Donna Joyce Reed Risner
Donna was born with a heart of giving. She was a strong-willed lady that was always there for her family and others. Donna and Bruce have been together for over 30 years. They gave their heart to the Lord October 21, 2012, were baptized October 28, and got married October 31. Donna’s life was working for the church and doing for Jesus and Bruce. Donna believed in hard work and honesty. She loved to mow and weed eat. She enjoyed her time working in her uncle Rondal’s horse barn one summer. She loved her uncle Bob as her second father. Donna also loved her cigarettes almost as much as she loved Bruce. I said almost!
She had a special friend, Philmore Harmon. She was always asking him to fix her coffee, bring her this and that, or she would crack his head. The past year another family came into Donna and Bruce’s life, The Greens- Oscar Jr., Jerry, Johnnie, Mark, and Evan. Donna just couldn’t believe why they invited them over to have Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners last year and treated them as family.
She would visit her dad as long as she was able. I remember Donna and I went on her last visit to Don. She didn’t think she would make it without her oxygen, but we made it. You have to say Donna loved her family with all of her heart. She always took care of her mother, Joyce, and her sister, Liz, as long as she was able.
Donna has paid the price we all must pay... Death. Matthew Chapter 25 Verse 21 says, “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
She will be missed by her husband, Ronald Bruce Risner, mother Joyce, father Don, sister Elizabeth, brother Michael Fred, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends and acquaintances.
Pallbearers- Jimmy Patrick, Daniel Conley, Philmore Harmon, Cory Cravens, Ashland Patrick, Michael Brown, Joe Dean Roark, Ralph Dunn
Honorary pallbearers Bob Reed, Rondal Reed, Mike Reed, George Reed, Joe Roark, Jason Oney
Written by: Aunt Arbadella Reed