Mrs. Donna Carson Munnerlyn

June 17, 1933May 10, 2021

Donna Ruth Carson Munnerlyn, a devoted mother and grandmother dedicated to the love and care of her family, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Monday, May 10, 2021 with her family at her side. She was 87.

Mrs. Munnerlyn was born June 17, 1933 in Seagraves Texas to the late Don Woodrow Carson and the late Carminetta Willingham Carson. Throughout her life, she has always been a hard worker, both in the home and out. In the early years, she worked as a dispatcher with the Gaines County Sheriff Department and with her husband at their store in Hawkins, TX. They would eventually settle in New Iberia after traveling and living in many destinations overseas for Kenneth’s job. Back home in New Iberia, she worked as a manager at the Top Value Redemption Store, worked with her sons at their business, Bayou Salvage, and last with Super 1 in the Bakery. Though she worked at many different places, one thing was common with all. Mrs. Munnerlyn was loved dearly by her coworkers and they affectionately referred to as “Gram Munnerlyn” or simply “Gram”

Above all, her life was lived for her family. It was the time spent with them that meant most to her. She leaves a legacy of faith, love and compassion for all that will live on in her family’s hearts and in their thoughts.

Those left to cherish her memory is her sister, Sherry Davis and her children, Lynn Munnerlyn Scott (Husband, Pat), Kenneth Munnerlyn Jr. (Wife, Hien), David Munnerlyn (Wife, Zob), and John Munnerlyn (Wife, Liz); her grandchildren whom she adored, Seth Scott, Noah Scott, Nash Scott, Tim Munnerlyn, Ngah Vu, David Munnerlyn Jr., Mike Munnerlyn, Jeremy Munnerlyn, Jacob Munnerlyn, John Lucas Munnerlyn , Casey Munnerlyn, Sarah Verret, Scotty Munnerlyn, and Kerry Crumpton; 23 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Wayne Munnerlyn, Sr.; her daughter, Melanie Munnerlyn McRae; and her sister and brother, Carolyn Warren and Joe Carson.

Funeral services celebrating Mrs. Munnerlyn’s life will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Arch Warren, Donna’s nephew, will officiate at the service. Interment will be held privately at a later date.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday from 10:00 am until time of services. Relatives and friends are encouraged to share their condolences, memories and support with the family by visiting Mrs. Munnerlyn’s memorial page at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Sherry Davis, Sister
  • Lynn Munnerlyn Scott (Pat), Daughter
  • Kenneth Munnerlyn, Jr. (Hien), Son
  • David Munnerlyn (Zob), Son
  • John Munnerlyn (Liz), Son
  • Seth Scott, Grandchild
  • Noah Scott, Grandchild
  • Nash Scott, Grandchild
  • Tim Munnerlyn, Grandchild
  • Ngah Vu, Grandchild
  • David Munnerlyn, Jr., Grandchild
  • Mike Munnerlyn, Grandchild
  • Jeremy Munnerlyn, Grandchild
  • Jacob Munnerlyn, Grandchild
  • John Lucas Munnerlyn, Grandchild
  • Casey Munnerlyn, Grandchild
  • Sarah Verret, Grandchild
  • Scotty Munnerlyn, Grandchild
  • Kerry Crumpton, Grandchild
  • She is also survived by 23 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 16, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life Service

    Sunday, May 16, 2021


Mrs. Donna Carson Munnerlyn

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Gerald Oubre

May 14, 2021

David, John, Kenny and family, you have my deepest sympathy. I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I will remember all of you in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you in this time of sorrow.

Bobby Tipping

May 14, 2021

She always welcomed Kenneth's , David's, and John's friends with a big smile, and open arms. I am sure glad I was one of them. I will always think about her.🙏🌹

Ronnie Brown

May 12, 2021

I am so terribly saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Munnerlyn. She was a very dear friend and has been for most of my lifetime. Growing up with her and her children since the early 1960’s she was like a second mother to me as many days and nights were spent at her home throughout those early years. I will always remember her positive, happy and upbeat personality accompanied with her wonderful smile. She will be sorely missed by all who shared a part of her life.
May you rest in eternal peace!

John Berard

May 12, 2021

David and Zob , Kenny , Jeremy and family I was so sorry to hear of her passing.....your family has my deepest sympathy....I have known you all for years and know how sad this time must be....all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers....

Kim & Lat Coleman

May 11, 2021

So very sorry to see that Mrs. Donna has passed on. We have serviced her car for many years. She was a lovely lady and I always enjoyed our conversations. She reminded me of my own Mother who passed a few years ago, and when she would drive off I would always say " I love her " ! Our sympathy to her family and May She Rest in Peace !

Paula Montalvo

May 11, 2021

I remember the first time I met Gram in Texas. I thought she was the most loving and caring but straight to the point person I had met at that time. I loved her loud Texas accent and her laugh. She always gave the biggest hugs. My condolences go out to the family (who will always be in my heart) and I will pray they find peace in the memories. Love Paula