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Donna Belle Wright

1 abril , 19307 abril , 2021

Donna Belle Wright passed away on April 7, just six days after her 91st birthday. She grew up in Howell, Michigan, the oldest of the four daughters of Donald and Evelyn Patton.

Donna achieved her lifelong dream of being a nurse in 1962, becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse. She later returned to college to earn her Associates Degree in Nursing from Lansing Community College becoming a Registered Nurse. Donna enjoyed a long career at Lansing General Hospital where she became a unit Head Nurse, and later the Director of Nursing Education followed by the Director of Diabetes Education and hosting a local TV program in the 1970’s called Diabetes Update. After her retirement in 1995, she volunteered as a Court Appointed Advocate for several foster children, helping to facilitate the adoption of three boys by local families.

A long-time member of Bethel Baptist Church, Donna sang alto in the church choir for many decades. A music lover, she was an accomplished pianist and organist, often playing for church services. She taught church school, organized the annual women’s banquet, and played an active role in church life at Bethel for over 60 years.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wright, and sisters Terry Lawrence and Alyce Sewell. She is survived by her sister, Mary Jo Whittenberg; daughters Carolyn (Crystal Erwin) Matson and Janet (Robert) Lee; stepsons Richard Wright, Jr. (Bernice) and Tedford Wright (Sue); granddaughters Abigail Clark and Sarah (Sandeep) Krishnan; and great-grandchildren Nikhil Clark Krishnan and Aria Belle Krishnan.

Donna carried herself through life with grace, confidence, intelligence and warmth. Adored by her family and admired by her friends, she leaves behind a legacy of love.

A private family service will be held, with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

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Sandy Hiatt

24 abril , 2021

I was sorry to hear of Donna's passing. It seems like yesterday we were working together at LGH. She was born to be an educator. What a wonderful teacher and role model she was for all of us in the nursing profession. I will always remember her smile, kindness and calm. She will be missed by all.

Lelia Wagner

14 abril , 2021

Donna was a very dear friend for many years. I sang in the choir with her and loved her alto voice. She is home with God now and free.

Tim and Lee WAGNER

Diane Dowding

14 abril , 2021

Jan and Carolyn
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
She was a beautiful, gracious lady inside and out and I truly admired her.
May God send you comfort during this time of grief.
Bob and Diane Dowding

Linda Robinson

12 abril , 2021

My favorite memory, besides playing the piano with her, was a comment she made soon after I started med-training. I was applying a medication, and asked her how I did, and she said, "good technique". I was so encouraged. She was such a Lovely lady!

Steve Boehm

11 abril , 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Donna's family. She was a special person who we will always remember fondly.

The Boehm Family

Mardi Sedick

11 abril , 2021

Our hearts go out to you, Jan and Carolyn, in losing your mom! We've lost track of Donna over the years, and have often mentioned her fondly and wondered how she was or where she lived.

She was a Wonderful Neighbor to us as newly-marrieds, many, many years ago. "Donna carried herself through life with grace, confidence, intelligence, and warmth." The author who crafted that sentence truly captured and personified Donna's life in one concise phrase. She was truly a person of grace and a very positive style. We so admired her, and know that you will miss having her in your lives.

With sympathy,
Jim and Mardi Sedick

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Biografía

Donna Belle Wright passed away on April 7, just six days after her 91st birthday. She grew up in Howell, Michigan, the oldest of the four daughters of Donald and Evelyn Patton.

Donna achieved her lifelong dream of being a nurse in 1962, becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse. She later returned to college to earn her Associates Degree in Nursing from Lansing Community College becoming a Registered Nurse. Donna enjoyed a long career at Lansing General Hospital where she became a unit Head Nurse, and later the Director of Nursing Education followed by the Director of Diabetes Education and hosting a local TV program in the 1970’s called Diabetes Update.

After her retirement in 1995, she volunteered as a Court Appointed Advocate for several foster children, helping to facilitate the adoption of three boys by local families.

A long-time member of Bethel Baptist Church, Donna sang alto in the church choir for many decades. A music lover, she was an accomplished pianist and organist, often playing for church services. She taught church school, organized the annual women’s banquet, and played an active role in church life at Bethel for over 60 years.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wright, and sisters Terry Lawrence and Alyce Sewell. She is survived by her sister, Mary Jo Whittenberg; daughters Carolyn (Crystal Erwin) Matson and Janet (Robert) Lee; granddaughters Abigail Clark and Sarah (Sandeep) Krishnan; and great-grandchildren Nikhil Clark Krishnan and Aria Belle Krishnan.

Donna carried herself through life with grace, confidence, intelligence and warmth. Adored by her family and admired by her friends, she leaves behind a legacy of love.