The Circle of Life
Donna Kay Williams
God blessed Elwood and Mamie (Walker) Williams with a special surprise on February 1, 1968. Their only baby girl, Donna Kay was born on February 1, 1968 at Community Hospital in Springfield, Ohio.
She attended Fry Elementary School and Springfield South High, then obtained her GED. On November 13, 2001, Donna Kay gave birth to a bouncing baby boy, Davonta, who was her pride and joy. When Davonta made the football team at Hayward, she was a strong supporter and rarely missed a game. The same held true when he went on to Springfield High School. She loved her some Davonta! Growing up, Donna did not have to cook, but paid attention to her mother who could cook up a storm. When her mom had to live at Ridgewood Nursing Home for 10 years, Donna Kay quickly learned to cook full course meals that everybody loved. She is famous for her scalloped potatoes, cabbage, turkey and dressing, and lasagna (full of pepperoni, sausage, hamburger and lots of cheese).
On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018, Donna prepared her last meal: of course, we all know it was those famous scalloped potatoes, cabbage, turkey and dressing! That night, she suffered a heart attack and was in and out of hospitals and nursing home until the Lord saw fit to end her earthly suffering. She fought a good fight and has finished her course! Now seated in heavenly places with Christ our King, fully healed and rejoicing in the Lord and with her family who went on before her.
She leaves to remember her good cooking, her wit, and her heart of compassion, her son, Davonta Williams; brother, Edward Williams; aunts, Odessa Larkin, Willa Garrison and Rose Walker; uncle, Charles Walker; sisters-in-law, Candy Hargrow, Rev. Mary Hodo-Williams and Rev. Cheryl Powers; special friend, Traci Huffman, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Donna Kay was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Ray Anthony, Charles, Jerome, Charles, LeRoy and Nathan Williams.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1171 S Yellow Springs St, Springfield, Ohio 45506 .