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Donna Milissa Whitehead was born May 27, 1959 in Columbus, Georgia to Carolyn Lee Cone and James Robert Cone, Jr. She was one of five children and being older, she was instrumental in helping her mother raise her siblings. She was always a daddy’s girl and somewhat of a homebody. After graduating from Hallie Turner in Columbus, she began working as a waitress for many restaurants over the years. She moved to Panama City, Florida and worked with Burger King, Ryan’s Steakhouse, and Captain Jack’s. She enjoyed her time near the coast and loved spending every moment she could on the beach or floating Bayou George.
She eventually moved back to the Columbus and Phenix City area. She enjoyed spending time at Flat Rock Park, especially anytime she could be near the water. She was always tidy and kept a clean house. Family joke that she always makes a grand entrance late, usually because of her thorough facial and fashion prep. In her spare time, Donna enjoyed watching old horror movies, collecting pictures of her family and creating beautiful collages, and of course social media and all the games she could play.
Donna Milissa Whitehead, 59, of Columbus, Georgia passed away January 2, 2019 at Wellstar Cobb Hospital. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Robert Cone, Sandra Sudgen, and Janet Flowers.
Survivors include her daughter, Shannon (Zac) Brewer of Springfield, Missouri; sister, Debra (Gerald) Herrin of Upatoi, Georgia; beloved grandchildren, Alexis Dodd, Caleb Dodd, and Makaylee Brewer; partner, Tony Whitehead; and numerous extended family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held (Time) on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Shady Woods Faith Christian, 4 All American Drive, Phenix City, Alabama 36870.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.
The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory below.