OBITUARY

Mary Wright Donnan

January 6, 1944June 8, 2021
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Mary Wright Donnan, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away peacefully on June 8, 2021 at the age of 77. She was born January 6, 1944 to Winifred and Kent Wright in Burlington, N.C., and although she lived many places, remained a lifelong member of Davis Street Methodist Church in Burlington, N.C.

Mary was a ray of sunshine to all she met. She was an avid tennis player, loved to sing and dance, and enjoyed painting. She dedicated her life to her family, and as a football coach's wife, was the head cheerleader for her family and her husband's biggest fan. Her four grandchildren, Grant, Payton, T, and Julia were the light of her life.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jim Donnan of Athens, Ga.; children, Tammy Donnan of Atlanta, Ga., Paige (Greg) Johnson of Norman, Okla., and Todd (Kristi) Donnan of Norman, Okla.; grandchildren, Grant Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif., Payton Johnson of Oklahoma City, Okla., T Donnan of Norman, Okla., and Julia Donnan of Norman, Okla.; and sister, Judy (Tommy) Truitt of Columbia, S.C.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Athens First United Methodist Church in Athens, Ga. The service will be live-streamed at https://vimeo.com/showcase/Sunday-service. A reception will follow in Hancock Hall at the church.

A graveside memorial service will be held in Burlington, N.C. at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to The Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 49309, Athens, Ga. 30604 or online at www.cfnega.org.

Arrangements for Mary Donnan are under the care and direction of Bernstein Funeral Home.

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    Monday, June 14, 2021

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Libby Mitchell

June 16, 2021

Dear Coach Donnan,
I am holding your sweet family in my heart.
Libby Mitchell

Laura Robinson

June 16, 2021

Rest in peace you beautiful girl. We all looked up to you and admired your poise and grace. God bless this family who loved and supported you.
Laura Rice

Connie Pittman

June 16, 2021

Jim and family I can’t express how much Mary’s presence meant to me she will be missed but your family will be in our heart and prayers

Molly Newton

June 14, 2021

Milton and I are so sorry to hear this sad news . Mary was such a lovely person and she will be missed so much by her family and friends. Our deepest sympathy to Jim and her family. Godspeed, sweet Mary. Your memory will be cherished by so many. Molly Newton

Rosalee Montague Rockafellow

June 11, 2021

Dear Jim and Family,
It is so Deeply Sad hearing of Mary’s passing! I know that she leaves you Each with a hole in your Hearts as she does so Many who Loved and Cherished just knowing her!
I will miss just knowing she was there.. I sent her a text just last week and not hearing back I have been concerned.
My heart is deeply saddened for you and you and your Family are in My Prayers!!
Our Lord be with you all💔💔💔💔

Bob McLeod

June 11, 2021

We express condolences to Jim and the family and friends of Mary for her loss. Without being around keeping score every day, I would wager that virtually every day of her life on this earth, Mary was a powerful force leading the way towards right, good and wisdom in life and all things associated with living and learning. Without doubt, she will be much missed.

William King

June 10, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Donnan Family. My family and I will keep you and your family in our prayers during your time of loss.

Sincerely,
William King
WeAre.................

Nancy Scelfo

June 10, 2021

We are thinking about you all and share your sadness. Mary was a great role model for raising a beautiful family. Her legacy lives with her children. Much Love,
Chris and Nancy Scelfo

John Kinney

June 10, 2021

Remember the Wright family so well as neighbors and Davis Street Methodist members.
So very sorry to hear of Mary's passing.
Prayers to Jim and the family.

Larry Amick

June 10, 2021

Mary Wright was the very best young woman at Williams High School/ Burlington, NC. Naturally, she married the best young man in that same school. I am certain and I know that she and that man never changed one bit.

There is no doubt that Mary waits for Jim in Heaven today, and that all will be well again.

God bless the Donnan Family.

Larry & Kaye Amick

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