Donna Marie Hamons Harris
July 9, 1948
September 10, 2023 (75 years old)
In the intricate tapestry of life, certain souls leave an unforgettable mark, and Donna Marie Hamons Harris of Gardendale, Alabama, was one such radiant thread. It is with profound sorrow that we share the news of Donna’s passing on September 10, 2023, at the venerable age of 75.
Donna’s life was a living testament of resilience, love, and devotion. She was born to Buel Thurman and Doris Ramey Hamons and was ushered into a life of love, laughter, and learning. Tragically, her journey was punctuated by the loss of her adoring husband Robert Edgar Harris, Sr., her parents, and her brother, Billy Hamons.
However, Donna’s legacy is enduring, and her spirit lives on vibrantly through her children: the devoted Deidra Box and her husband Eddie, and the steadfast Bobby Harris with his wife Betsy. She was the pillar of strength for her cherished grandchildren, Hunter “Buck” Harris, Alyssa Rector, Lillie Harris, David Harris, and Samuel West. The joy of witnessing the birth of her great-grandchild, Owynn Faith Harris, added an extra sparkle to her eyes.
Bonnie Larkin, her beloved sister, accompanied by husband Roland, remains as a testament to the close-knit bond the siblings shared. Donna’s life was enriched by countless other family members who mourn her absence yet celebrate her journey.
On Thursday, September 14th, 2023, we invite you to join us in honoring Donna’s memory. We commence with a solemn graveside service at 10:00 AM at the Moncrief Cemetery. This will be followed by a visitation at 1:00 PM and a celebration of Donna’s vibrant life at 2:00 PM at the Hunter Street Baptist Church. As we gather to reminisce and revere, may Donna’s life be a beacon of inspiration for us all.