Born on December 30, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio
Departed on June 3, 2021 in Palm Bay, Florida
Donna L Maxwell passed away June 3, 2021 at Life Care Centers of Palm Bay where she resided. She was born in Columbus, Ohio December 30, 1928 to parents Earl and Pauline Noland. She was married to Harold W Maxwell for 69 years before his passing in 2016.
Donna moved to Florida in 1980 from Delaware, Ohio. She was a former secretary at the Delaware County School Board. After moving to Florida, she enjoyed volunteering and became president of Holmes Regional Medical Center auxiliary along with secretary of the Lamplighter Village homeowners association. During her recent years she was president of the resident council at Life Care Centers of Palm Bay.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Satellite Beach, FL.
Donna is survived by her two daughters, Teri Norris and Karen (Michael) Leiter. She has five grandchildren, Katrinna (Anthony) Norris, Eric Norris, Shelli (Dick) Johnson, Staci (Ken) Sylva, Brian (Mari) Norris and eight great-grandchildren Austin, Zack, Sarah, Christina, Connor, Kirsten, Ian and Nicholas and several nieces and nephews.
She was proceeded in death by her husband Harold, son in law Norm Norris and two brothers Bernard and Al. She is survived by one sister Freida.
Donnas life was her family, always putting others first. She enjoyed taking care of others so when she found her forever home at Life Care she became part of their family too. She was love by all residents and staff, as she loved them.
Friends planning expressions of sympathy are asked to donate to Vitas Hospice.
A private celebration of life will be held for her friends at Life Care Centers of Palm Bay.
My wife and I got to know Donna when we came to Life Care on the last Sunday of every month to conduct a Church Service in the dining room for those who wanted to worship..
Donna faithfully attended every service. She went out of her way to wheel in plenty of her friends and other people whom she had a deep concern for.
Donna loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart.
She had a genuine concern for the lost souls of this world. She would tell me how she yearned for some of them to trust Christ as their Saviour before they died. She was instrumental in the three or four years that I was coming there to be a part of several folks in doing just that.
After COVID we had to suspend the service at Life Care for the time being.
I sadly discovered of Donna's passing when I looked at the Brownlie Maxwell site for another lady whom I knew and had heard of her passing.
I worked with her daughter Karen in the medical field in the mid 1980's through the mid 1990's.
Karen came to at least a dozen of the services my wife and I held.
My heart goes out to Karen and Teri and those who are grieving for her loss.
I am glad to say I know where Donna is right now.
She is with Christ.
Until we meet again.
Pastor James Waddell
and wife - Florence
Ambassadors for Christ Baptist Church
4240 S. US 1
Grant, FL 32949
Donna was a gentle and kind lady. I remember her at Asbury Methodist Church - she always looked lovely and gracious. Her spirit lives on through her children and her grands.
I always loved visiting with Donna when we came down to Fla. She was so sweet. She had a loving family who will miss her dearly. R.I.P. Donna❤️