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In Memory of

Donna Truhett McJenkins

January 22, 1953 - November 29, 2016

Obituary


COTTONDALE - Donna Truhett McJenkins, age 63, of Cottondale, died November 29, 2016. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016, at First Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be Friday, December 2, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Douglas Alan McJenkins; mother, Pauline Truhett and brother, Dennis Glen Truhett. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer McJenkins Strother (Brian); sister, Darlene Truhett Holifield (Billy); brother, David...

COTTONDALE - Donna Truhett McJenkins, age 63, of Cottondale, died November 29, 2016. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016, at First Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be Friday, December 2, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Douglas Alan McJenkins; mother, Pauline Truhett and brother, Dennis Glen Truhett. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer McJenkins Strother (Brian); sister, Darlene Truhett Holifield (Billy); brother, David B. Truhett (Cindy); father, R.B. Truhett; grandchildren, Camerin Strother, Kathryn McCracken, Caitlin Strother, Courtnie Strother, Matt McCracken, Claire Douglas Strother and Tyler Strother. Donna was born January 22, 1953 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to R.B. and Pauline Truhett. Donna had a valiant 35 year fight with breast cancer. Her strong will to live and contagious smile is remembered by everyone she met. She had an unwavering faith in God that allowed her to live one day at a time without worrying about tomorrow. Her zest for life and signature gift of joy kept her focused on others rather than herself. Her daughter and grandchildren will carry on a legacy sharing her love of travel and entertaining sense of humor. Donna worked as a dialysis nurse for 34 years and loved caring for others. Pallbearers will be Brian Strother, Camerin Strother, Seth Truhett, Jeremy Wilson, Adam Beams and Chris Nama. Honorary pallbearers are employees and patients of DaVita Dialysis. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital and Hospice of West Alabama.