Mavis Joan Don

January 2, 1926December 15, 2018

COLUMBIA – Mavis Joan Don, 92, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018. A private family celebration of life service will be held at the Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. Interment will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Church, Lymm, England.

Born in Lymm, England on January 2, 1926, Mavis was the daughter of the late Harry Arnold Broome and Lillian Mae (Roberts) Broome. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Eric Broome and Basil Broome.

While living in Jacksonville, Florida, she was a member of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, and The WW II Foreign War Brides Club. She loved fashion and was a model in numerous fashion shows. She also loved formal ballroom dancing and performing the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, and Cha Cha. She thoroughly enjoyed her travels to places all around the world. She had an uncanny ability to touch people in a deeply positive way, developing lasting friendships wherever she went. She was proud of her English heritage and was a true British lady.

While working at Prudential Insurance Company she used her people and logical thinking skills to rise to Manager of the North Florida District Agent Payroll department.

In 1983, she received an Associate in Arts - Cum Laude from North Florida Junior College. She attended Saint John's Cathedral, Jacksonville, Florida and Saint David’s Episcopal Church in Columbia, SC.

Survivors include her husband, Captain Leendert Don; sons, Neil (Barbara) Skipper of Lugoff, SC and Duane (Cindi) Skipper of Wylie, TX; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a niece, Marise (Tony) Johnson in England; and a nephew, Michael (Lisa) Broome of Atlanta, Ga.

The family would like to provide a special thanks to the All Season Medical Associates and their Hospice component.

Memorials may be made to, Alzheimer’s Association National Headquarters, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 5, 2019

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