Donna Spence Burton, 42, of Dublin went to be with the Lord whom she loved greatly all her life Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 in Roanoke Memorial Hospital due to complications with Lupus and infections. Donna was a member of the Heritage AG Church in Dublin, where she worked and put her heart into children’s ministries. She was preceded in death by her infant son Little David; her father Millard Spence; grandfather Monroe Killen; and special aunt Josephine “Aunt Jo” Spence.
Surviving are her husband Bill Burton; daughters Mandy Lester and Kandice Burton; son Josh Burton; two exchange students Lena Earhardt and Mona Wenzler; mother Mae Spence; siblings and spouses Dreama and Tommy Umberger, Millie and Dennis Cox, Kay and Carson Linkous, Danny and Dayna Spence, Sam and Melissa Spence, Jerry Spence and Trevor Burton; mother-in-law and father-in-law William and Janet Burton; grandmother Frances Killen; birth parents Glenn Bently and Margaret Patton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Heritage AG Church, Dublin with Pastor Mike Sweeney officiating. Visitation will be Monday from the church, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. The family also will be meeting at the residence of the sister and brother-in-law Millie and Dennis Cox, Newbern.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.