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Donna Stonecypher Stamey
June 3, 1948 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Mrs. Donna Stamey, affectionately known as “Ma’ D”, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2023 at her home with her husband and family at her side after a six-year battle with the peripheral neuropathy known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth. Born in Toccoa, Georgia on June 3, 1948, she was the cherished daughter of the late George Northern and Mary Lou Stonecypher.
A memorial service is planned for Monday, November 13 at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Thomson, Georgia.
Donna was a graduate of Stephens County High School in Eastanollee, Georgia. Following graduation, she attended Piedmont College and later graduated from North Georgia Technical School with a Master of Cosmetology degree. She ended her working career retiring as office manager for CSRA Home Health Care.
Donna was a woman of many talents and interests. She had a green thumb and found great joy in gardening, sewing, reading and taking on home improvement projects. Above all, Donna was a loving wife, mother, and “Ma’ D”. She was a devoted member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Those who knew Donna would best describe her as loving, creative and kind. Her warmth was infectious, and she had a knack for making everything she touched better. Her creativity was always put to good use, whether it was cooking a gourmet meal or fixing something around the house. She was always there to help a friend in need. Her kindness was an inspiration to those around her, leaving lasting impressions on everyone she met. She was also quick-witted, loved to laugh and talk with friends, usually over a frosted coffee.
Donna is survived by her loving husband of more than 56 years, Riley, her daughters and sons-in-law, Leyla and Joey Goodsell of Florence, Mississippi, Julie and Van Langham of Thomson, Georgia, and Gina and Mike Swords of Covington, Georgia. Donna was an adoring grandmother to Avery Moon and her husband Dustin, Molly Swords, Mitchell Langham and his wife Amber, and great-grandmother to Riley Rogers. She is also survived by two sisters, Patsy Harris and Betty Westbrook, along with a number of nieces and nephews. Donna was preceded in death by her sister, Georgia Ann Langston.
While we mourn the loss of a remarkable woman, we also celebrate a life well-lived. Donna’s life was a testament to the power of love, hard work and faith. She had a gentle strength and a generous spirit, always ready to lend a hand or share a kind word. She believed in the power of prayer and spent time praying daily for her family, friends and many whom she did not know but felt called to lift up. Donna has left behind a legacy of love, kindness and dedication that will continue to inspire and guide us. Her memory will live on in the hearts of those she touched, forever a beacon of light in the lives of her loved ones. Her legacy will continue to inspire all who knew her.
May her soul rest in peace with her Heavenly Father, knowing that her life made a profound difference.
The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Donna’s God-sent caregiver and friend Eva Battle, her devoted friend Carolyn Holland and the care team at ProMedica-Heartland Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who wish to honor Donna’s life do so by making a memorial contribution to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association at www.cmtausa.org or to the charity of your choice. Beggs Funeral Home in Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.