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Mrs. Donna Sue Baranik was born on June 9th, 1956 in Burlington, North Carolina to Roberta Fields Williams and the late William Melford Williams, Sr. She was a member of Cornerstone Full Gospel Church in Columbus, Georgia. Mrs. Donna always had a love and passion for music. Not only was she blessed with a lovely voice that she used to sing in church and on television, she was also gifted with the ability to play the piano, organ, guitar, and banjo. Her favorite singer was Doug Stone. She was an avid reader of her Bible and enjoyed writing gospel songs. When Mrs. Donna wasn’t at church, she could be found completing puzzles, crocheting, or cooking. Some of her most famous and desired dishes were her fried chicken and hobo burgers. Mrs. Donna worked as an insurance agent for 20 years before her health declined.
Donna Sue Baranik, 62, of Phenix City, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Columbus Hospice. She is preceded in death by her father; half-sister, Silver Dean; and half-brother, Eddie Keith.
Survivors include her husband, William Baranik; mother, Roberta Keith of Phenix City, AL; children, Joseph Martel, Stephen Martel, and Michael Martel, all of Columbus, GA; nine wonderful grandchildren, Jacob, Kirsten, Bailey, Joseph II, Daniel, Angel, Christina, Michael II, and Hailey; three great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Noah, and Carter; nine siblings, Danny Williams, Johnny Williams, Lonnie Williams, Paul Williams, Darlene Butts, Richard Williams, William Williams, Jr., Kenny Williams, and Florene Williams; three fur babies, Fat Cat, Tabby, and Chico; and many extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, 2517 2nd Avenue, Columbus, GA 31904.
The Baranik Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, GA 31909, 706-577-0055, www.georgiacremation.com. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Mrs. Donna below.