years old when she died on September 20, 2023, passed away peacefully at home with her loved ones by her side. Services commemorating her life will be held at Keahey Funeral Home in Clio on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 2 p.m., presided over by Reverend Timmy Hall.

Friends and family have the opportunity to pay their respects at Keahey Funeral Home for one hour prior to the service. Donna will be laid to rest in the serene grounds of the Pea River Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Matthew Davis, her cherished son, will join Tim McKinney, Jeff Davis, Terry Adams, Bobby Strickland, Scott Myers, and Zack Shipes as honorary pallbearers.

Those who were touched by Donna’s compassion and kindness will regret her death. Her devoted son, Matthew Davis of Dothan, who was engaged to be married to Shelley-Ann Simonsen, and her doting mother, Irma Warrick Carpenter, are left behind.

Her sister, Clio native and soon-to-be-wed Traci Carpenter, also made it. Donna’s aunts and uncles remember her with fondness: Ricky Carpenter, Tim McKenney, Marie (Carl) Price, Joyce (Donnie) Medley, and JoAnn (Donnie) Brown. Her niece Karson and nephew Zack both have deep feelings for her. Because of the bond they shared, both Donna’s mother’s dog, “Bo,” and Donna’s own rescue dog, a blue pit bull named “Harley,” provided her considerable joy.

Donna’s fight against juvenile diabetes, which began when she was 9 years old, is an exemplary display of resilience and courage. Despite her hardships, she always confronted the world with a grin. Donna’s dedication to serving others was demonstrated by her successful completion of the LPN nursing program at Sparks College/Eufala.

During Matthew’s school years, she found meaning in her substitute teaching job at G.W. Long School in Skipperville. As a child, James Melvin “Jimmy” Carpenter referred to his daughter Donna as “Charlie.” She and her father have a special bond that sparked her interest in restoring vintage automobiles. She honed her skills and is now in charge of inventory at the airport.

Donna’s presence enriched our lives, and we will always be grateful for the memories we have of her. Her legacy of bravery, tenacity, and unwavering devotion to her family and friends will go on forever. Donna Lois Carpenter will be sorely missed, but the motivation she brought to so many others ensures that her legacy will endure.