OBITUARY

Donnis M. Allen

November 24, 1941February 19, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Donnis Maples Allen, 79, died peacefully at her home on February 19, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Alta Maples of Fairfield, AL.

Donnis enjoyed spending time with her family and trips to the Belk store. Antique shopping, road trips with her husband, Joe, playing the piano, and ice cream were among her favorite things.

She married Joseph Terry in August of 1998 and the two lived in Benson throughout their marriage. They were members of Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Benson, NC, and loved their church family dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Terry, her parents, and by her brother, Jerry Maples. She is survived by her stepsons, Marty Terry (Dawne) of Raleigh, Jarrett Terry of Benson; Grandchildren: Curtis Heinsohn (Shannon) of Raleigh, Jayde Terry of Raleigh, Ashlyn Beasley (Trevor) of Cary, Jansen Terry of Sanford, Jake Terry of Raleigh; one great-granddaughter, Madeline McDonald of Raleigh, as well as siblings Van Maples (Donna) of Destin, FL, Rhonda Graves (Randy) of Quinton, AL, and Jerrie Marie Burns (Jeff) of Pelham, AL.

Donnis will be remembered for her huge, caring heart, love of her family, and her selflessness. We rejoice knowing that she is celebrating her homecoming with Jesus, her husband, and family gone before. Donnis loved Jesus, so we find peace knowing that she is no longer in pain and can rest eternally until we are together again.

A Celebration of Donnis’ Life will be held on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at 11 am at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family and closest friends are encouraged to attend. Due to current safety recommendations, the chapel seating will be limited to 50.

All are welcome to view the service virtually through the Facebook Page of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park. Additionally, all are welcome to attend interment at Raleigh Memorial Park immediately following the service.

Flowers are welcomed, however contributions to Transitions LifeCare may be made in Donnis’ honor. The family would like to thank the Transitions team and nurses who cared so lovingly for us all during this time.

Condolences to the family at www.MitchellatRMP.com

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    VIEW VIDEO

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Memories

Donnis M. Allen

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Margaret Lusk

February 24, 2021

Donnis and I worked together for years at the Department of State Treasurer and became good friends. She was so good to me during a hard time in my life. She walked it with me. My children will always remember “Miss Donnis” and how good she was to them and me. My Christmas tree is still decorated with many ornaments that she got for my boys each year. My heart is sad and broken over her passing. Heaven just got a little brighter!

Jeanette Terry

February 22, 2021

RIP Donnis! So sorry for the loss and you will be missed. Prayers for the family. I send my love!
Jeanette Terry

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY