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Donna Willis Harrison, age 67, of the Arbuckle Community, went home to be with the Lord on July 7, 2018. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of Doris Gurley Burleson and the late Bill Burleson. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by brother-in-law, Wayne Sams. Donna was a member of Crabtree Baptist Church. She enjoyed doing embroidery and also loved camping at Patience Park, her home away from home.
Donna is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, James Daniel Harrison; mother, Doris Gurley Burleson; sister, Wanda Sams of Blue Rock; brother, Terry Lee Willis and his wife, Linda, of Newdale; niece, Jennifer McMahan and her husband, Kevin, of Spruce Pine; nephews, Jason Willis and his wife, Mae, of Florida and Alex Rose and his wife, Megan, of Burnsville; great nieces, Morgan McMahan and Jade Willis, and great nephews, Mitchell McMahan and Axel Rose.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 11th from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Crabtree Baptist Church. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Rev. Dale Banks and Rev. Chad Wise will officiate. Burial will follow in the Crabtree Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.