Donna W. Boatwright

June 12, 1949November 3, 2017

Boatwright, Donna W., 68, of Highland Springs, went to be with the Lord on November 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Phyllis Wright; a grandson, Justin McCubbins; and her beloved dog, Lacey. She is survived by her three children, Fran Orphan (Dana), Sara Fowler (David), and Ben Boatwright (Kelly), as well as six grandchildren. She also leaves behind three sisters, Sandra Beck, Janet Wallace, and Vicky Covington (Chris), and her beloved dogs Lilly, Jade, and Gracie. She drove a school bus for Henrico County for 37 years where she had many friends. Special thanks to her wonderful neighbors, Toni and Shane, who helped take care of her dogs during her illness, and Robert Tapp who took excellent care of her at the end of her life. The family will receive friends on November 7, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond. Her celebration of life will be held on November 8, 2017 at 12 PM at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church in Henrico. Interment will follow at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue or Four Mile Creek Baptist Church. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at



  • Visitation Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Service Wednesday, November 8, 2017


  • Interment

Donna W. Boatwright

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DHShuler, HRSPA Rep

November 7, 2017

The members of Henrico Retired School Personnel Association extend their condolences to the family of Donna Boatwright and our appreciation for her many years of service to our students and staff.

Terri Carroll

November 6, 2017

Thoughts and Prayers to her family and friends.Donna will be missed by all that knew her.

Toni and Shane

November 6, 2017

Our Love and Prayers go out to Donna's family and friends. We only know Donna a short time but it seemed like I knew her all my life. She was such a sweet woman, I will trusty miss her.

Sharon Gunter

November 6, 2017

Donna and I went through school and Sunday School at New Bridge Baptist Church and she was a great friend. So many fun memories with her and I always loved her laugh and how she would blush. Remember a trip we took together to Eagle Eyrie Baptist Camp one summer. Was Sharon Austin so many years ago and know we will see each other again. RIP sweet lady!!

Mary Singleton

November 5, 2017

Sandra, thoughts and prayers for you and your family on the loss of your beloved sister, Donna.

Suzanne Wassel

November 5, 2017

I have known Donna since I was little. She was a loving and caring lady. I remember all the times growing up and staying over at her house and when her daughter and I camped in the backyard. Also when we would go crabbing in yorktown. So many wonderful memories I have of her. May you rest in peace.

November 5, 2017

Prayers to the family and friends! Donna is a special lady with a special smile!