RoDonna Marie Eubanks danced her way to Heaven on January 17, 2020. She was of the Baptist faith. Donna was born September 13, 1938, the daughter of Dorthea and Thetus Luther Richards and sister to Sonny. She spent her early years walking to Missionary Ridge Grammar School, swimming at Lake Winnepesaukah, playing drums, majorette and Most Popular at Lakeview High School, driving a bright red Jeepster and falling in love with her high school sweetheart Roy Barton Eubanks marrying in 1956 with best of friends at hand. It was said that he spoiled her rotten. They lived life in Rossville, Roy worked at TN Air National Guard for 29 years, they had two children and remained in love and married when he died 1989.
Donna enjoyed being a homemaker, bowling, playing card games and scrabble with dear friends all while locking the screened door for the kids to stay outside, playing the piano by ear, selling Avon, taking long drives with family and friends with cheese and crackers, and an occasional watermelon, superb at preparing birthday parties with ice cream floats, owning the Curiosity Shoppe with Roy, loved an estate sale, thrift shopping, Sunday lunches at MeMaw’s, naps, coffee, Hersey’s Kisses, laughing, decorating, gardening, member of The Red Hat Society, weekly Wednesday lunches with girlfriends, flirting, music, dancing and loving her cat Baby. She was known to be stubborn and clever with a sassy personality, would tell it like it is, good or bad and one tough bird.
Beloved wife, mother, mawmaw, and dear friend, Donna is survived by her son, Roy Barton Jr., Buddy (Karen) and daughter Krista Marie Eubanks, grandchildren, Tabatha Woodard (Josh), Tyler Eubanks, and two great grandchildren, Aniston and Addi Reese, loving in-laws, family and lifelong friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy, mother, Dorthea and brother Sonny. Please join us in celebrating Donna’s life. Visitation Sunday 2:00-4:00. Service Monday at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Eaves officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made at Alzheimersresearchfoundation.com. A very special thank you to all of Donna’s loving caregivers who become dear friends, Patsy King, Paula Guest, Janice Morgan, Starr Thomison, Jessica Stills, Sharon Hale and Michelle Coppinger, the staff at Rosewood at Ft Oglethorpe Memory Care and Tapestry Hospice for exceptional loving care.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.
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