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Donna Kay Blount
Services for Donna Kay Blount, 70, of Troy will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Young's Daughters Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Harlan Haines and Pastor Stephen Cannon officiating. A private family burial will occur following services.
On Monday, May 30, 2022 Donna Kay Blount met Jesus face to face, and greeted Him with that amazing smile we here on earth all know and love.
Donna was born June 19, 1951 to Mervin and Colleen Slaton in Rugby, Texas. She was a proud member of the Deport High School state championship basketball team, and always told us the story about the time she scored a half-court shot at the buzzer of the final quarter in the championship game. Jimmy knew he was going to marry Donna from the first time he saw her, and said so, even though he didn’t know her name and his friend told him she was too fancy for him. Shortly after that, she happened to flag down that handsome young man while he was at the Sonic. From that day the two were rarely apart. They married on February 28, 1970, and Jimmy gladly ate nothing but spaghetti and unsweetened apple pie for six months while Donna learned to diversify her culinary abilities. The two created a story worth telling. For 52 years they blazed trails and took roads rarely taken. They committed themselves to sticking together through better or worse. Their love withstood the trials and the fires of life and is a true testament to what marriage should be. Donna wore many business hats in her career, including risk management and insurance sales, but above all she was committed to her family’s company, “Blount Speedy Rooter”. Her title was “President and CEO”, but we all knew her as the backbone and the brains of the company. Donna lived a lifestyle of generosity, and had a God-given ability to pour grace on every situation she encountered. She was actively involved at her home church, First Baptist Church of Troy, and was devoted to countless causes. If you spent Saturday night with Donna, you were going to church Sunday morning. She loved everyone she met with a special love only she could muster. Her “wrap you up” hugs are one of the things we will miss most. She told us how much she loved us with her extensive vocabulary. We often didn’t know if she had a new word or just made one up for the situation, something we called “Donnaisms”. If you were down when you called, you would be laughing by the time you got off the phone with her. She used laughter at the end of her sentences in the place of punctuation. She was the glue that kept us all together and a constant source of encouragement.
Donna/Mom/Gran/Aunt Donna left her fingerprints on everything she came in contact with, especially us. We rejoice her pain is gone, but our loss is great. We already miss her deeply.
Donna was preceded in death by her daddy, Mervin Slaton and her Aunt Sis.
Donna is survived by her husband Jimmy Dwayne, sons: Nick and wife Leslie, Jeff and wife Chasity, grandchildren: Vinny, Nicholas, Catherine, Brody, and Parker Blount, mom: Colleen Slaton, siblings: Kathy Holt and David Slaton, Josie the parrot dog, who loved being on her momma’s shoulder, and many nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Trista Hill for articulating the words to embrace Mrs. Blount life.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 3rd from 5:00 - 9:00 pm with testimony hour starting at 8:00 pm in the Young's Daughters Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements are in the care of Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center.
It was great to see that Donna had been blessed with a well lived life and was a blessing to many others. May God bless you all in the days ahead with peace and many memories of the good times and blessings you shared together.
A Deport school classmate,
Morris Foster Jun 5 2022 2:26 PM
So sorry for your loss of Donna!
She was beautiful , smart, and fun!
I am sad for her family, she and Jimmy were a perfect couple!
Betty Wilson Slayden Jun 4 2022 2:37 AM
Thanks everyone for the kind words and prayers!
If y’all are coming to help us celebrate her life for visitation and or funeral, Donna requested casual dress without black.
Thank yall, it’s times like these when you realize what amazing people surround your family.
Jeff Blount Jun 3 2022 5:17 PM
So sorry for your loss. She was a genuine soul and is at the core of some of my greatest memories at FBC Troy. Thinking of her laugh and smile still brings a smile to my face. Love this lady and am praying for you all to find the hope in knowing we will be rejoicing again with her one day. ❤️
Macey (Levy) Jacobs Jun 3 2022 1:49 PM
There is no greater love on earth than the love of a mother for her children. Thinking of all of you and praying for comfort and peace in your hearts. ❤️
Lee and Stacy Bender and family Jun 3 2022 12:16 PM
So wonderful to read of a life so well lived ! My prayers to all her loved ones especially her mother!
Linda Francis Gray Jun 3 2022 12:03 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Donna Blount
Annette Knox Jun 3 2022 8:58 AM
Greetings to Donna’s family. Thank you for sharing the basketball memory. Those were exciting days. My heart goes out to loved ones who will miss this very special person. I am Karen Webb Walker, sister of Tom Webb and daughter of Mac Webb Donna’s history teacher.
Karen Walker Jun 2 2022 2:59 PM
Donna and I graduated from Deport High in 1969. I can still hear her laugh and see that big smile. We had many good memories of our school years. Prayers to all the family.
Tom Webb Jun 2 2022 2:47 PM
Donna was always kind and generous - very sweet to her ungainly younger cousin. I was in awe of her beauty and glamour watching her prepare for a date in high school. I watched as she grew into a happy young married woman and noticed her solid, loving relationship with her husband, Jimmy. She was a real role model although she would have just said she was living her life. Very grounded. Down to earth. Never knew her to be unkind. Donna was also a dear, close friend to my mother, Gayle, who loved her like a daughter.
Angie Jun 2 2022 10:15 AM