Donna Kay Darville (Williams) was born on May 11, 1943, to Ellen and Nicholas Linta of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Donna lived in many different places throughout her life including Boca Grande, Florida, and Venice, Florida, where she graduated high school in 1960. She received the superlative of “Class Cut UP” in her senior year of high school.
After high school, Donna moved to Woodstock, Georgia with her two children, Tina and Todd. As a single mother, she worked hard to ensure that her children were taken care of and given what they needed. Donna met her lifelong friend Sharron Brock while she lived on Dupree Road. Donna balanced her work at a local dentist’s office with her participation in the PTA and involvement with her children’s sports teams.
Donna then met up with the love of her life, Daniel Williams. After being best friends for over 20 years, the two finally decided to get married in 1986 in Annapolis, Maryland. Through marriage, Donna gained three children,Jeff , D’Ann and Scott. After living in Annapolis for 4 years, Dan and Donna moved to Crofton, Maryland. Their Crofton house became the birthplace of many memories, as Dan and Donna hosted their family for numerous Christmas, Thanksgiving, and birthday celebrations. In this house, Donna proudly watched her granddaughter, Tess, graduate both high school and college.
Donna had a happy and eventful life. She traveled as much as could, experiencing places like London, Paris, Canada, and the Redwood Forest. She enjoyed music by Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge. Her favorite movies included My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which sparked many family jokes, and Batteries Not Included. Donna spent much of her time working in her garden, baking, and cooking; she was always looking for new recipes to share with others. Donna loved her family more than anything in the world. Although she would never admit it, she loved her grand-dog, Buddy, too. Donna was loved dearly and will be truly missed by many.