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Donna F. Rawls

August 11, 1945 — November 12, 2022

Shreveport

Donna F. Rawls

 

Donna F. Collins Rawls - devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend of many - passed away peacefully at her home in Shreveport, Louisiana at the age of 77 on November 12, 2022 after a lengthy illness.

 

Donna was born on August 11, 1945 to loving parents, Milliage and Janell Collins and lived most of her life in Shreveport, Louisiana. She married James O. Rawls, also known as Buddy, on February 14, 1976 and together with their two daughters, they proceeded to build a long life of love, laughter and caring.

 

She enjoyed doing a variety of arts and crafts and loved cooking for her family - except on Friday and Saturday nights! She loved to shop and spend time at Disney World with her family.

 

A devoted grandmother, she was always there for every birthday, sporting event, graduation or major milestone in all her grandchildren’s lives. However, her role as a grandmother extended way beyond her own grandchildren. Her generous and kind spirit inspired many to call her “Nana” as though she was their own.

 

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, James “Buddy” Rawls; her daughters, Tammy Curlin and husband, Jonathan, Dana Wheeler and husband, Michael; her beloved grandchildren, Brandi Carter and husband Jeff, Elizabeth Wheeler, Alexander Wheeler; and  great-grandchildren, Cohen and Callen Carter. Additionally, she leaves behind her sister, Deanna Roth and husband Lester; nephews, Dewayne Roth and wife, Lisa, and Scott Roth and wife, Denise; along with so many more members of her extended family and her many friends. Dedicated to bringing joy and comfort into the lives of her family and friends, Donna will forever be missed.

 

Special thanks from the Rawls family to the Christus Hospice staff for their amazing care of Donna in her final year.

Honoring Donna as pallbearers will be Dewayne Roth, Scott Roth, Carl Pettis, John Aldridge, Randy Hamm, Dennis Fowler, Doug Woodward and Tommy Wise.

 

The family would like to invite all whose lives she touched to help honor her life and memory. A visitation will be held at Rose-Neath South Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on November 17, 2022. A funeral service will be held at Rose-Neath South Funeral Home on November 18, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Pastor Joel Hicks.

The family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association Organization in lieu of flowers. Donations may be made online at
 http://act.alz.org/goto/Donna_F_Rawls

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Visitation

Thursday, November 17, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Rose-Neath Shreveport Southside

2500 Southside Dr, Shreveport, LA 71118

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Funeral Service

Friday, November 18, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Shreveport Southside

2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, LA 71118

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Burial

Friday, November 18, 2022

Starts at 12:30pm (Central time)

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